One of my favorite frugal tip is re-using those vegetable mesh bags as a sponge/scrub.
Avocados, onions, and sometimes bell peppers come in those mesh bags and they’re perfect to scrub stuck on food on pots and pans. They don’t harm teflon or my counter tops and I save money by not having to buy sponges as much.
[Kacie posted this tip to the Readers’ Tips box. It originally appeared as a comment in The Complete Tightwad Gazette giveaway.]