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Simple Saving Savvy: Savvy Saving Solutions ~ Creative Recycling/Reusing

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Savvy Saving Solutions ~ Creative Recycling/Reusing

Here at Simple Saving Savvy, I emphasize intentional living with focus on household budgets, keeping in mind that all we have is a gift from God, right down to the FREE cool whip we'll be getting at Homeland this week!

Our whole world is "going green" and it seems like there's a new product around every corner to help us do that.

I thought it would be fun to come up with ways that we could recycle or reuse some of the things we get for FREE or SUPER CHEAP at the grocery store every week. Thanks to help from some of my readers, I think we came up with some great ideas.

Speaking of FREE cool whip...what do you do with the empty containers? Lynn suggests using them for freezing meal starters or left overs. Use a sharpie to label with the contents (which by the way can be scrubbed off when reusing)and best of all, they stack quite nicely!

Also, at Homeland, Rhodes Warm N Serve rolls are regularly priced at $2.69. Use the $1.00/1 coupon from the SmartSource 5/3 insert or print one
HERE to get these for $0.69. Not only are they a quick and delicious edition to any meal but I use the container for sending cookies to school with my children, taking meals to new mothers from church, holding leftovers in the get the picture.

Most of you probably already know this but just in case some are still not "in the loop", Hillshire Farm packs their Deli Select lunchmeats in Glad storage containers. So not only are you getting a great product, you also get a great storage option included in the price. I wait for a sale with a coupon to buy's like killing two birds with one stone.

<-- Another great reusable container is this pickle jar. Lynn purchases these at Homeland for under $3. Of course they're filled with whole dill pickles which she slices and packages into smaller portions. She says it works great as a sun tea jar, a container for sourdough starter (she promises to share the recipe with us soon!) and you can even use it to store homemade laundry detergent (we'll share this recipe at a later date as well!). Moving right along....

Have any of you gotten your FREE travel size lint removers at Walmart?

Evercare Lint Rollers are in the trial size section and are regularly priced at $0.97. Use the $1.00/1 printable HERE to get it for FREE plus overage. It not only serves its intended purpose but Sarah uses it to remove dust from lamp shades and window treatments. It's so easy, her sons can help!

At Homeland, Playtex disposable gloves are regularly priced at $1.79. Use the $1.00/1 coupon from the SmartSource 5/3 insert to get these for free. They're not only great for cleaning or for those of you who color your hair at home but Lynn uses them to pull weeds in her yard. She says they lasted for about 40 minutes before they wore out. Your teenager could pull alot of weeds in 40 minutes and never get their hands dirty!

And last, but most definitely not least...what to do with all those mismatched or holey socks???

Introducing....the SWIFFER SOCK!!

Lynn uses those babies as swiffer covers.

I hope you're getting the picture. And I hope you'll share some of YOUR ideas for a future post.

Email me your creative recycling/reusing solutions!



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