Ok, so the thread about cutting the tubes made me think of the things that my grandparents did that I thought was nuts, but turns out is a great money saving tip. So.... Do you remember anything that generation did to save that maybe we've lost?
My grandma used to save the butter/margarine wrappers to grease her pans.
Hanging clothes on the line, I know some people do this, but not like my grandparents did. Or even my mother.
Reuse every container that came into the house! Grandpa had glass jars with nails, bolts, etc in his shop area that hung from the lids, he'd pound a nail through the lid and than screw in the jar.