Remember when the tightfistedness of relatives raised during the Depression was amusing? Your grandparents' certificates of deposit and plastic couch protectors seemed downright quaint. Suddenly, the pot-roast-and-potatoes ethic doesn't seem quite so kooky. Tip your cap to all your penny-pinching kin and read on for the best why-didn't-I-think-of-that ideas for shrinking your household expenses.
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Get gently used tools, electronics, and furniture from Freecycle, an online community of folks who swap what they no longer need for stuff they can't do without.
Cost: Your fellow Freecyclers expect you to donate items, not just take freebies.
Savings: $75 or more for a new-to-you wireless router for your computer.
Bonus: Freeing up space in your garage and helping reduce the millions of tons of waste dumped into landfills each year.More DIY Money-Saving Tips
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