Instead of spending money for things like little notepads, recycle paper you have around The House to make your own scratch pads. If you have kids, you'll find that most schools hate trees. Just kidding, but they do send home a ton of paper. Why throw it away? Turn it over, cut it up into equal size pieces and staple a handful together. You now have instant notepads. All it will cost you is a couple of Staples. How's that for a bargain?