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Old 01-27-2011, 03:35 PM
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OK, I guess a lot of us are pretty frugal folks, we're all semi-anonymous here, so fess up- what is the cheapest thing you do?

I will start off - when i can't squeeze any more toothpaste out of the tube, I cut it into pieces and get at least 6 more times out of it by running my brush inside the tube (no I do not share my bathroom or toothpaste with any one else, so it's sanitary!)

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Old 01-27-2011, 03:36 PM
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I make my own laundry soap.
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I re-use mailing envelopes - those yellow ones.
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Old 01-27-2011, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by judy_68
I make my own laundry soap.
How do you do that?
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There are many ways that I practice being "frugal" :roll: :lol::lol:
I add water to soap/shampoo to get that little extra used up, I could go on and on I suppose, but let's just say I justify it as ending up with more cash for fabric :wink: :D:D:D
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I cut my fabric sheets in half. I use tennis balls in the dryer for items that will have a lot of static in them.
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I cut brillo pads in half or quarters, and NEVER dip them in the dishwater. Store in a dry place and they last a long time.
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My dh hates dealing with small picky things. He only cuts a turkey or chicken when it is easy to get the meat off.

Me on the other hand with pick off more meat for turkey/chicken salad or just regular sandwiches. Then I boil the rest to make soup. His leftovers could give us 5 more meals.

Another pet peeve of mine is hand soap. When the soap starts getting small, he digs out a new one. I can continue with the same bar until there is hardly anything there.

Cheap, sometimes, but as my pocketbook will attest, when it comes to fabric, NO!
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I wash and reuse baggies. My daughter says Mom are you crazy they are cheap at Aldi's
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this is a bad one, my DH puts holes in sox faster than I can buy them, so I put them on turned around so the hole is on top of my foot, and I wear them around the house like slippers, they're kinda big so I turn the cuff down. Needless to say I am looking for ways to use old worn sox, any ideas? I have bags full. They're all white short crew sox.
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