There are a few things you can do to cut back on waste in the kitchen. A few of these things require a small up-front cost, but end up saving you money in the long run. Cloth napkins feel like a luxury, but this is an easy one. I’ve been using cloth napkins for a couple of decades. Some were purchased new and some at secondhand stores, both kinds have lasted over a decade. The ones that have worn out are used as rags, replacing the need for paper towels. I use old peanut butter jars to store food both in the fridge and freezer. And for parties, I have a set of plates, cups and silverware that I take out and use over and over again. These little hacks have saved me money and time because I’m not constantly buying or checking my supply.