How to keep more money in your pocket? Here are ten money-saving ideas from The Old Farmer's Almanac.
That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest. –Henry David Thoreau (1817–62)
- Have a spa day at home. Here are two facials that smooth wrinkles:
- Whip the white of an egg until it's stiff and rub it over your face and neck. Allow it to dry. Then rinse away with warm water.
- Mix cornstarch and evaporated milk together to make a quick paste. Apply it to your face and allow it to dry. Then rinse away with cold water.
- To wipe up spills, use rags made from old clothing instead of using paper towels. Wash the rags as needed.
- Fill a plastic bag with dryer lint and use as a padding for a package.
- Periodically remove and dust the light bulbs in your home. They will be up to 40 percent more efficient.
- Unravel an outgrown wool sweater (or one purchased at a thift shop) and use the yarn to make something else—mittens, a scarf, or another sweater.
- Remove the covers (or fronts) of old greeting cards, cut them into fanciful shapes, and use them as gift tags.
- Get carpentry tips and home construction ideas by serving on a Habitat for Humanity or similar home-building crew.
- Go to schools where students provide services with teachers' supervision: Get haircuts at beauty schools, dental work at dental schools, and meals at cooking schools.
- Acquire basic foreign language skills by helping a foreign student learn English.
- Volunteer at theaters and cultural organizations to save on ticket and membership fees.
How do you pinch pennies? Share your tips below!