Going to Disney World was really expensive, so I was trying to save money on food while I was there. I came up with the concept of Food Court PB&J. My hotel’s food court sold packages of two slices of bread for 50 cents. I then took packets of peanut butter and jelly from the condiment section and made PB&Js. I’d make three of them in the morning before I went to the parks and take the extras with me to eat during the day. IYAMCHEAP
Instead of buying a bunch of expensive gifts, make baked goods if you have a knack for baking. Homemade cookies and brownies always go over well, and save you a bunch! IYAMCHEAP
My grandfather washes his bendy straws and reuses them. IYAMCHEAP (Actually, he is cheap.)
I cut my make-up removing wipes in half, carefully use both sides and I make sure to use the very edges! This way get twice as many uses out of a package because IYAMCHEAP.
I hate wasting anything. To save money and reuse old things, I turn old cards from Christmas or birthdays into gift tags. I cut off the back flap, use a paper cutter to cut out the main picture on the card, and a corner rounder to give it a more ‘finished’ look. I can either use tape to tape it onto a gift, or a hole puncher to tie it onto something! IYAMCHEAP
I shop Goodwill all the time, not only for the good deals, but because I am tall I can find name brand items for a fraction of the cost by going there. If I can’t find anything that round, I will wait a few days and try again. I have been doing this for years now and IYAMCHEAP.
Every year, I pick up random holiday plates at thrift stores. When that time of year approaches, I bake several different types of cookies, put them on these pretty plates, wrap in plastic wrap and add a bow. They make great gifts for the people I can’t afford to buy for but want to (teachers, neighbours, mail carriers, etc) and people love homemade cookies. I make sure to include rice krispie squares because they take up lots of space, are cheap/easy to make and are gluten-free. IYAMCHEAP.
I try the store brand of almost everything once. If it’s good enough, then that becomes my regular brand. If not, I usually buy the “good” brand only when it’s on sale (e.g. Heinz ketchup.) IYAMCHEAP