Help the environment & cash in!
- Cut worn-out t-shirts, sheets, & bath towels into small pieces to use as rags instead of paper towels. Launder when necessary and re-use or throw them away.
- Store portions of cut veggies in a large plastic container in the refrigerator instead of covering each individual portion with plastic wrap.
- Plan and write a menu for the week. Extra trips to the grocery store can easily add to your food bill, waste time, and add to your gas bill.
- Use a clothes line or rack to dry clothing instead of a dryer — you’ll save on energy costs and clothes won’t wear out as fast.
- Take stock of the clothing you have before shopping and make a list of what you need — discourages impulse buying. Look in consignment shops and Goodwill Stores for accessories and jewelry that can add a little pizzazz or color to an outfit you are tired of wearing but have not worn out.
- Buy children’s clothing, toys, & books at garage sales.
- Borrow books and DVDs, especially children’s, from a public library instead of buying them. Children outgrow these items anyway, and this way they don’t get bored with the same old ones.
- Drive 55 – 60 MPH on the highway. Speed over 60 MPH increases gas usage exponentially (according to Click n’ Clack).
- Wait until you have your seatbelts fastened before you start your car. It won’t seem like much of a savings, but over time those added moments add up, especially with high gas prices today!
- Combine errands to save time, fuel, & wear and tear on your vehicle.
- Take advantage of Maine Warmers’ e-Newsletter specials to save on gifts that people will love. Plus, you have a chance each month to win a free Maine Warmer!
- A massage costs $35 to $75 per hour. Take a rest with your Maine Warmer instead. You’ll feel great and save!
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