In the past I’ve taken a few drastic measures to save money, as I’m sure you have to. Most of the time, we won’t dare admit the weird ways we’ve saved money.
The TLC show “Extreme Cheapskate” is becoming wildly popular because of the strange and gross ways people save money – like dumpster diving for anniversary gifts.
Here’s some other crazy ways to save a buck or two (and I may or may not have done a few myself).
Pee in the shower or tub
Now don’t try to tell me you’ve never done this. Peeing in the shower makes more sense to me than peeing in the bathtub, but either way it can save money on water.
Plus you can get two jobs done at the same time; peeing and washing your hair. It’s a win-win.
Keep outdated food in the fridge
To save energy and reduce electricity costs, it’s always better to have a full fridge and freezer. The emptier your refrigerator is, the harder it has to work to keep everything cold.
So what if you have a week old stew that’s growing mold, go ahead and keep it in there to help save energy. Any other questionable items are okay too.
Turn underwear inside out
If my little brother could turn his jeans inside out just to get a few extra days wear, he would. But underwear and socks can easily be flipped out to save money and no one will even notice.
No more doing excessive laundry and using up lots of detergent and soaps. Just turn your underwear inside out and they are good for another day!
Only flush once per day
When I went to Mexico with my high school Spanish class, they had some serious water restrictions. During the day everyone uses the toilet but doesn’t flush until later that night.
Imagine how much water can be saved when you only flush once a day. You might need to invest in a decent plunger, but hey, your water bill will be lower.
You step into the shower and start to rinse off when you realize you used the last of your body wash and shampoo yesterday.
So now what?
Well, there’s always dish soap available. I mean soap is soap right?
And if you’re really desperate you can use dishwashing detergent as bubble bath, trust me it gets just as sudsy.
Wash and reuse condoms
Take a used condom, turn it inside out and rinse thoroughly. Now it’s good as new and ready for round two (hey that rhymed).
It’s made of durable rubber so I’m sure it can be used several times before being thrown out. Just be sure to look for any holes or stress points, in case of any leaks. That would be unsanitary!
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If you dare to share – What weird or gross things have you done to save money?
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