Paper Products Sabbatical: Thirfty Thursday


Recently I went to the library to find a tip I had published in a magazine (shhhh….no I do not subscribe to it) and told the circulation desk about my search as I was checking out. She went on to share one of her tips and that was to cut out buying paper products! Yep, a paper products sabbatical. She said she’s been meaning to cut back just to see how much money she saves because every time she goes to Walmart she plunks down $80 on paper products.

I know we use a lot of paper plates. A friend years ago suggested it just to make life easier with so many little ones. Now we use them to have fewer dishes to wash, although we notice our silverware going missing at a much faster rate by using paper plates, so there is that down fall to consider especially with young children.

Any one want to take the paper products challenge just to see how much we save?

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  1. Tammy says:

    Wow that’s a lot of paper products! We rarely use anything paper besides toilet paper and facial tissue – we sometimes use paper towels and/or napkins.

  2. Rachel says:

    HOLY COW — that IS a lot of paper products.

    We don’t buy a lot here other than toilet paper and paper towels. Man, I’d cut out paper products too if I was spending that much on them! :)

  3. Lisa says:

    ooh I hope she wasn’t including TP in that!??! I would really have to be desperate to cut TP out of the budget. But we regularly use paper plates as we don’t have a dishwasher and hubby is in charge of dishes and doesn’t do them very often. But when $$ get time we do cut them out as needed. And we use some napkins but no paper towels.

  4. I don’t know if she was including tp or not, but I suspect for an older couple her Walmart total probably included tp or else she really did buy A LOT of paper products!

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