Frugal Tips from Louise

Louise is my frugal friend and has lots of great ideas to recycle, reuse and remake. From time to time, I'll be posting her frugal tips here on my blog, leave me comments because Louise follows my blog and she will read it. Thanks!
Louise writes: While I was emptying out a bag of perogies into the pot of water just a few minutes ago, then washing, turning the bag inside out and then putting it over a wine bottle standing near the sink to dry....I was thinking that maybe you could use another handy hint.
 Kids going back to they even take lunches any more?  If they do, do their parents spend money on wax paper for the sandwiches?  You know, a bag like the above would work well, or even the bags that cereal is packed in. A penny here, a penny there, it adds up, but even more important, it will change a person's thought process to being less of a throwaway consumer.

Wise words Louise!
Louise continues:
By the way, somebody was impressed with my food scraper.  She likes it better than the one she bought.  It is made from a large plastic lid off a margarine tub.  Just cut it in half, and you have two of them.  So when you chop onions or peppers, it is easy to scoop them up and by pressing into the middle with your thumb, you can pour dry stuff into the smallest container.  Try it.
I did give this a try and its making a new home in my kitchen. Very hand for scraping up the last minute peices of onions etc. Good thinking!

Thanks so much Louise!


  1. Hi Caroline! Great tips! Your blog looks awesome!

  2. Both are wonderful tips - great to save money AND to help out the environment at the same time. We often wash out our plastic bags and re-use them.

  3. I always appreciate finding any ideas on re-purposing. I reuse plastic lids in several ways...lids for cups to keep knats out when necessary. I have cut small sewing patterns from them. They make good spoon rests next to the stove.

  4. Thanks for sharing this. I reuse plastic ziploc bags, have used wax paper cereal bags for pressing applique, used dryer sheets for applique, plastic lids and milk jugs for templates, the lids for paint pallets.

  5. Yahoo, I'm so glad to see that everyone likes the ideas that we come up with and many thanks again to Louise!


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