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Frugal Fridays: Awesome Frugal Ideas!!!

Welcome to the Frugal Friday edition of My Take on Money. I simply love finding ways to save money and be more frugal.  I don’t care what anyone says, being frugal is just smart and in this time of uncertainty with the economy the more frugal you can become the better!

This week’s edition is just basically more frugal savvy ideas that will make you a frugal zealot.  Actually these are ideas that most people don’t even think about….it’s the kind of stuff that makes you go…hmmmm 🙂 Check these out:

Recycle take-out containers

Okay, I know what you’re thinking.  It sounds like I’m telling you to recycle those Styrofoam takeout containers that you get from most fast-food joints. Actually I’m referring to those sturdy plastic take-out containers that look like Tupperware.  You’d probably get these types of containers from more expensive restaurants, which is even more of a reason to recycle them.  They make super great containers for storing food or for brining your lunch to work.

Save those extra condiment packets

Yes, I’m one of those people who probably take more than one packet of ketchup or mayonnaise when I eat at a restaurant. At least, I don’t grab a whopping handful….lol.  I actually store the extras in my fridge or store them in a plastic bag to use at work.  One of my favorites is soy sauce….I can never have enough of that.  It beats carrying a soy sauce bottle around.  I guess you can tell that I like Chinese food!   Anyway, please don’t throw those little valuable condiment packets away.   They can come in handy when you least expect them to.

Save unused take-out napkins

Since I save the extra condiment packets that I get at fast-food restaurants, I bet you’re not surprised that I also save any extra napkins that I don’t use as well!  C’mon….you can’t throw away unused napkins. 🙂  Be smart and store them in your purse or in the glove compartment of your car for those times you might spill something.

Give egg cartons a second life

This is really a good idea for those of you who are aspiring to become gardeners.  You can spend your money buying seedling trays or you can use your empty egg cartons instead.  Believe me; they work just as good….especially those large trays that hold 24 or 48 eggs. I also heard that egg shells make good fertilizer for gardens too!

I hope these frugal ideas are as helpful to you as they are for me.  I love being frugal and saving money and you can too!

What savvy frugal ideas do you have?