My friend Robin answered my previous question regarding ideas for saving money. She said:
Ways we are saving money are:
Washing our hands in a large mixing bowl in the bathroom sink and using that to flush the toilet each time.
Not using the gas heat that this house has, using 2 space heaters instead. (I'll find out for sure next week, but I think it is saving us close to $200.00 a month)
Closing off rooms that are not needed during the day.
Using beans & lentils in place of meat.
Not purchasing 'extra' foods, such as deserts, chips, candy, soda (except for baking a few Christmas sugar cookies this week)
I often see grocery carts stuffed full of 'empty' foods. All that money spent...
Wearing clothes for more than one day, instead of washing after every wearing.
Using half of the amount of clothes washing detergent recommended UNLESS we have done yardwork or otherwise made the clothes filthy.
There's more, I'm sure!
You can find Robin at The Blog at Stokesbury.