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3 Money Saving Things to Do with Empty Tuna Fish Cans

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One of the best ways to save money around the house is to find creative ways to reuse items that would normally go in the trash.

It is also good for the environment.

Tuna lovers accumulate a large number of those short, round tuna fish cans.

Usually, you would just throw them out or recycle them. But these tuna fish cans can lead to saving money.

Below are three money-saving things you can do with empty tuna fish cans.

Before you try any of these creative tuna fish can crafts, be sure to wash the can out thoroughly. If the can still smell fishy after a soap and water bath, use some lemon juice and baking soda to scrub them well. Also be careful about the potential for sharp edges where the can lid was removed. Sand these with a file to make them smooth.

1) Biscuit and Cookie Cutters

An ordinary storebought biscuit or cookie cutter can be anywhere from two to five dollars. Why not use an empty tuna fish can? They are the perfect shape and size for large cookies and fluffy buttermilk biscuits.

2) Candles and Cook Stoves

Tuna fish cans make wonderful candle holders. You can put a votive candle inside one, or slip the can over the end of a wider pillar candle.

If you want to get fancy, decorate the tuna fish can with a ribbon or some glued on beads. Use a taper candle and slide a glass hurricane lamp into the tuna fish can.

Candle holders are often over ten dollars in home stores.

If you go camping, tuna fish cans can make excellent miniature cookstoves. C

ut a long strip of cardstock paper and curl it into the tuna fish can. Pull the inside end up in the middle to make a wick. Then pour on melted wax or stereo.

Store this carefully. Light the wick for some convenient light and heat.

3) Craft Gifts

There is a wide variety of craft ideas you can make with empty tuna fish cans.

Fill with styrofoam or floral foam and stick some flowers into it for a pick-me-up bouquet.

Fill with foam and cover with a scrap of cloth for a quick pincushion to give to your favorite sewer.

Empty tuna fish cans can even be decorated with ribbons, beads, or even paper cut-outs for a pretty jewelry or candy dish.

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Well I got our bill today

Well I got our bill today, not as bad as I thought it would be, until I read the fine print, in two months our gas usage dropped 29.8% and the electric 18% BUT the bill has gone up 48%.

This is all from deregulation that suppose to save us money-lol-not really. I’ve made a clothesline, limit tv, computer etc. use 1 fan and we are burning candles and only using the hall light on a dimmer for night time.

Oh, I have been cooking all our meals on the bbq. Not sure what else to do. I turned our water heater down again to 100.

The past two days it’s been 95-100 outside so I’ve taken the kids and gone to all the stores we never go to and didn’t buy anything except 2 honeysuckle plants Target had on clearance for $1.50 Any one with any idea’s on how to cut more? In one month the price for a killowatt has gone from 6 cents to 13.4 cents.

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I thought I would give a tip

Hi. I have only been on the blog for a few days and have enjoyed reading all of the posts.

I thought I would give a tip that I have been using for the past few years. I call it my yearly savings. What this money is for is all those things that come up during the year that you have to pay. Something like a Christmas Club but more.

Some of the things that I save for are:

Christmas ……………………………………………….500
Pets yearly Shots…………………………………………100
Heartguard (year supply) …………………………………..30
Years supply of disposable contact for daughter ……………..140
Car Tags………………………………………………….25
Car Inspection ……………………………………………40
Daughters Bday …………………………………………..100
Sons Bday………………………………………………..100
Yearly School pics…………………………………………80

Total above $1115

I then take the total amount I need for the year and divide by 12. Which equals $93. (I rounded up) this is the amount that I put into a savings account. And when one of those things on my list come up, I have the money to pay for it already.

My actual yearly savings is higher. I put $222 back every month for these items that I pay throughout the year. It is so nice when the pets shots come due and I already have the money. And no more monthly trips to buy my daughter contacts. I now just get all that she will need for the entire year.

The first year I started doing this was hard. I hate knowing I have money somewhere and can’t touch it. But after doing it for a year I loved it. And I don’t touch this money for ANY REASON! Not even an emergency. Because these things are going to happen even if I have an emergency and if I were to spend it I would be in double trouble.

I hope this tip can help someone. It has been a life saver and it helps me to have peace of mind.

Thanks.

(I am not very good at writing and explaining things. If a sentence sounds strange it’s cause my mind was going to fast and my fingers couldn’t keep up. 😉

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Help on Frozen Meals Plan

First, I am so sorry for your loss and for what your family is going through right now. I am new to the blog and have not yet introduced myself, but I love the dynamics of the group. I want to tell you about another list on egroups that might help you in your plan. If you subscribe, you should be able to go to their archives or ask the group any questions you have.

They are a great group. There is also another list called OAMC, but I can’t remember if it’s on egroups or not. I have been a member of both at one time and I own a list for the women at my church. I am 40 with one dd8, Kelly, and have been married to the same fellow for 14 years. I will pray for your family. Blessings!