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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 2:39 pm

If you have recently decided to kick the coffee habit and have extra coffee on hand, you can use it for an air freshener. After all, coffee does smell better than it tastes, right? For unused coffee beans, pour some in an unmated sock and tie a not in the top. If you have unused ground coffee, pour the grounds into a short glass mason jar. Cover with a stocking rather than a lid. For other scent options, you can add some cinnamon, cloves or other dry herbs. For more information, visit http://www.littlehouseliving.com/uses-for-coffee.html.

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Ever need to open a can of tomato paste only to use a small portion? What do you do with the rest? Next time this happens, you can freeze the leftover portion. To freeze, line a baking sheet with wax paper and drop paste in one tablespoon sizes. Put the baking sheet on the freezer for several hours. Once it is frozen enough to hold its form, remove from the baking sheet and put them into a labeled freezer bag. For more information, visit http://www.frugalmom.net/blog/in-the-kitchen/freezer-cooking-in-the-kitchen/the-solution-for-leftover-tomato-paste-freeze-it/.

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If your new hair cut means no more use for a flat iron, don’t toss it just yet. In a pinch, you can use it as a travel iron. Just be careful not to leave it on the cloth in one spot for too long. For more information, visit http://www.livingfrugaltips.com/healthy-living/another-use-for-your-flat-iron/.

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Do you know of a way to save money or know of a great resource that explains how to save money? Contact Pam Bauserman at 369-7035 or send an e-mail to pamelab@lodinews.com.

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