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Quote[/b] (cjemommy @ July 14 2006,10:34)]I too use the grocery store plastic bags as small trash can garbage bags and to clean up after the dog or for poopy diapers. Although I started buying scented little diaper bags at the Dollar Store, 100 of them come in a box and they are great for smelly diapers. They are also great to keep a few in the diaper bag for things when you are out and about.
I also will wash the swim diapers and reuse them.
I do this too - those bags are genius! I can't believe I cleaned and sprayed that stupid diaper pail with the first two kids. We moved when baby #2 was turning one, and the pail made me sick, so I just threw it in the trash - planning on getting another. With three kids now, I take out the trash at LEAST once a day, so the diapers just get put in one of those scented bags and put in the main trash can.
I also use the Dollar Tree as prize central. When my 3 and 4 year olds do something amazing (example - dd getting a shot the other day...) they go to Dollar Tree and can pick ANYTHING in the store (it's all a buck!) My sister thinks that's cheap - wait until she has kids...
My other odd hobby is to buy up presents when they are on sale. Generic toys (last year I bought up bubble machines - great 3 year old b-day present). My sister also thinks that's cheap. With these kids - I can not take them to Target to get bday presents every other week. I also buy up stuff when it's on Amazon with free shipping - listed on Mommysavers. I bought the HUGE loving family dollhouse a month ago for $9.99 and free shipping. I put it up for the 3 year old for christmas....
Oh yeah - my sister also thinks that the Walgreens rebate thing is stupid. I LOVE going "free" shopping every month and haven't bought a toothbrush in years - there's one on the rebate almost every month. I also haven't spent much money in years because I keep putting the $ on that gift card instead of getting a check. Yes, it's a little trouble to fill out that form, but it's soooo worth it some months!