Topic: Little Things that Make a Difference
Little things can make a big difference when grouped together.
Start using coupons posted on Sunday’s paper
When needed purchase items that have some sort of rebate
Buy two for the price of one and freeze half of it
Stop using credit cards immediately (this one is a killer)
Grow spices in your yard. It does not take much space to grow oregano, cilantro, sage, garlic and
others. Some of them can be easily grown in a pot inside the house.
Resist the temptation of buying something you don’t need. Don’t give up to cravings.
Reduce the number of trips to the supermarket. Plan ahead, make a list.
If you buy several books a year buy a discount card or buy used books in the internet or get an
electronic file if a free download is available.
Use both sides of the printer paper. Many times we print to proof read. If this is the case then
save the paper for the next session.
Turn off the lights when illumination is not a must
Buy 87 octane gas as long as your engine does not knock. I worked in the Oil Refining business for
years and believe me, that is the only difference between 87 and 93 octane. So, if the engine does not
knock save a few pennies a gallon and use 87.
Car pool if possible
After diner if there are leftovers pack them and eat them for lunch the next day. Don’t waste
Quit smoking (this one will drain your pocket as well as it kills you)
Quit alcohol consumption
Quit drinking sodas and switch to more water and maybe some juices
Use toilet paper made out of recycled paper
Use paper towels made out of recycled paper
Stop watching TV every night
If you have a cell phone then cancel your home phone service
Don’t buy a new car……Period.
Use the local ads paper when planning to buy something. You will always find a great deal
Consider going to flea markets. Buy only what you set forth to buy.
Quit buying name brands. Many generic items are just as good
There are hundreds of other items that can be added to this list. Please feel free to do so. It is hard to quantify the savings when these suggestions are used but they are quite tangible.