The following Everyday Savings Tip comes from, Pat:
We save in many ways:
It is amazing how many uses you can find for items you throw in the trash. We like to look at items and see if there is a new way to use it before we recycle it. My brother uses broken aluminum curtain rods for plant stakes in the garden (though sadly only the tomato plants made it though the drought this summer).
We also use a lot of the rubber bands from the newspaper and mail around bags of chips and freezer bags to keep them closed til their next use. All these things saves on money, waste, and keeps things out of landfills.