Name 5 frugal things that you do:

@Luvxoni (135)
United States
September 12, 2008 4:23pm CST
1. I grate the thin soap that left when it's almost falling apart. I save it in a jar. Then when there's enough, I use it as laundry detergent, dish detergent, or as soap when I mop the floors. 2. I buy store brands if it's cheaper by the unit price (always shop with a calculator) 3. I save and reuse my frying cooking grease. 4. The day after I bake chicken, I take the pan out of the refrigerator and remove the now harden fat. I save it and reuse it to fry chicken, or rice another time. 5. I only use coupons when the item is already on sale, or it's a double coupon day. (the store ends up giving me money, or it's basically free. ** I do lots of other things too, but I'm saving those for my blog. So, How is your frugal life?
2 responses
@Lindalinda (4112)
• Canada
12 Sep 08
I buy things on sale. For instance a slab of Black Diamond Cheddar is usually $ 7.77. I buy 2 when they are on sale for 3.97 and freeze one. The consistency changes a little after it is frozen but the taste doe not change. I use baking soda for cleaning counters and the toilet. I save any left over veggies and tomatoes in a ziplock bag in the freezer and use it to make vegetable stock. When I cook a turkey or chicken I take the pan out of the fridg the next day and discard the hardened fat (it is not good for your health) and put all the bones and carcass in a kettle and make turkey or chicken stock. I either make soup that day or freeze the stock for soup at a later date. I buy dried beans to make baked beans. One bag makes a huge quantity of baked beans for a fraction of the price of canned baked beans.
@Luvxoni (135)
• United States
13 Sep 08
I know, I know... I have a problem with bad fat. I'm slowly trying to cut back. My mother used to stock up like you do. We always had a freezer full of stuff. I never made homemade bake beans. I've might try it. Thanks.
• Canada
14 Sep 08
Yes, try it. There usually is a good recipe on the bag of beans.
• United States
12 Sep 08
My husband hates this but when we go grocery shopping I go to 3-4 stores to get the items on sale verses buying everything from one store. I also go to Big Lots (or Ollies) before I go to Wal-Mart.
@Luvxoni (135)
• United States
13 Sep 08
I sometimes drive around to different stores too. Men just don't have the patience .....most of them will pick up the first thing they see. LOL Gotta love Big Lots, it's always one of my Black Friday Stops.