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Old 07-14-2008, 12:20 AM   #1
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Ok! We have a fabulous place now! We'll be moving in soon. We want to save, save, save! What are the best things you've tried and found successful for minimizing your utility bills? Finding great buys? Cutting down grocery costs? Gas? DH found out that (real) wood blinds for windows are best to keep out heat- it absorbs. So that's my share of the day :-)

BTW- we'll be in a apartment (bottom floor) & we want to be thrifty but not super frugal, KWIM? Like, example: I was watching a show on one of the educational channels some time ago and there was a special on a man who did not work at all- he dug in the garbage for stuff to have or sell (?), bought 2 ply toilet tissue and separated it to be sure to have more...

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Old 07-14-2008, 12:50 AM   #2
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haah, wow! 1ply tissue paper. that doesn't even sound comfy. I just bought 24rolls of Toilet paper for 5dollars and that should last me 1year, now if I made it into 1ply I bet I could stretch that out for hmm 2 1/2 years ish? rofl. way to funny!!!

oh and if anyone does this..sorry mean no offense
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I just bought 24rolls of Toilet paper for 5dollars and that should last me 1year
Wow, you don't use much tp at all!

They now sell powerstrips that stop sucking electricity once your electronics are turned off. They cost about $30 or $40, but they should save you $ in the long run. Another thrifty (and space saving) idea is to use dish towels, rags and cloth napkins rather than roll after roll of paper towels or napkins.
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