More cash savings tips for hard times

money saving tips

Here’s some more tips on how to cope with the recession which the government has finally admitted is upon us.(We knew it already.)

Save on telephone expense

Cell phone companies are charging $1 to $1.75 or more for 411 information calls. Since you rarely think to carry a telephone directory in your vehicle, or frequently need a number for someone who lives outside your area, the company can get away with such an exorbitant fee.

For now on, when you need to use the 411 information option, simply dial 1-800 FREE, or 1-800-373-3411 and you will incur no charge.

This will work on your home telephone as well. If you enter this number into your cell phone, you will always have a way to check a phone number from anywhere… and whenever you need it.

Whiter Socks

If you just can’t seem to get those sport socks clean and white, try putting 1/4 cup of baking soda in with the wash, along with your detergent, and see if they don’t become whiter and brighter. Baking soda also works well in concert with bleach. Simply reduce the amount of bleach and add 1/4 cup baking soda.

A friend of mine also swears that adding a 1/2 cup of vinegar to a loan of colorful clothes will maintain their brightness for a long, long time.

Sealed In Freshness

can When I finish with a plastic coffee can, I wash it out and reuse it. I typically buy the Colombian variety from Fred’s that comes in a bright red plastic container. You can peel the label off easily and have a perfect container ready for Christmas candies.

Instead of keeping items such as potato chips and dog treats in their original bags, I put them in the resealable cans. The items stay fresh longer
than storing them in their original bags, and if you have multiple items being stored, just label the cans.

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