Recently, I've had friends call me to ask how I do it. Do what? House, cloth, feed, and prepare for the family on a budget. Heck, I've been a Budgeteer for so long, I don't even think about all of the money-saving steps that I take. I'll post more as they come to me, but off the top of my head, here are some of the "silly" things I do: After dinner is cooked, while the oven's still warm, if I have some herbs that need drying, I'll toss them in the (not too) warm oven for the night. I use the top of the broiler pan, rather than a cookie sheet, so they get some air flow. Come morning; they're all dried and ready for storage. This saves me having to drag out the dehydrator for just a little bit of drying. Note: This works on things as hydrated as green onions (without crying you out of the house), but not very well on bell peppers. After dinner; leftovers get tossed in the freezer container for "Someday Stew". I have different containers (chicken, beef, pork) and I also toss in the vegies and potatoes (making sure to have a good variety in each container). When the container is full, we have some of the best stew (or soup) you've ever tasted (probably because of the good meat cuts used). If something's on sale, I check the regular price and spend that much on it anyway. This doubles the purchase quantity but not the purchase price and allows me to have a little extra to store away for emergencies. I store extra pasta by shape (shells, rotini, linguine, etc) for easy access and inventory so I know what I need to buy more of. I check the local Dollar Tree store on their shipment days (around here that's every Tuesday). Sometimes they get in some pretty cool stuff. Recently I picked up a case of Chex Mix bars which normally retail for $3.69/box of 6 at the grocery store. That means I paid only $24.00 for $88.56 worth of yummy snacks. Unlike the local Grocery Outlet store (that I won't go to anymore), I don't have to worry about their product dating, as everything I've gotten there is fresh. Always looking for new ideas, I'll pass along the question: How do you do it?