My Frugal Life: Still Frugal

I do not have to be frugal anymore, but I can't change! I did it when I had 4 children, now they are grown and it's only me and my dog. My Frugal Life

I do not use paper products, that is the biggest waste. I recycle my old white socks (washed in Clorox) as dish rags, to mop small areas, to clean up after my dog (and toss). I buy the cheap brand.


I keep old white towels (washed in Clorox) which become kitchen towels. I put them to work outside if they get too dingy. I use them to dry my dishes after they air dry on top.

I buffer all my soups with rice or noodles to make them last 3-4 days. I cook beans on Sunday, and then freeze half. The other half, I make into soup or refried for my tacos.

Isabel from South Texas

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April 20, 20100 found this helpful

I think this is all fine as long as you're happy living that way. But I think you should pamper yourself some and give to someone in need.


And I don't see anything wrong with what's you're doing.

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April 21, 20100 found this helpful

Don't feel that this is a bad thing. What is good for your pocketbook is often good for the Earth as well. So you are being thrifty and "green" as well. Happy Earth Day!

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