Stale bread in the pantry is not a bad thing!
My favorite way to use stale white or whole wheat breads is to transform them into breadcrumbs.
Fresh homemade breadcrumbs taste far better than store-bought breadcrumbs.
You can use breadcrumbs for cooking hamburgers and chopped steak, breaded fish, cordon bleu or various sauces.
Crumble stale bread in the food processor or grate it.
Store breadcrumbs in cool, dry area in the iron can; keep tightly covered after opening. Breadcrumbs can be stored for a long time if they have been stored properly.
Your umbrella is a few years old and is not impervious to water any more. You can make it waterproof again. Spray the top and the underside of the umbrella with a hairspray and let it dry completely. Once it is dry, spray a second coat.
When a plastic bottle with a cap runs out, don’t throw it away.
Here is a tip how to reuse it and to seal a plastic bag with a bottle cap.
First, take a bottle with a cap. Rinse it and let it dry.
Second, cut the top of the bottle carefully.
Push the bag through the bottle neck and fold it over the edges.
Now you can twist the cap back on.
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Keep electric light bulbs free from dust. Light bulbs can get very dusty. Wipe off the bulb regularly. Light bulbs free of dust shine 10-15% brighter than the dusty ones.
Saving electricity: Energy saving light bulbs save money
Have a bite before grocery shopping. Never go grocery shopping while you’re hungry. Shopping while hungry is bad for your budget, you tend to buy more.
Clever shopping: buy store brands items
Clever shopping: Avoid buying items at eye level
Clever shopping: A shopping list saves money and time
When a bottle of shampoo runs out, don’t throw it away. Put an empty shampoo bottle in the washing machine. Like a softener, the rest of shampoo makes the clothes soft and has a nice scent.
Read more: How to seal plastic bags with a bottle cap
Look for the store brands items in supermarkets. The store brands items are often packed quite simply and cost less than brand-name products. You can save up to 30 percent per shopping trip.
Supermarkets do a lot of research to learn more about customers’ shopping habits and encourage you to buy more. When shopping, look at the items on the lower shelves, which are less convenient to reach. Items at eye level tend to be more expensive, because high-profit foods are always placed at eye level. Items that appeal to children are positioned at the child’s eye level.
Before you go grocery shopping, plan out what you want to eat. Knowing exactly what you want to buy can save up to 23% on your grocery bills and it saves your time. Write a shopping list and follow it. A shopping list saves money and time.
Never put hot food in the refrigerator. First cool the food and after transfer it into a fresh plastic container. The fridge is made to keep stuff cool. If you put hot food in the refrigerator, it will have to work much harder to cool it, burn off a couple of hundred watts and wear down the compressor unit faster. Cooling outside can save you some money.