- Reuse the aluminum foil. Wash and dry flat.
- Save the milk jug for other uses.
- Take extra napkins from fast food restaurants to use at home (But not for company. They get the good stuff).
- Use smaller amounts of paper towels. Try 1 first, then get another.
- Make your own liquid soap or laundry detergent. Recipe are online or write me for free recipes.
- Walk don't drive whenever possible.
- Free live music is the cheapest way to great entertainment. Check out a local pub for bands and events!
- Unplug everything. Put it all on power strips and pull one plug for all.
- Open windows at night, and turn off AC.
- Don't keep pets. Use that $$ for vacation or pay off debt.
- Invite friends over for low budget entertainment. Let them bring their favorites! More to share.
- Cook in the crock pot. It's a no brainer.
- If it's yellow (#1) let it mellow, if it's brown(#2) flush it down saving water.
- Fill your car only when it's near empty to get the full value of your MPG gas consumption.
- Keep your car clean to use less gas.
- Camp instead of hotel stays.
- Don't eat out.
- Drink water at bars, drink alcohol at home.
- Don't buy bread. Make bread in a bread machine.
- Buy in bulk.
- Decant your bulk dry goods and mark with dates of purchase.
- Dye your own hair, but pay for hair cuts. You'll look like crap if you cut it yourself.
- Buy staple clothing. Solid colors bring out your jewelry! Jeans, button down shirts, blazers, 1 set of pearls, and 1 set of silver or gold jewelry. Classic! Mix n match.
- Hand wash delicates right after you wear them, and line dry.
- Line dry most all clothing outside or on hanger in laundry room and hang on racks. Clothes last longer.
- Only run the washer when you have a full load.
- Freeze uneaten food for another meal or make soup from it.
- Plan your menus and only but the ingredients you need.
- Try the $6 wine in the liquor store.
- Have a side job just in case you loose the main one.
- Save 10% of your earnings before you pay bills.
- If you use credit, pay it off in large chunks.
- Reuse as much as you can before tossing in the trash.
- Make homemade gifts that are meaningful not just fashionable.
- Grow and cut your own flowers.
- Grow a veggie patch. Try container gardening.
- Take all metals that you would have thrown out to a recycling center. You may get $$.
- Paint your own nails.
- Use baby oil for skin moisture after shower, and makeup removal. Forget expensive creams.
- Finally! Visit with family for vacation and get closer to those who are so important to us all. Meaningful relationships are worth so much more than money, or things. If you don't have special people you can visit, volunteer. They'll appreciate you. (C) suztheadvicelady Suzanne Richards, 2014 all rights reserved. :)
Human rights are basic rights and freedoms that all people are entitled to regardless of nationality, sex, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, language, or other status.
Human rights include civil and political rights, such as the right to life, liberty and freedom of expression; and social, cultural and economic rights including the right to participate in culture, the right to food, and the right to work and receive an education. Human rights are protected and upheld by international and national laws and treaties.
Nowhere in this statement do I see the right to the following: FREE FOOD, FREE ROOM AND BOARD, FREE CELL PHONE, FREE MEDICAL COVERAGE, THE RIGHT TO A GOOD OR HIGH PAYING JOB, OR THE RIGHT TO OTHER PEOPLES MONEY OR PROPERTY BECAUSE "ITS NOT FAIR THEY MAKE MORE THAN ME/US". I wrote this in capital letters because it needs to be said boldly. I am not shouting as some would have you believe. However, it could be shouted in an attempt to get other's to listen. We are all individuals who can create our own future. Yes; we all have ups and downs in life, we all disagree with others at times and we all want a great life. You cannot have good without bad. No one is responsible for giving you anything. You are responsible for getting the things you want for yourself.
I have seen and heard people close to me (they have no clue who they are btw) complain about how they "should" get, have, or otherwise be given what they want instead of earning it for themselves. This is a newer concept. I "SHOULD HAVE" is something that slowly became popular in the last 25 to 30 years or so. I so dislike the word should, I tell people "Don't should on yourself." I have removed the word should from my life because I too was measuring with that word. "I should be, or should do, or should buy, or should own or should _________ (fill in the blank). This is nothing more than your expectation. No a RIGHT. I do or don't. I will or won't. I have or have not. But I should nothing...
I remember when I was growing up our parents hold us to get a job and move out. Some parents let you live at home till you got married, or got a good paying job, or graduated college. Most made you pay rent if you were not going to school full-time or if you were needing some motivation. And College was for you to pay off by yourself, not your parents job. We had to earn or own way. Never did we just stay home playing games, buying random stuff and being lazy. Not after high school. If we did that, we got physically thrown out. "Shame on you" they'd say. I agree it was harsh, but if that happened to you, you got up, went to work and got a life. For most of us we would not be lazy because we wanted to get what our parents had. There wasn't one parent who was going to just give it to us either. They gave you a start. They taught you how to act in public so you could be accepted by others (manners). They told you to read and get educated in some way. They told you to save your money for the future. You were told you can do whatever you want but you have to get it for yourself. So we went to look for a job, or apply to college, or asked a friend or family member for a job. We worked to be productive, to have possessions, and to be proud of who we are.
Shame on you if you expect your family or community to give you anything. I'm just saying.
God Bless America
Peace to all