Even though I do much of my bill-paying and correspondence online, some companies continue to send me statements with envelopes to pay my bill.
So today’s cheap trick: Use those envelopes!Instead of just recycling the envelopes, clip them to your fridge and write your grocery list on the outside. Then when you’re ready to go, just slip the coupons for your shopping trip into the envelope and head to the store.
Those extra envelopes can also be used to send lunch money to school with your kids, send a friend a note, or to save Box Tops. Just remember that if you do use the envelopes to mail letters, that you cover up any identifying addresses and bar codes or your envelope may not make it to the right location.
Now it’s your turn: What do you use those extra envelopes for?
Check out our other cheap tricks to help you save time and money and be sure to share your own cheap trick with us. You just might see it end up in a future Cheap Trick post!
Great tip! I always recycled them. =S How non-imaginative of me!
Christina Brown says
Well, recycling is still better than tossing!
I write my shopping list on them and tuck my coupons in them too before putting one in my purse…and I also use them for sending field trip money to school.
Linda Yuengel says
I black-marker the front out and use that back as a BLANK ENVELOPE! Never had a problem, ever. Just be sure there is no important info peeking through the clear window if the envelope has a clear window in front. There’s always a post-it note to pop inside the envelope to block that window if it’s a problem!
Bible Babe says
You can also turn it inside out to use as a blank envelope. Also, if you coupon, you can label them in categories (shampoo, dog food, etc) to store your coupons in.