Frugal Challenge-Ditch the Disposables
Start switching out your disposables ( paper towels, napkins, plastic wrap, paper plates etc.) Start using rags instead of paper towels, cloth napkins instead of disposable ones, beeswax wraps instead of plastic wrap and foil ( will be doing a how to post on these in the very near future).
By doing this you are not going to have to buy these anymore. And that can add up to a pretty good savings.
You can get a bag of rags from the second-hand store that is mostly tee shirts use these to cut into squares to replace paper towels. Keep them in a drawer in the kitchen or in a basket on the counter. Then just throw in the wash.
Use cloth napkins you can usually find some at the second-hand store for pretty cheap.
Instead of plastic wrap use beeswax wraps these are easy to make ( I will have a post on them very soon). If you have to use a wrap use foil since it can be recycled and you can throw it in your can for recycling or to sell.
Get storage containers to use instead of baggies,
Take your own bags to the grocery store. In some places, you are having to start paying for the bags that they are putting your groceries in. And even if they don’t where you live get in the habit now. Then if they do start charging you will be in the habit plus you will be helping cut back on all the waste.
Get an electric or straight edge razor instead of using the disposable razors. This will save a ton.
Use your junk mail and old papers to make your own paper to make greeting cards with. ( post on how to in the very near future).
Get a reusable coffee filter we have the same one we have been using for about 5 years and it is still good.
Get or make a reusable straw
You might even think about a family cloth you can go here for more information.
And luna pads there is a how-to here.