Frugal Friday – Don’t buy it just to trash it

Friday, February 19, 2016

Trash can

We as a society spend hundreds of dollars each year buying items that we just throw in the trash. Sounds ridiculous doesn’t it, but it’s true. Trash bags are a good example. We buy them just to throw them away in a few days or a week. You might as well throw dollar bills in the garbage.

Try using paper or plastic grocery bags, or other shopping bags and save money for other purchases; useful one’s that is. I have not purchased a trash bag for more than 15  years, and I haven’t missed them. Sure using a grocery bag may mean more trips to the outside trash can, but I’d rather save the money to buy more seeds or garden supplies. Wouldn’t you?

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