How are you frugal? Do you reuse plastic baggies? Do you cut paper towels into squares?
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
28 Apr 17
Our laundry is dried outside in the sun whenever the weather cooperates. I made my own laundry soap for a while, but wasn't entirely happy with how the soap performed so I stopped doing that. I don't cut paper towels in squares because I don't use paper towels at all. I keep a stack of squares of cut up old towel (that I've zig-zag stitched the edges to prevent fraying), those get used and washed, used and washed, used and washed.... I avoid using plastic baggies as well, and opt for re-useable pyrex containers instead. Plastic sour-cream tubs and the like get repurposed as paint water tubs, pet food scoops and the like.
• United States
28 Apr 17
I cut my fabric softener sheets in half and they still do a good job. I won't dilute my dish soap, though. When I had a garden in the Midwest I fed it my coffee grounds. I keep bones to make soup. All leftovers go in a container in the freezer and when it's full I make soup or a casserole out of all the meat scraps and vegetables. I quit smoking and now save about $30 a week, that's pretty frugal. I rarely buy name brand foods and I'll buy dented items if the can is not bulging. I can't think of anything else right offhand but nearly everything I do is frugal or downright cheap. One more thing--I love live theatre and when I could drive at night I used to go to high school plays. I could not afford the prices of professional stage plays and some of those kids are very talented. The last time I went I got in for $5 and thoroughly enjoyed myself.
28 Apr 17
My frugality has to do with eating everything I cook and not wating leftovers or serving more than needed. I scrub the dishes with cold water and fill the dishwasher completly before I turn it on. I do the same with the washing machine. And I sun dry my garments and gave away my dryer a long time ago.