Save – or don’t

By admin
03 October 2013

If saving is against your principles these tips are for you.

If saving is against your principles these tips are for you:

1 Don’t add a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar to the last of the mayonnaise to make a little salad dressing. Throw the mayonnaise bottle away.

2 Don’t add water to the last of your dishwashing liquid to wash that extra sink of dishes. Rather throw the almost-empty bottle away.

3 Buy too many vegetables for your fridge’s vegetable drawer and you can ensure half become rotten and have to be thrown away.

4 Don’t cook wilted tomatoes and freeze them for later. Rather throw them away.

5 When you debone a chicken throw the carcass away. Don’t simmer it slowly with a carrot, an onion and a few cloves to obtain a delicious stock you can freeze.

6 Throw away all your peels and newspapers. Don’t put them in a corner of the garden to make your own compost heap.

7 If there are leftovers after dinner throw them away. Don’t keep them for lunch at work the next day.

8 If a skirt’s seam comes loose buy a new skirt. Don’t mend it. The same applies to shoes: if the sole pulls away from the upper throw the shoes away. You don’t want to give work to a shoemaker.

9 Don’t walk the two kilometres to the café and back. Rather go by car and waste petrol.

10 Drive to work and back alone. It’s too much trouble organising a lift club to save petrol.

-Elna van der Merwe, lifestyle rewriter and book editor: Huisgenoot

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