My gran and grandad were always using bits in the garden, plastic bottles / toilet tubes for planting seeds, old socks for dusting and some of that has rubbed off on me.
Here are a few things I do, not necessarily BIG money savers, but a bit of a helping hand.
I also write coupons for the children on them, If they have been super - they get a ticket for one extra long bath, or an extra book at bedtime. Then they get to redeem them. It all ends up on the recycle bin one way or another, but this will save me a few pounds each year.
I also print out my coupons on the back of these letters (I use nothing personal like bills.) - but school newsletters or community news circulars are great for using. I have never had any questions asked when handing in the coupon either.
I keep old towels / clothes that are no good for donating to charity - and use them to clean the bathroom/kitchen and windows. Some of them I simply dispose of after use, others I make into quirky flannels for the children to use in the bath, rather than buying sponges. This again saves us a few pounds a year, and I find the towels are great for dusting with, much more effective than microfibre cloths, which make my hands feel funky anyway!
I also keep a jug / bottles of tap water chilled in the fridge. Cold water is fabulous, sometimes I wonder why we buy fizzy drinks when a nice cordial with ice cold water is just the ticket. I make my own ice too - I could never justify paying £1 for a bag of ice, I always keep a zippy bag topped up in the freezer, and prepare more if I know guests are coming to stay.
I pop a peg on my toothpaste tube too, and the children's ones.
Not massive savings, but these little savings contribute to £10 a year if not more? When you look after the pennies, the pounds look after themselves. What are your quirks? Would love to see you mention them on the MSE THREAD.