Name 5 frugal things that you do:
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?
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.