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Vol. 5, No. 1 • Fall 2000

Truths Little Children Have Learned About Life

  1. Transfer small amounts (sour cream, yogurt, etc.) to an appopriate sized container. They last much longer.
  2. Grate your own cheese. It takes seconds! kids graphic
  3. Freeze scouring pads. They last much longer.
  4. Cheap paper towels are all that's needed in most cases. Double them for bigger jobs.
  5. Eat more in-season fruits and vegetables.
  6. Freeze milk if you know you won't use it before the expiration date.
  7. Make homemade popsicles by freezing fruit juice in small paper cups; add a spoon or tongue depressor for the handle.
  8. Watch for sales. Stock up on quantity for those items you use regularly and that have a long shelf life (e.g., soap, laundry detergent).
  9. Freeze leftover iced tea.
  10. Cook poultry giblets for your dogs. They'll love you for it.
  11. Never go to the market hungry.
  12. Keep parsley in the freezer all ready for use, after washing stemming, and drying it.

Source: Delaware Cooperative Extension, Finanial Management Series (FM-11), 101 Grocery and Household Cost Cutting Tips.


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