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Old 05-19-2009, 07:40 AM
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Don't know if you call this frugal or not but....

When I was a single parent I picked berries to get enough money for gas so I could go to work.
That is diffenatetly frugal.

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when I was younger I had a very small apartment w only 2 cabinets in the kitchen. I was walking home from work 1 day and in a dumpster was a panel of corkboard ao I asked the owner if I could have it. I walked home with that big piece of corkboard and hung it on my kitchen wall. I used long deck nails and put them in the holes and hung my cookware on it. That gave me an empty cabinet 2 use 4 something else.
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My hubby did a dumpster dive last year after christmas, there is 1 for the 12 workshop complex, some one had obviously cleaned out their house after christmas and he found a working battery operated mower, my mum uses it now, and a full sized acoustic guitar, we replaced the strings and all is well.

In the early 90's long fullish skirts were in and I am short, I bought the denim coloured skirt and ened up cutting several, ok lots of inches off the bottom and made apair of shorts for Michael, he was 2 and no longer in nappies and the shorts fit and lasted him well 2 for the price of 1 LOL
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18 months later my old appliances are still going strong with the exception of the dw which died 6 months ago we did not replace just washing by hand as we don't have $$ to replace it.

Neighbors bought a new washer/dryer on Black Friday and have their old for sale was tempted to ask what they were wanting for it but refrained as we don't have the money and ours are still working.

Picked up a wicker hanging shelving unit a month ago from the trash will spray paint it for dd1's bedroom once we repaint the room.

I've bought most of Christmas this year from the clearance isles saving 80-90%.

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I wonder where "frugal" crosses the line into "stingy" ...not sure

I save my sandwich bags and reuse them (usually make my sandwiches at lunchtime, so the bags just carry bread to work. But still...

My uncle has been known to wash and reuse aluminum foil. That, in my book, is just weird.
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Old 08-04-2011, 02:39 PM
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To me stingy is clearing a shelf of a product not allowing anyone else to take advantage of a sale.

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stingy is when you use the bathroom in someone else's house and unroll a two ply toilet paper so you can get one of their ply's.
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Diaper-pinning baby rubber pants when the elastic waistband is so stretched out, it no longer stretches.

Emergency hand-towel diaper with plastic Kitchen Catcher garbage bag over while camping!

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My youngest wearing diaper-pinned rubber pants!

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was this on the side, for I have pin those rubber pants when the elastic was going bad, on the side, even taped them.
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