Monday, August 9, 2010

Money Saving Monday! Find Savings in the Kitchen

I am continuing the money saving article, found in AllYou magazine, June 18, 2010 issue, that I have done the past few weeks. Have you saved any money by using the past tips? This one is for the kitchen...

Reduce spending on cleaning basics and food

*Squeeze more life from a sponge: Throw it in with a load of dishes in the dishwasher every couple of days or so to sanitize it and get several additional weeks' use from it.

*Stop buying paper towels: In addition to being a money-saving move, repurposing old T-shirts and cloth diapers as dishrags and cleaning cloths cuts down on waste, so it's better for the environment.

*Toss staples in deep freeze: Buy shredded cheese in bulk when you see a deal. Sprinkle in cornstarch to prevent sticking, then freeze. Consider storing herbs and spices and loaves of bread in the freezer, too, to extend their shelf life.

*Cut down on energy costs: After the dishwasher's final rinse, open the door and pull out the racks. Let the dishes air-dry to save electricity.

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