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Old 06-29-2009, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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I like the nice thick paper towels and napkins. They last so much longer.
How long do you want them to last?

All I require of a paper napkin is that it lasts through the meal.

For a paper towel, it has to last from the time I wipe up the spill to the time I get it into the trash.

But, while we are on the subject, we never use paper napkins except in the car, and those we get free.

At home, we use paper towels for napkins.
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:06 PM
 
Location: following the wind of change
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I know that a lot of people on here like to call themselves frugal but there are usually some purchases or items where you just draw the line. What purchase do you just say no, this is not an item that I will skimp on? Mine is toilet paper. I cannot and will not use cheap or rough toilet paper for my rear. I only use Charmin, the one with the teddy bears in the tv commercials. Unless someone here can recommend a cheaper equivalent I will continue to buy Charmin. LOL
COFFEE!!! lol it's my drug, got to have it. I can skimp anything else but please, give me some good coffee.......
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Old 07-15-2009, 05:32 PM
 
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Shoes
Sheets and towels
Coffee
Beer
Wine
Chocolate
Cheese
Fruits and Veggies

Wow. My list is pretty long. I guess I am "frugal" by buying the best I can afford, and trying to make it last as long as possible. When it comes to "luxury" items like wine and chocolate, I suppose I prefer a little of a good thing rather than a lot of a mediocre thing.

I consider things like decent running shoes and fresh foods to be an investment in my health. Getting sick these days is not for the frugal, even with a decent insurance plan!
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Old 07-15-2009, 05:36 PM
 
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I like the nice thick paper towels and napkins. They last so much longer.
We use cloth napkins and old rags.....which last even longer.

I still keep rolls of paper towels around for the icky stuff (kitty hairballs anyone?). I like the rolls that have the "tear-a-size" sheets so you get exactly what you need w/o any waste.
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Old 07-15-2009, 05:40 PM
 
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Oh and since we started w/ TP .....feminine hygiene products.

Sorry if the freaks any of the males out, but really, am I right ladies? Your brand is your brand. No substitutions allowed.
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Old 07-15-2009, 06:20 PM
 
Location: South GA
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You got that one right!!!!
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Old 07-15-2009, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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Shoes
Toilet paper
Meat - ground beef, steaks, etc.
Soft drinks - we drank generic soda when we were just starting out and struggling and vowed never again to buy cheap soda!
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Lakeland, FL
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Oh and since we started w/ TP .....feminine hygiene products.

Sorry if the freaks any of the males out, but really, am I right ladies? Your brand is your brand. No substitutions allowed.
Sooo true!
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Old 07-20-2009, 07:33 PM
 
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Shoes
Toilet paper
Meat - ground beef, steaks, etc.
Soft drinks - we drank generic soda when we were just starting out and struggling and vowed never again to buy cheap soda!
Some generic colas are good, I think that Kroger does a good job with BigK colas. What generic colas were you and your husband drinking?
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Old 07-20-2009, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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Some generic colas are good, I think that Kroger does a good job with BigK colas. What generic colas were you and your husband drinking?
We tried them all; RC Cola, Sam's Choice, Big K, and anything else out there that was cheap and it was all pretty bad. We just really prefer authentic Coca Cola and will spend whatever it takes to keep us well supplied! Neither one of us drink much alcohol - no beer and only an occasional glass of wine for me - so I don't feel too badly indulging in our one drinking vice.

Of course, this was during our early years when we were digging in the couch cushions for enough change to buy food, so it's entirely possible that it's just a mental thing. No more going hungry and no more RC Colas!
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