We all have our little frugal crazies, right?
So, when my husband left an ALMOST empty bottle of body wash on the counter, I asked, "Is that for the recycling?". I took the cap off and added some water and put it back in the shower caddy for another use (heck, maybe even 2)! We do this will all of our shampoo, condioner, body wash, .....well, you get the idea.
Does that make me crazy? Does it make me resourceful?
One of the things that I most love about a frugal lifestyle is that it emphasizes minimizing waste.
The lifecycle of my body wash, for example, is such that I have minimized waste all along the way.
It starts with using my own tote and refusing the store's plastic. Some stores even reward me for bringing my own tote! Then I drop my receipt in the recycling bin for paper (after I record it in my excel sheet, ofcourse). It's then used, every last drop is used up. Finally, when it is quite literally ALL GONE, it finds its way to my recycling bin. Yes, even recycling saves me money! After all, it's less trash to pay for at the dump and our dump takes recycleables for FREE!
So, you see, what might seem crazy, really adds up.
What are your frugal crazies, the ones that aren't really that crazy at all?
BTW-I don't throw away the slivers of bar soap left at the end, I add them to the new bar!
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