Which camp do you fall into? Gift bags or gift wrap? As a child I loved getting gifts covered in wrapping paper and tearing into the paper to see what was inside. It was a thrill to hear the paper shred and discover what lay waiting behind that magical paper. As I got older I stopped tearing the paper apart on my gifts.
Instead, I very carefully peeled it away from the gift, trying very carefully not to tear it so that I could use it again in the future. My mother was always very grateful for the extra paper. I folded the paper up nice and neatly in a pile and handed it to her once we were finished opening all of our gifts.
You can do the exact same preserve and reuse idea with gift bags, and a lot easier too. You don’t’ have to worry about paper tearing or opening something ever soo carefully so you don’t put added wrinkles in the paper. Unless you crush your gift bags they are easy to reuse. Simply fill the bag again and you’re ready to go! You might have to add more tissue paper, but I even reuse that in my house. I have a big box of tissue paper that I’ve collected from all of the gifts we’ve received and I just pull it out to stuff the bags as needed.
Reusing our gift wrap and gift bags is just one of the ways I save money for our family. So my question to you is, do you reuse gift wrap or gift bags? And which do you prefer?
I was reading the reviews of the fender precision bass at guitar center earlier today and saw that one of the reviewers wrote that this particular brand and make of guitar was the same one as the guitar that John Entwistle played with the Who in the glory days of 1969-70. I don’t know if that is true or not, but it piqued my interest because I have seen the Who in concert many times. I even saw them before they were famous in their own right – in fact, they were one of the opening acts for Herman’s Hermits back in the ’60s! I remember at that concert the band performed “Boris the Spider” and I LOVED it so much that when their first album went on sale in the US I went out and bought it as soon as I could.
I’ve been considering joining a book club. I used to always be reading something new. I haven’t picked up a new book in some time. I think it would be a lot of fun to get back into my daily reading habit. I always used to read before bed. It helps me relax and feel calm before heading to sleep.
Although, some times it would keep me up longer when I was reading a good book. It would be difficult to put it down. I would tell myself I’ll stop at the end of this chapter in order to avoid it getting really out of hand.
The reason why I’m thinking of joining a book club is because I would love to have someone to share and discuss what I think about the book. I love chit chatting about what I watch on television with my friends so why not do the same thing with the books I read. I think it it would be lots of fun to talk about what what the characters are doing and why they are doing it.
Digging deeper into the meaning of books is really exciting. I know it would be neat to hear the perspectives of others on the same book I’m reading. Perhaps they caught something I didn’t or view something in a total different way that I had never thought about.
When Marcia announced to the entire office that she needs to find a place that sells cheap trumpets, I pretended that I had not heard her. She is always telling me that she needs to find a place to buy something and then she never follows my advice. I get tired of sharing my experience and advice with people, just to have them completely ignore it. Sometimes I think about asking people why do they even bother to ask me for advice if they have no intention of even thinking about following it!
Why does my printer always go out of ink when I really want to print something. It never fails, I have something I need to print, maybe a coupon, a permission slip, tax paper work, you name it… anyway I need to print it and then I get the dreaded error message that my ink cartridges are empty.
It used to be that the printer I had would tell me the ink was low and just continue to print. The quality of the print would be very poor but I could still get something on the page. For some things the lesser quality was not a problem at all and I would continue to print until my pages came out blank.
I got a new printer a few months ago for a number of reasons. The primary reason was that the ink cartridges for my old printer were so darn expensive and I was going through them pretty fast. I was tired of paying $50 a cartridge and not having it last very long. I did research on printers that have low priced ink cartridges. I settled on an Epson Stylus NX430.
I love that the cartridges are only about $8! That is so much better than my other printer. And, this printer has individual cartridges for each color so I only have to replace the color that is out not all of them at once. At this price point I can change all for cartridges for still less than just the black cartridge of my other printer.