I grocery shop at places like Aldi's as well as growing in my own garden and buying at Farmers Markets....a preserve, pickle and freeze what I can. Grocery stores have "spend $25 get a turkey for 39 cents a pound" deals, the original price of the turkey counts, so I'll go to those stores the next few weeks and put 4 to 5 turkeys in our freezer for the year.
I make my own laundry detergent: costs about $3.50 and lasts 6 months. I use old cut up receiving blankets for baby wipes and paper towesl, make my own dish washer detergent, shampoo, soap, toothpaste......food wise I make my own butter, bread and pasta. It's healthier and better for you, and yes cheaper.
We buy used clothes for us at thrift stores, yard sales and ebay. Take out movies and books from the library. Unplug things at night. Hang laundry inside or out whenever possible. Have a compost pile, recycle and repurpose all we can, etc etc
at 1:53 PM on Nov. 3, 2010