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Recycling: Packaging
 
 

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Save money by recycling as much of the packaging as possible from the items sent to you in the mail. Styrofoam peanuts can be put in planters to frugally elevate the soil level.  Larger pieces of Styrofoam can be cut to size and put in packages you send to other people. 

Bags of air can also be reused to cushion your packages.  Boxes can be broken down and stored for reuse.  Small packets of silica gel can be used in containers where you want to hold down rust, such as in tool boxes.  Anything reused is thrift friendly.

 

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Frugal footnotes:

 

Here are some more frugal tips to save money recycling packaging material.

 

- The paper around packages can be recycled for craft projects.
 
- If your package comes wrapped in string, recycle the string.
 
- If you received a package with stamps, think about keeping them.  Stamp collecting is a very popular hobby.  They don't take up much room, and you may be glad you have them some day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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