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Several months ago I spent a weekend at the Prudent Living booth at the Hanover Home Show.

Prudent Living, Home Show

Hanover, NH Home Show

It was a great weekend with many opportunities to interact with local people and find out what they thought about “Prudent Living”. During my time at the booth I asked people if they would be willing to share a frugal tip. I was amazed at the variety of answers, everything from “what’s a frugal tip?” to folks that should be writing a book! I managed to collect over 35 different frugal tips. I’d like to share a few with you today.

Frugal & Prudent Living Tips From the Home show

1.  Grow your own vegetables.

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vegetables from the garden

2.  Recycle to have less garbage.
3.  Buy in bulk.
4.  Cook from scratch.
5.  Instead of buying egg replacer substitute a banana! (Used what was on hand)
6.  Use coupons every week.

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7.  Get all your Christmas presents from recycling.
8.  Shut off lights when not in use.
9.  Turn down your heat when not at home.

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10. Buy chicken bones from the local co-op to make stock.
11. Re-use your plastic bags.

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Re-use your plastic bags!

12. Use refillable water bottles instead of buying disposable bottles.
13. Hang your clothes outside.

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14. Raise your own chickens for meat and eggs.

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Fresh Eggs

15. The funniest reply I got was a man who said he leaves his wife home when shopping!

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Men and women shopping

Linked to: LearningTheFrugalLife, TheThriftyHome, WeAreThatFamily,, FemineAdventures, Thrifty101

3 comments on “Frugal Tips: Prudent Living Tips from the Home Show

Cynthia on June 13, 2012 7:56 am

Those Frugal & Prudent Living Tips are really wonderful. Recycle, re-use, grow vegetables and cook by yourselves. All of those tips are easy to do, but it’s hard to stick them out. Living a easy and free life is very difficult in the modern society. I like those tips. As a coupon clipper, I insist on using coupons every time I shop things. it’s easy and it do save a lot if you know how to take full use of coupons. I always get coupons from sites like, Let start to live a frugal lift from spending less!

Nancy on June 13, 2012 10:28 am

Here’s to living the frugla life! Thanks for the coupon link as well.

Jenn @ The Purposeful Mom on June 16, 2012 3:38 pm

We love growing our own vegetables! Wish I could hang my laundry outside but I need to get a clothesline first! :) Thanks for linking up at Thrifty Thursday :)

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