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Old 02-05-2019, 05:11 PM
 
Location: New England
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I'm really not this frugal, but I hate waste. After I can't get any more toothpaste out of the tube, I sometimes cut it open and get a few more brushings out of it.
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Old 02-05-2019, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I'm really not this frugal, but I hate waste. After I can't get any more toothpaste out of the tube, I sometimes cut it open and get a few more brushings out of it.
Waste not, want not. I hate waste. Yeah, I'll use a spatula to scrape the last of the almond butter out of the jar. I see no reason to throw it away.
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Old 02-06-2019, 07:08 PM
 
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For liquids- sauces, shampoo, detergent, etc.- I thin the last bit of them out with a little water so I use it all up.
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Old 02-10-2019, 06:14 PM
 
Location: New England
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For liquids- sauces, shampoo, detergent, etc.- I thin the last bit of them out with a little water so I use it all up.

Me too. No waste that way.
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Old 02-10-2019, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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I pick-up pennies!
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Phoenix-Valley of the Sun
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I'm so frugal that I take (insert fast food name here) napkins and I use them along with my regular napkins.
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:59 AM
 
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I'm so frugal that I take (insert fast food name here) napkins and I use them along with my regular napkins.
I have a stack of Subway napkins in front of me now! They automatically pack more than I need when I get a sandwich and I save the unused ones.

And, speaking of Subway... when my parents took road trips together they'd eat at Subway and agree on what kind of sandwich they wanted so they could save money by ordering a foot-long and splitting it! DH and I didn't do that but now that I'm alone, if I'm on a long road trip I order a foot-long and eat half for lunch and save the other half for dinner (supplemented with a few things from a grocery or convenience store).

The apple didn't fall far from the tree.
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Old Yesterday, 01:08 PM
 
Location: equator
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I'm really not this frugal, but I hate waste. After I can't get any more toothpaste out of the tube, I sometimes cut it open and get a few more brushings out of it.
With lotion-type stuff, I cut the container in half to get all the product the pump tube won't get. It can be a lot. With moisturizers, that can add up to a lot of expensive product.

DH put up a string in the kitchen to clip used paper towels to dry for a 2nd go-round, LOL. At least we're on the same (recycled) page!

I reuse every plastic bottle for other things: tea, lemon/lime juice I squeeze myself, broth I make. Also keep all the glass jars for other use.
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Old Yesterday, 01:09 PM
 
Location: equator
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Have not had a mortgage since 1987.
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Old Today, 01:09 AM
 
Location: Boston Suburb
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My town charges $1 for a small bag that trash goes into for weekly curb pickup, more for a bigger bag. I recycle and compost everything so my trash is usually 1/10 of a small bag. I take my little bags w me when grocery shopping and throw it in the trash bin outside the store. I guess that's saving me $52 a yr.
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