The Daily Tightwad Tutor — Lesson #1

Thanks to our faithfully frugal reader and friend, Wendy, who sends in great quick money-saving ideas and who wrote a guest blog Clean Out the Closets: It Can Be Lucrative, I am going to start “The Daily Tightwad Tutor.” (You may remember I used to do the “Bargain Alert of the Day” but the price of gas skyrocketed which put a damper on my time-consuming trips round town to seek out unadvertised deals.)

Each Daily Tightwad Tutor Lesson may be quick and without many images if any at all, and you may or may not have already read about it here or elsewhere–but it doesn’t hurt to read a refresher on how to save money. When I find a best-practice tip from another blog (and there are many out there), I’ll be sure to credit/link back so you know where to go for more info.  Let’s see if I can find a whole year’s worth of quick tips to keep us all frugal and wise for the rest of our lives!

The Daily Tightwad Tutor Lesson #1: Cut Everything in Half!

eraser blocks for cleaning
Here’s my box of generic eraser blocks, cut up, from Home Depot. I can’t live without this product in the house! This box lasted me about six months because I cut the blocks even smaller every time I need one.

Scouring pads, sponges, eraser cleaning blocks (see image right), dryer sheets, anything you wipe or clean with, cut it in half or better yet, cut it in thirds! You’re doubling your money or cutting your costs by 50% — whichever way you want to look at it.

Look for The Daily Tightwad Tutor Lesson #2 tomorrow!

~Marilyn, TFF