Savings achieved in daily household routine
When I plan to open a can of frozen juice tomorrow, I pull it out of the freezer today and put it into the fridge, so it can help cool the refrig as it thaws.
I don't spend much time in the kitchen and am usually moving around and working when there, so I keep it cool.
Desk in bedroom, keep it somewhat cool.
Computer room cool - have summer underwear, winter underwear, shirt/pants, sweater and light jacket over that, with overcoat over knees. Hand on mouse gets cold, so sit on it occasionally. Welder's hat (skull cap, no peak) on head, which is rather scarce of hair on top. They say that a major portion of our body heat loss is from our head.
Electric baseboard heating, so can alter heat levels room to room, but downstairs rooms interconnected.
Bathroom WARM - don't like sitting on cold seat. Civilized men sit down to pee - and when one gets old one needs to pee more frequently.
Plan to set up system to save cold water coming out of tap before warm arrives, to use to flush toilet - though landlord pays water bill, so no more money in my pocket. Shouldn't waste, though.
Save paper used on one side for scratch paper, figuring, planning, etc.
Got a good buy on ball of green yarn, friends (shoes-off house) kid me about green darning on gray, black, etc. socks.
Son cuts my hair - though haven't had haircut since fall, as it gets cold here in Ontario. Not as long as female's hair, yet.
Keep lights turned off - having lived here 14 years, can walk around in dark, put hand within 6" or less of light switch.
Bad habit - use light at night, sometimes sleep a substantial portion of day.
Could arrange desk, computer, so would take better advantage of daylight, as often use (compact fluorescent) light in day. But must arrange computer monitor with care, or have window reflection putting glare on screen and washing out image.
Built several trays of cardboard to hold dozens of computer floppies.
Must spring for updated computer soon (this one has only half a gig of memory). Probably some good buys after Christmas, from people selling their old one after getting an upgrade for Christmas.
Pick up scrap aluminum pop cans - takes about 30 to make a pound, for which scrap dealer (10 miles away across town) gives me 50 cents. Have quite a number on hand now, but only go there when doing another errand nearby. Fortunately, they are near several auto wreckers, whom I visit occasionally.
Save pop can tabs for friend in Legion (veterans' group) who use them to buy chairs for handicapped people.
What money-saving ideas are part of your routine?
Good wishes to all.