Of course saving money means making good use of everything you have. When you buy a product, any product, be it food or something for the home, you are also paying for the packaging it comes in and throughout this year, as indeed I always try and do, I will be making good use of anything that I have paid for.
Before Christmas I was seduced by this retro box of cornflakes, not something I usually buy, but we have eaten some of them and will eat the rest either as cereal or in the form of 'crumbs' to coat fish cakes and the like.
What we have left, and there are lots left, have now been decanted into this longer term storage container and popped into the cupboard. But I wanted to keep the retro picture to decorate the kitchen with again next year, so I cut up the box, keeping also the '... Night Before Christmas' poem on the side of the pack. These I have now put away with the decorations ready to be brought out again next year.
The little off cuts of cardboard were used to start last nights log burner fire, and the three usable bits are in the kitchen drawer ready to be used as shopping lists.
The inner greaseproof paper type wrapping has been cut into four A4 sized pieces and is also in a drawer ready to be used as a food wrap. No wastage there then :-)
Today is another No Spend Day.