The following Everyday Savings Tip comes from, Patricia:
We reuse grocery bags in my house. We recycle almost everything (even have a compost area) so we don't have much trash every week. I have small trash cans (and an old huge pottery crock that is used in the bathroom for trash, mom used to make sauerkraut in it) in all the rooms and we use grocery bags as trash bags. Haven't bought a trash bag in years.
We use the grocery bags for lots of different things. You would be amazed at what you can use them for, taking muddy shoes into the house, etc. I carry some in the trunk for whatever comes up, If we get to many of them I recycle them too of course.