I feel like I go over stuff to much.

United States
August 30, 2012 4:18pm CST
I wash my clothes in the building where I live and I bring my clothes home wet and hang them on the hanging rack to dry. I was told to ut them in the dryer and I had to explain that there is no way I am using a dryer when I can save my money and open up a window. Then I hear how it costs very little to wash and dry clothes. oh well I am not talking about it any more. I save my way and you save yours. then we got on the subject of paper towels and stuff. I said you should not wait till you have none or no money to buy one roll. I said you have a large closet tohold 8 rolls of paper when they are on sale. I know I buy it all but It can be done in a better way. I have so much soap,laundrypowder,tissue and paper towels because i stock up when I see a sale. but,my way does not have to be his way.
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
30 Aug 12
Cheap to wash and dry your clothes its about $4.00 per load , than another to dry. I would be hanging them outside. When I was in college I use to hang them over the deck because we didnt have a line, and they would dry them. Even now at my parents we dont technically pay for it, Im sure it would be in our rent somwhere its not up front like a laundry mat, but I ahng them up. When I move out I want to get the wood hanging rack like my grandma has be easier right now I hang them in door handles, and hooks, etc. Im the same way, I try to get items on sale, and stock up. Not as much now Im at home becauser they misuse to all. But in college I had at least 2 bottles or packs of everything. I would stock up as the sale would come.
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• United States
1 Sep 12
I even hang clothes over my shower bar. my mother added a seperate shower bar just to hang clothes on.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
1 Sep 12
I did that when I was living in residence in college. I would wash them in the sink or bathrub then hang them over the bar.
• United States
30 Aug 12
My husband used to purchase items in small quantities until we were married. I on the other hand bought staples like paper products in bulk especially when on sale. He then came to realize that we saved a lot more money doing it my way and have been ever since. We spend less time at the store, don't have to spend more money driving back and forth to the store and have more time together and not shopping for household basics. We have a large linen closet and the bottom is for excess that isn't in use in the proper rooms. Over the years it has been very cost effective picking items up on sale that we use and in bulk when available.
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• United States
1 Sep 12
That is a very good way to shop and it's good that you too have tiem to share it together.
• United States
1 Sep 12
My husband works outside the house. I work at home...writing online. We do everything together. A few things he does alone and the same for me but we basically do it all with or without the other. If one is ill, bedridden or exhausted the other chips in no matter what the task. Mostly we shop, cook and do dishes together every night. Cleaning we do separately, together or take turns.
@Tina30219 (24605)
• Onaway, Michigan
30 Aug 12
I say you are so right they can save their money any way they want to and you can do the same with your money. If I had the option to line dry my clothes over machine dry I more than likely would. My mom use to line dry our clothes in the summer.
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• United States
1 Sep 12
I have clothes hanging right here and they will be dry soon.
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
31 Aug 12
sales are great when you have the extra money I don't always have it. We buy our groceries, the big order at the beginning of the month and then we run out around the 3rd week and we buy what we need to get by. I don't have a car that I could go shopping all around town to get the sales, I have to shop at one grocery store the closest one and that is it.
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• United States
1 Sep 12
I also gave up my car and so now I am walking or he is taking me places. but,I got him to park the car and start walking to save on cash and gas. it is working so far.
@yoyo1198 (3644)
• United States
31 Aug 12
I don't have money to stock up with the multiple packs of a lot of things. But I do buy paper towels and toilet paper in quantity. Most things you can do without until you go back to the grocery, but not those two things. When I see the packs running low, I put 'em on the grocery list and get them at the next trip.
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• United States
1 Sep 12
That is what I say as well and with me spending money to buy furniture I mustsave where I cna.
@Fishmomma (11507)
• United States
31 Aug 12
I sold my electric dryer and it sure has saved me a lot of money. The only challenge are the sheets, but there aren't enough of them to even consider getting a dryer again. My washing machine does get used a lot and we have 2 dry racks. We stock up, so never pay full price for non-food items. There is no reason to even consider it, as there are some great sales.
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• United States
1 Sep 12
I hang sheets over my shower bar and my doors. you could try this as well.
• United States
30 Aug 12
I get so tired of people telling me how I should live my life. Its my time I am wasing on chasing deals and drying my laundry. People treat me like I am trying to convince them that they need to do it to. I am passionate about my life for me and the blessings it brings me. I understand its not for everyone, but there way isnt for everyone either. All I ask is that people respect the fact that these are my choices and I am the one that needs to live with them. I have my pantry closet that goes empty and full depending on the sales too. It may seem crazy to some people but they couldnt live on my budget either.
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• United States
1 Sep 12
I know plenty who could not live on mine. LOl
• United States
30 Aug 12
Now that I will be renting my own place as of today I will be able to stock up on some items again. I was going to buy stuff before I moved, but I did not want to have a lot of extra to pack. I will be buying my shampoo, paper towels, toliet paper and canned foods in bulk so I can stock up. I hope that meats will go on sale so I can stock up on that as well.
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• United States
1 Sep 12
If you make about two meatless meals a week you will also save money.
@Hatley (154695)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Aug 12
hi gifts just stick to the way you are doing as its comfortable for you and its saving money ,If adrian has different ideas thats his right but he should respect your rights too. stocking up is smart really .
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• United States
1 Sep 12
That is what I plan on doing as well. I don't want to hear how it cost $12 to wash and dry anything.
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
4 Sep 12
We are like that too! We stock up when there is a sale because it saves in the long rung. My hubby loves to buy three of everything and especially the paper towels and toilet paper. We have alot of sales here in Puerto Rico where you can buy something 3 for 5.00 and depending on what the product is we do that alot. My hubby likes the house to be full of everything we need and not run out for a long time.
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
1 Sep 12
Frankly speaking I think you need to tell that person to mind their business...you appreciate their concern but you "have this" and continue doing your business as usual.....
@GreenMoo (11842)
31 Aug 12
Whatever works for you (or for him!). I completely agree that line drying clothes is so much more sensible, and I also stock up. I guess I'm lucky that's easy for me to do both of these and I appreciate that it's not easy for everyone, but it does make sense if you can.