*Loaded baked potatoes make a great inexpensive lunch or dinner and you can top them with almost anything! To save energy (and not heat up your house in the summer), wrap washed potatoes in foil and pop them in the crockpot on low for 4 hours. Some of my favorite toppings are: edamame and shredded cheese, vegetarian chili, black beans and salsa, or for meat lovers- chopped ham, green onions and cheddar.
*Purchase some inexpensive cloth napkins. If you usually go through a package of napkins each month, that's around $30 per year--cloth ones will pay for themselves pretty quickly! And while you're at it, buy some microfiber towels to have on hand instead of using paper towels. Microfiber soaks up more liquid than cotton and they also pick up dust and dirt really well.
*Clothesline season is here! Hang your clothes and you can save up to $60 in just one season. (Not to mention the CO2 saved by not running your dryer as much) Put up a clothesline or drying racks in your basement and save even more year round!