I am always looking to save money and I recycle, use local business connections and even find stuff on the side of the road but what if you already have things that save you time and money?
Are you maximising their potential?
I have upgraded my single freezer for a larger model, I say upgraded but as ever the old freezer was recycled to help a friend whose own freezer had packed up and the larger one I now have was from someone else who no longer needed it. Running a larger freezer does cost more and at the moment I can’t quite fill it so, as it is cheaper to run when full, I have packed out the gaps using cheap bread from the knockdown shelf of the local supermarket. I can’t stand the bread but comes in handy as every time I fill the space with other things, the bread becomes either Bread and Butter Pudding or simply straight Bread Pudding. Failing that the local Ducks and Geese get the spoils when I take the kids to the park. In all honesty I am never going to retire on the money I save but it all helps.
If you own a whizzy thing (technical term for a blender), it can save you loads of money. I get all the left over fruit at he end of the week and whizz until smooth then add water to dilute. Not rocket science but better than putting them in the compost heap. I have also been known to whizz a left over casserole, adding water and renaming it “soup”. I love a bowl of heart warming soup when the weather is cold and you only want a snack, but it is rather pricey to buy the better brands and the cheap ones are watery and tasteless however a cheap tin of tomatoes with a few fresh herbs, half a teaspoon of sugar and a dash of Tabasco makes a great soup.
He who keeps house thinks his tomato soup is from the garden tomatoes but when I run out this is what I make him and he is non the wiser. Vegetables that have gone soft and a little black, after a little scrubbing, when boiled and blended make another great soup. God Bless my whizzy thing!
[pullquote]Have you put your children’s plastic and wooden toys through the dishwasher? Useful when you only have half a load to do and it does a great job of getting them clean. [/pullquote] So what else do you own that could be put to another use?
Best use for the fondue set you got from Great Aunt Agatha as a wedding present, grow herbs in the bowl and use the sticks as a prop for new seedlings! Finally, I challenge you to find an alternative use for something you already own. I would love to hear your suggestions
Take Care People
PS I would like to apologise for not responding to your comments, I do want to but in this instance, computer says no.
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