Cheapest Thing You’ve Ever Done
Some call it cheap, I call it frugal.
I cut my conditioner bottle in half so that I could get every last drop out. Is that cheap? I don't care. I'm using all that conditioner!
I found out I wasn't alone in my frugality. Listeners texted in and left us messages on social media telling us that they do the same thing and shared other cheap hacks!
- We add milk to the Hershey's [Syrup bottle] to get the last of it out.
- We reuse containers from Teriyaki Madness. Great containers.
- I also fold and save all tissue paper that I have gotten in gifts
- Driving neutral on hills because I assume it saves gas.
- At buffets, I've lied and said my kids were a year younger. Guilty.
- My boss is Dutch...We had a work meeting with supper catered in and he brought his own Tupperware to take food home for his dinner and supper the next day
- The face cream I use is a pump, and at the end of it I take the top off and use a Q-Tip to get the rest out. It’s got a good 5 days left that way.
- I do the same thing with my lotion - only after I cut it open I use a butter knife to get it out and put it in the new bottle because those never come full.
- lol, I buy a new bottle and wait for the new bottle to get down a little bit then pour the old bottle into the new bottle (set it up upside down to drain into the new bottle). Why waste it?
- I use Bare Minerals makeup. Their face primer is $20-something for a small bottle. So when I can’t get any more from the pump, I cut the bottle in half. There is literally so much in there it lasts another month.
- Lie bout my kids ages so I can get a cheaper rate at a movie theatre or theme park.
- My husband is becoming impressed with the take-out containers from various restaurants and thinks we need to keep them. I don’t disagree, but we have ample amounts of ACTUAL containers to use.
So there you have it. I'm not that cheap after all. Or, at least, I'm in good company!
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