In response to my own post of June 3rd “the dime is squeezing me” I am hosting a carnival of sorts this week. Or maybe it will become a meme. I don’t know where it will go, but for this week, let’s encourage each other. We will start today with 101 ways to decrease your outgo. You may add a link to your own post, or add by comment. If you add a link to your own post, please make it specific to that post.
On Wednesday I have a really great opportunity for y’all and we will start with 101 ways to increase your income! I have a feeling we will exceed the 101 number on both.
Please spread the word and tell your friends!
Ok, ready, set, go……
Ok, y’all are moving too slow…here are my tips…and I will keep adding to them
turn down the AC ♥ turn off the AC ♥ use cloth napkins ♥ use dish towels instead of paper towels ♥ reuse zip-lock baggies ♥ use canning jars or tupperware for leftovers ♥ actually eat the leftovers ♥ water down your shampoo ♥ water down your laundry soap ♥ water down your dish soap ♥ only buy meat that is less than $1.79 per pound ♥ buy in bulk and seperate into useable servings ♥ turn off light ♥ use timers on light that get left on ♥ turn down the temp on the water heater ♥ use an automatic timer on the water heater ♥ convert your water heater to solar ♥ cook from scratch ♥ compile all trips that require driving into 1 day a week when you are already going somewhere ♥ line dry your clothes ♥ keep jugs of water in your freezer if there is extra space ♥ if you live in the country buy a dairy cow ♥ or goats ♥ and chickens ♥ grow everything you can and learn to put up ♥ get stuff you need from freecycle ♥ use vinegar and water to clean ♥ sleep farmer hours, up with the sun, down with the sunset ♥ reuse towels for several days, you’re clean after a shower right? ♥ borrow, lend and barter with neighbors ♥ do all baking on one day per week ♥ calculate mileage and cost before making a trip ♥ learn to harvest seeds and save them ♥ take light bulbs out of fixtures that take more than 1 ♥ use lower watt bulbs ♥ use the ice dispenser on the outside of the fridge instead of opening door ♥ hang quilts over the windows when the temp is below freezing ♥ block off unused rooms when the weather is extremely hot or cold ♥ drink water ♥ trade hand me downs ♥ buy the Sunday paper to plan your shopping around the sales/coupons ♥ only use coupons when it makes the purchase cheaper than the store brand ♥ go to stores that honor others’ ads ♥ hand wash instead of using dishwasher ♥ drive a 4 cylinder ♥ use wood heat ♥