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1272 | Red Oak, IA, USA | USA | | Comments

Whenever I get things sent to me in boxes, I save the boxes and packing materials, and reuse them to send things to other people. It saves the hassle of trying to find a box, and since one of my friends lives in a country where she has to buy boxes to ship things, it saves her money. Plus, it amuses the heck out of me when a box has clearly traveled a lot. IYAMCHEAP

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1264 | Michigan, USA | USA | , , | Comments

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

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1270 | Ottawa, ON, Canada | Canada | | Comments

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

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1269 | Kenilworth, IL, USA | USA | | Comments

My grandfather washes his bendy straws and reuses them. IYAMCHEAP (Actually, he is cheap.)

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1265 | Ontario, Canada | Canada | | Comments

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.

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1267 | Kansas City, KS, USA | USA | | Comments

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

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1209 | Troy, Ohio, USA | USA | | Comments

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.

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1261 | Newfoundland, Canada | Canada | , | Comments

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.

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