Savings and great tips the old fashioned way

Ive brought back an old post i did back in september 2015 it's seems really fitting around finances and saving money.

visiting my nan,i brought her a little present to cheer her up

watching her carefully open the wrapping ,then seeing her fold it neatly in squares,she thanked us for the present then put the wrapping paper in the drawer

now ive seen her do this on many occasions,but took no notice,so i asked her what she did with the wrapping paper and she said "i wrap all your presents up with it,why waste perfectly good paper  (i have never noticed )

now looking back there were many things i remember nan doing,using her old knickers and vests for floor cloths,

knitting us all ankle socks with laces to tighten them round your ankles (brilliant home made slippers for the winter) "if you have cold feet your whole body feels cold" she always says

every carrier bag was kept to use for her small bin in the kitchen,cleaning the windows,lemon water and vinegar with old newspapers,not a cobweb/smear in site

she has a drawer full of buttons,string,safety pins,needle and cotton,jumper got a hole in it sew it,that skirt missing a button,no problem pick one from the drawer and she would sew it on

even down to the food she buys,bananas getting too ripe make a cake, buying a tin of corned beef and making a cornbeef hash,then placing half in the fridge knowing she had the next days dinner

filling the kettle for only 2 cups of tea,using the teabag twice.

they may be old fashioned but nan sure knows how to be thrifty,and save those pennies

my nan always carrys the checklist before bed,lamp unplugged in frontroom,telly and video recorder (she does love her old movies on vhs) unplugged

kettle, mini oven unplugged,windows all shut,curtains closed so no draft hence dont need to turn the heating up

if we all thought about it we could all be saving money without stepping out the door

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