Have you visited penny pinching grandma?

@SomeCowgirl (32255)
United States
August 21, 2008 4:44pm CST
Now that prices have sky rocketed, and buying things that used to cost so little to you, is now costing so much, no wonder we're all searching ways to pinch that copper penny. Well the last couple of hours I have been enthralled on a website that I think everyone is going to enjoy, because I know I am. http://www.pennypinching-grandma.com I'm assuming those in other countries can also use this site, even though some of the things you may not be able to find in your local store... I have no idea, I'm just giving you a disclaimer. Okay so here's a few that I liked and thought you as a mylotter might like as well: Pill Bottles, Old Lipstick Tubes, and Baby Food Jars are great organizers. Put petroleum Jelly in your lipstick tube as a chapstick alternative. Glass Jars and Bottles can be reused for canning, for a vase, or even to melt wax and make candles with. I'm not sure where to get the wick. Don't throw soap wrappers away, place them in your shoes or shoe cabinets to freshen up those stinky things. (here's one I suggest: Use fabric softener sheets) Have a friend or family member far away from you? Shred your old junkmail and use it as packing material for some of the delicate things your shipping So what do you think of these? Have you visited the site yet? Did you like what you saw? I hope all these tips helped!
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@redkathy (3375)
• United States
21 Aug 08
Wow very cool site! Yes I do some of the things there but learned a few too! thanks for the soap wrapper tip, didn't know that one
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@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
21 Aug 08
I'm afraid I can't take credit for that one, I got it off the site! Actually all of them I got off the site, but I'm glad you learned a few new frugal tips!
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@Wizzywig (7858)
21 Aug 08
I hadn't heard of the site but I went straight to it from your link. At the moment, I think I'm doing almost all I can to cut back and save but I will be going thru the site closely over the next few days to see what else I can do. Thanks for posting the link. I'm sure a lot of people will find it useful
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@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
21 Aug 08
I hope a lot of people will, I'm still glued to it right now. A few I have heard before, but a few things I hadn't. Overall it's really nice and I think everyone will enjoy it! Hope it helps you stay frugal!
@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
25 Aug 08
sure they are all helpful! i will check out that site later but it sounds very interesting. it is tough trying to save money in this day and age when the price of everything goes up except everyone's wages!
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@deem1977 (242)
• United States
22 Aug 08
That is a really good site. I visited it and intend to go back again when I have more time. Although I had not thought of putting petroleum jelly in my lipstick tube as a chapstick alternative, I have been using petroleum jelly for years as a bedtime lip moisturizer. I used to have a problem with chapped lips until I started doing this as a teenager. Not only does it work well, but a pretty good size tub of petroleum jelly only costs about a buck and lasts for a very long time.
@peavey (16906)
• United States
22 Aug 08
Yes, I've been there before. Good site for saving a lot of pennies, one at a time.
• United States
22 Aug 08
A very informative site. Thank you.
@compumom (738)
• United States
21 Aug 08
Wow, what a great site! Thanks for sharing the link.