Tag Archives: recycle

52 Week Make Money Challenge Week Two Results

As was the case with week one, week two of the make money challenge ended up being a lot different than I anticipated at the beginning of the week. The goal this week was to sort items to sell and … Continue reading

Posted in 52 Week Make Money Challenge, Making Money, Personal Finance | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

How Will You Get Rid of It?

When making a big (or even small) purchase, many people fail to think about the end game. What happens when you no longer want the item, it’s old and broken down, or you have to sell it to help with … Continue reading

Posted in Frugal, Personal Finance, Saving Money, Shopping | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Earth Day and Frugality

Earth Day is coming. It’s one of those days I actually look forward to each year. While I get sick of the “greenwashing” that the big corporations engage in every year, I do enjoy some of the local celebrations at … Continue reading

Posted in Frugal, Holidays, Personal Finance, Saving Money | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Ten Unusual Things That You Can Recycle

Most people are well aware of all the common household items that can be recycled – whether by sending them off on the local recycling day or by repurposing them. However, there are plenty of items that you may own … Continue reading

Posted in Frugal, Personal Finance | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

10 Financial Reasons to Trash Trawl

I should probably point out right away that the subject of this article isn’t for the faint of heart. I’m sure that the idea of sorting through garbage probably conjures up some awfully nasty visions for some readers. Dumpster diving, … Continue reading

Posted in Food / Groceries, Frugal, Making Money, Personal Finance, Saving Money | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

50 Ways to Reuse Dryer Sheets

I have to admit that I enjoy figuring out new ways to use things. I’ve never thought much of the lowly dryer sheet (sometimes referred to as a fabric softener sheet), but have come to learn that it can do … Continue reading

Posted in Frugal, Personal Finance, Saving Money | Tagged , , , , , , , | 25 Comments

Make Money by Recycling

Recycling can be good for both the planet and your wallet. You won’t get rich recycling, but you can earn a little extra cash and keep a lot of waste out of the landfill. So just how do you make … Continue reading

Posted in Frugal, Making Money, Personal Finance, Saving Money | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

The Culture of Throwing Away Anything Not Perfect

Last week I was out walking my dog on trash day. As I was walking past my neighbor’s trash heap (I say heap because they always have more trash than will fit in the trash can and they just pile … Continue reading

Posted in Frugal, Personal Finance, Saving Money | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Freegan tips for the frugal

When I was in college, my roommates and I didn’t think twice about picking sofas, coffee tables, and housewares out of other people’s trash. Don’t get grossed out. We always gave them a good scrubbing and disinfecting when we got … Continue reading

Posted in Frugal, Personal Finance, Saving Money | Tagged , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Recycling Jeans: Things to do with Denim when it’s Dead

I love my blue jeans. They’re a pain to find and when I do, I pay top dollar for something that fits and isn’t too fashionable. I then wear them till they’re holding on by mere threads. I do get … Continue reading

Posted in Frugal, Saving Money | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

How’s the Economy? The Scrap Heap Indicator

I don’t need the media or the government to tell me that the economy is heading south. I have a foolproof barometer of economic health in my own town. It’s called the scrap heap, aka, the metal recycler. For about … Continue reading

Posted in Debt, Frugal, Personal Finance, Saving Money | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Frugal Tricks to Make Consumable Purchases Last Longer

Other than our mortgage and utilities, the majority of our regular spending goes to consumables. It’s amazing to think how much it costs to keep our bodies fed, clean, and healthy. Penny pincher that I am, I try to squeeze … Continue reading

Posted in Frugal, Personal Finance, Saving Money | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

The Cost of Tossing That Item

When people ask me about ways to save money, I give them the usual answers. Don’t buy stuff you don’t need, look for the best deal on what you do need, be conscious of your spending, etc. But I also … Continue reading

Posted in Personal Finance, Saving Money | Tagged , , , , , , | 14 Comments