Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Frugal Rock

My lifestyle is what you call frugal. I am quite adept at it.

I'm not broke. I'm not poor. I'm fed and clothed and sheltered and I always make enough money in enough time for whatever I really need. I am happy and enjoying a life of abundance. As a frugalist.

If you exhibit any of the following behaviors, then you may be a frugalist.

-Using lotion as chapstick.
-Using chapstick as lotion.
-Blowing into toothpaste so you can fill it up with water and shake it back and forth to make more toothpaste.
-Same with dishwashing liquid, only you don't have to blow into it.
-Saving all your little soap slivers and then forcing them together to make one sizeable soap mass.
-Reusing cereal milk over the course of 2 or more meals.
-2 or more consecutive meals consisting of cereal.
-Babypowdering your armpits because your out of deodorant.
-Using steam to fashion a makeshift bowl out of a styrofoam plate (if you know about this one you are an A level frugalist).
-Using paper towels as toilet paper.
-Using toilet paper as napkins.

Please feel free to add to this list. Frugalists unite!

17 comments:

Obey The Altar Native said...

taking all the free salt and pepper packets from fast food joint condiment bins and filling your shakers at home

Vee (Scratch) said...

Oatmeal w/ soymilk for breakfast everday for breakfast. If you have some kind of fruit or nuts to add you're straight. And it is straight healthy.

uknouheartme127 said...

were u in a program called prep for prep 9? what boarding school did u go 2???

Chilly S said...

In Russian, we used to use newspaper as toilet paper.

Homeboy Sandman said...

in russian chilly or in russia? i forgot to add USING THE SAME RAZOR TO SHAVE FOR OVER A MONTH. hey uknowheartme127 i was in prep 9 but i went to nonconsortiom school holderness.

rasheem said...

charging 12 dollars for a verse.. o wait thats the nuyorican cafe- homeboy wassupwitdat!?!!!?

Chris said...

Frugalists rule!!

ZDB said...

I make pasta sauce out of ketchup, honey, and red pepper flakes that I take from public bins.

MJK said...

Using bread in place of hotdog rolls.

Asking for extra ketchup packets at wendy's and stockpiling for later meals.

Maternal said...

ok, so I'm guilty of 4 and I stress GUILTY. lol

Sass Unlimited said...

Rinsing and reusing paper towels. Viva are the best for such efforts. Using shampoo as bodywash because you are out of regular body soap, for those of you who don't have hair it wouldn't apply but yeah, I've washed with Pantene. You just stay away from the delicate areas.

Na'im Adio said...

-Washing your body with dish soap.

Na'im Adio said...

Saving a cup from Burger King (or such) and bringing it back every time to get free fountain soda refills...

Margarita said...

I made it a habit at my old job to take toilet paper.
At my new job they have a fancy dispenser to dissuade my type...

Naheem Adio said...

Yo I ate ice cream and cereal because I didn't have any milk...

Mandee said...

Paper towels are usually a bit more expensive than toilet paper. It would make more sense to use toilet paper as a paper towel, rather than the other way around. I'm sure I've done things like that, but I can't think of any right now - Maybe thats because I do it so often, it has become apart of me. Hmmm. Oh, wait... would filling up water bottles from the water dispenser at work count?

april said...

I use the sham wow for EVERYTHING! someone of you might not know what this is but it was on an infomercial and its amazing it like a reusable paper towel that you clean over and over...get on it frugalists!