Monday, October 14, 2013
Money Monday: Reusable Drinks
We reuse cups and water bottles but what about the beverages in them? Turns out those leftover liquids can be put to good use around the house. In tonight's Money Monday, 7's Lynn Martinez shows us which drinks can do double duty.
Leanette Fernandez: "For me, being a stay at home mom, a work from home mom, it's important to save because we're living off of one income, but I think anyone in general should want to save because of the economy."
This mother of two says it's not just about clipping coupons, it's about changing how we look at things, including leftover drinks.
Leanette Fernandez: "When it comes to seeing beverages tossed, I see it daily. My kids will serve themselves too much to drink and that will go to waste."
Lets start with the morning joe, Don't toss those coffee grounds.
Leanette Fernandez: "Some practical ways to reuse coffee is putting the coffee grounds in potted plants and it's supposed to help fertilize it and helping it grow."
You can also put those leftover grounds in a glass bowl inside your refrigerator to help neutralize the odors. Tea lovers there are tips for you too.
Leanette Fernandez: "So, if you're a tea drinker, once you're done with your tea and have some left over, you can use it to clean windows."
Just mix leftover tea with the same amount of water in a spray bottle. Use it just like you would glass cleaner.
For extra savings, use that day old newspaper instead of a paper towel.
You can use leftover tea bags to help get rid of bags under your eyes or to reduce swelling right after you or your children get a shot.
Don't throw out that warm beer.
Leanette Fernandez: "You can use it to remove the brown spots on your lawn."
The sugars in the beer feed the grass and bring it back to life and beer can be used instead of expensive jewelry cleaners. Just soak your gems for a few seconds, wipe and they are sparking like new.
Leanette Fernandez: "I think when it comes to saving money, everyone should give it a shot in some capacity."
And there are tons of other uses for those leftover drinks.
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