List some crazy things you've done to cut back on the budget....

@taface412 (3176)
United States
March 10, 2009 4:58pm CST
and this can be from cutting out extras like movies to washing out freezer bags to reuse them....LOL And yes, I've done the last one on occasion...hey I admit I am cheap.
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@Lindalinda (4112)
• Canada
10 Mar 09
I wash out all by freezer bags except those that contained raw meat. I also buy day old bread at my favourite bakery. It is 1 dollar cheaper per loaf and honestly I cannot tell the difference. I also buy produce from the reduced counter but only if it still looks good. For instance cauliflower may have a few spost which can be easily removed. I don't buy mushrooms from the reduced counter because they are usually slimy. I plan my meals around specials in the supermarket and don't make a meal plan until I get there and see what is reasonable. Sometimes I play a game with myself. I only buy fruits and veggies that are $ 1.00 or less per pound. So some weeks it is cabbage, some weeks carrots, turnips or beets , some weeks oranges, some weeks bananas, some weeks plums or grapes.
• United States
10 Mar 09
I rince out all my zip lock bags. I buy scott toilet tissue in my home. One roll has to serve at least a week. I don't play that mess anymore. It's getting costly to go boo boo. LOL I taught my daughter to use a wash rag when needed to save on paper. Doing #1 only.. I buy in bulk when I find a great sale. I will take an empty laundry bottle out of the laundry trash. Fill it half way with water. I then have free soap. I dry only when I have to. Other that that I hang my clothes to dry.
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6 Aug 09
Everything I have been buying is a value or basics product. I use a little cheap fabric softener and water as air freshener/fabric freshener instead of Febreze. I use supermarket carrier bags for my rubbish. If I find a penny I put it up and put it with all my loose coppers. I do whatever I can to cut back and if that means eating cheap, living cheap, no TV, barely using water/electric then I'll do it.
@taface412 (3176)
• United States
7 Aug 09
So true....I use my plastic bags for my small trash cans as liners....
• United States
29 Jul 09
i save on my gas bill because i wash my clothes in cold water and they come out just as clean as if they where washed in hot water , i get free samples of things so i don't have to buy them as much , i am the type of person if there is a way to save money i will find it , my husband thinks i am crazy because he likes to spend money well i try to save it, i try to teach my children how to save but its kinda hard to do when they see there father
• United States
25 Mar 09
During the winter it got very cold and I needed a bed warmer. So I microwaved a potato, wrapped it in aluminum foil and then a thick wool sock. WOW! it kept the be warm for hours, I did not get burned and hey, I could have had a baked potato for dinner later. Really, folks, this works and mirrors the old way settlers out here would warm bricks in the fire and place them in beds before sleep. This time with a less dangerous twist. What do you think, eh?
• United States
11 Mar 09
We've cut back on eating out, we gained 20 pounds and lost $1500.00 in the process. Other than that we pay ourselves first when we get paid and save some money in the process. Also, I've done the grocery shopping and I only get what's on my list, it helps not to take kids with you.
• United States
10 Mar 09
I while back I bought one of those Dawn Direct Foam bottles and paid an arm and leg for it but I wanted to try it so I did and I loved it I soon ran out of it so I bought one of those real cheap 1 dollars bottle to soap and just out of curiosity I put the cheap soap in the dawn bottle and it was to thick to I added a little water to it well It ended up making a hole bottle of the foam stuff which works really well and it is a lot cheaper and it seems to make my soap last alot longer.