- The screws on my garbage picked toilet seat kept coming out, and although we tried refilling the holes with wood putty, they continued to loosen themselves. So yesterday my husband drilled out the area and refilled it with wood plugs. The screws now fit nice and tight again and our toilet seat will continue to live another day. We already owned all the supplies, so this DIY project cost us zero-point-zero dollars.
- My son and I bought brand new hairbrushes in December after our adventure in Liceland. I threw mine away in the kitchen garbage, but he dropped his into his bedroom wastebasket. (I didn’t get lice, but my son did use my hairbrush.) I later read that hairbrushes can be saved by putting them in the freezer for 24+ hours. I was emptying his garbage the other day and came across the hairbrush. I popped it into the freezer for a few days and then gave it a good scrub. I’ve now taken ownership of his old brush, as I truly loathe my new one. (It’s tearing my hair out!) I may be the cheapest person in America at this point.
- I’ve been fighting a cold and dedicated yesterday to laying in bed and doing nothing whatsoever. My husband boiled up a $1.99 bag of frozen pierogis for dinner and called it good. And it was. Good.
- I came across a vintage Air France travel bag on my back porch that my sister left behind last summer. It was filled with old knitting needles and bits of mildewy smelling yarn. I tossed the yarn and then gave the knitting needles to my friend Lise, who teaches art classes. I then put the bag on the corner for someone to take for free. The bag was immediately nabbed and I have one less piece of useless clutter in my home.
- My father gave me a loaf of homemade bread, my husband has a non-profit board meeting tonight which includes dinner and I didn’t buy a Lear Jet.
Now your turn. What frugal things have you been up to?
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”
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