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Cutting Boards

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Save money on cutting boards by making them last as long as possible.  If you have a wooden cutting board, sand it down every 3 months to remove germs, and apply a food grade sealant.  You can also use a plastic cutting board, but they will get stained over time.  You can swap out frugal, thrift friendly plastic placemats, but be sure they are thick enough to protect your counter or that you place something under them to protect your counter surface.


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Frugal footnotes:

Here are some more frugal tips for cutting boards.


- Use a separate cutting board for meat.
- Buy a quality cutting board so it won't warp and bend, and can stand repeated refinishing to save money in the long run.
- Keep your cutting board smelling fresh by cleaning it with a paste made from baking
soda and water.  Rub it into the board, and then rinse.  Rub longer for wooden boards.







Tightwad Tidbits

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tips in alphabetical order


A - Frugal Tips: Acne - Automobiles


B - Frugal Tips:  Babies - Buttons


C - Frugal Tips: Cakes - Cutting Boards


D - Frugal Tips:  Dandruff - Dryers


E - Frugal Tips:  Eating Out - Eyeliner


F - Frugal Tips:  Fabric - Furniture


G- Frugal Tips:  Garage Sales - Groceries


H - Frugal Tips:  Hair Humidifiers


I - Frugal Tips:  Ice - Ironing


J - Frugal Tips:  Jars - Junk Mail


K - Frugal Tips:  Ketchup - Kitchen Pot Hangers


L - Frugal Tips:  Ladders - Lotions


M - Frugal Tips:  Mac and Cheese - Mushrooms


N - Frugal Tips:  Nail Polish - Nuts


O - Frugal Tips: Oatmeal - Ovens


P - Frugal Tips: Paint - Pumpkins


Q - Frugal Tips: Quiche - Quilting


R - Frugal Tips: Radishes - Rubbing Alcohol


S - Frugal Tips: Sales - Sweetened Condensed Milk


T - Frugal Tips: Tablecloths - TV Dinners


U - Frugal Tips: Upholstery Fabric - Utilities


V - Frugal Tips: Vacations - Vinyl Tablecloths


W - Frugal Tips: Wallpaper - Wreaths


XYZ - Frugal Tips - Yams - Zucchini