Tuesday, January 26, 2010

EXTREME FRUGAL CONFESSIONS

Bargain Briana has started a post of Extreme Frugal Confessions and I thought I'd join in! My Extreme Frugal Confession.... I REFUSE to buy garbage bags! I can't bring myself to spend money on something that is literally going to end up in the trash. So instead I use grocery bags because.... hey they're FREE!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

My Grandmother does the same thing. She lived through World War 2 in Germany (has since moved to the US) and she is now worth millions, but refuses to buy garbage bags, cracks us up!

I only use garbage bags for the kitchen trash, all the other cans in the house I use grocery bags, but I don't have a ton of those since I mostly use reusable bags when I shop.

Anonymous said...

I wash plastic utensils and Ziploc bags and reuse them as many times as possible. I usually put the plastic utensils in the dishwasher. After a few rounds, the forks will get brittle and lose a tine or two, sometimes while you are using them, which makes me think I should stop doing this, but I can't!

Anonymous said...

Before I knew how to coupon I dreamed of affording that expensive carpet deodorizer powders but couldn't afford them. Sometimes I would run across fresh herbs at the grocery store on manager mark down for $0.99 or less. I put some of the good smelling herbs into my coffee grinder with loads of baking soda and then dump the mixture into an older shaker, for about $0.25 of herbs I had my own Mint, Sage, Rosemary, Lavender.....you name it.. carpet refresher. I must admit, I still do this because it just smells so great, its cheap, and its completely natural/organic for my toddler. InyMom

Anonymous said...

I also go without garbage bags sometimes to cut back. It's just better for the environment. I simply dump my kitchen trash into the big pail outside when needed, no bag needed!! Another thing I go without is paper towels, they used to cost me about $1.00-$1.50 per week. No I just use kitchen towels... agian, a totally green alternative! (okay I admit, sometimes when its time to clean my windows I grab a few extra napkins at a fast food place to do so)IndyMom!

Anonymous said...

To get free liquid laundry detergent go to your local laundry matt on trash day. Take a few bags home that's thrown out and fish out of the bags empty liquid laundry detergent bottles. Put water in the bottles and swish. Wa-la you have free laundry detergent minus the gas you spend to retrieve the bottles. Make sure the laundry matt is close.

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

I did this when we lived in an apartment and our trash was the dumpster.

But now if we threw it in the can without a bag we would get a complaint notice from the trash men.