Saving Money Series – More Tips and Tricks to Save Money

I’m always looking for ways to save. This post gives you 10 more tips and tricks to save money.



  1. If you find your sliced bread goes stale or moldy before you get through the loaf try putting bread in the freezer. It thaws very quickly so you can take out only the slices you need and keep the rest from going bad.
  1. If you run out of mouthwash and really need fresh breath but can’t run to the store put 1 tablespoon of white vinegar in 8 ounces of water. Swish it around your mouth, spit it out, and rinse with clear water.
  1. You can re-use coffee grounds if you bake them. Spread the grounds on the filter in a baking dish and put them in a moderate oven for about 30 minutes. Only bake the grounds if you’re using the oven anyway, otherwise you’re not really saving any money.
  1. Do you use olive oil on salads or bread? Do you find yourself accidentally pouring too much on your food? Try putting olive oil in an old, clean pepper shaker. You can shake out just the right amount.
  1. Line the produce drawers of your refrigerator with newspapers or paper towels to absorb excess moisture which causes produce to rot. Change the paper as it gets really moist to keep your vegetables fresh longer.
  1. Any vegetables that you haven’t used and may go bad soon can be chopped up, blanched, and frozen. Or just throw compatible vegetables in the blender to make a base for soups and stews.
  1. Refrigerate candles (any kind) for a few hours before burning them. They’ll burn slower and taper candles will drip less. And remember to trim the wicks before burning candles, whether new or old.
  1. Save money on gas by slowing down. If you cut your highway speed from 70 mph to 60 mph you’ll save about 15%.
  1. Another vehicle related tip; buy your antifreeze in the summer. When temperatures are high the price is low but when it starts to get cold the price of antifreeze goes up.
  1. Find free or low cost entertainment. Check if local museums have free days. Find fairs and festivals with no entrance fees. Avoid buying food and drinks there. Go to the movies during matinee hours. You can save half the cost of a ticket. Attend free movies in the park. Your kids can play on the playground until movie time and you can pack a picnic. A town near us offers “Float and Flick” movies in the high school swimming pool. You can float on an inner tube while watching a family-friendly movie after a swim. Although it’s not free, it’s low cost and doubles the entertainment dollar.

Author: Elizabeth

I'm a wife, mom, and grandma (known as Bam) who loves cooking, baking, gardening, and all things that go into making a cozy coop for my brood. I have a disability so you may pick up tips on how to do things when some things just don't work right!

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