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Gifts: Wrapping
 
 

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Save money wrapping gifts by using thrift friendly wrapping paper and ribbon.  Buy wrapping paper when it goes on sales after Christmas in solid colors that you can use throughout the year. Other frugal items you can use for wrapping gifts all year are the comics, butcher block paper, calendar pictures, and leftover wallpaper.

Raffia is an inexpensive way to put ribbon on a present, and looks very good with butcher paper.

 

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Frugal footnotes:

Here are some more frugal tips to save money on wrapping paper.

 

- Pretty magazine pictures make nice wrapping paper.
 
- Large inexpensive tablecloths work well for wrapping large presents.
 
- When possible, use a portion of the present for the gift wrap.  For example, a large towel can be used to wrap other towels and given a festive look with ribbons. 
 
- Tissue paper costs less than traditional wrapping paper.
 
- Save wrapping paper after gifts are opened.  You can iron it to get out the wrinkles, and/or you can shred it for filler for gift bags.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tightwad Tidbits

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Click below to find hundreds of money saving
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