Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Are You That Frugal?

"You know you're frugal when you..."

I wrote that some time back, for About. Imagine the feelings, if you will, to find it has become one of those circulating emails in certain circles.

After I reread it, I thought that you also know you're frugal when...

Your favorite picture is one you cut from a calendar and put in a salt dough frame.

It's a great day for you when you discover there's change in the washer and it isn't (wasn't) yours, but you don't know whose it is.

You get one of those ugly freebie T-shirts and can't decide whether to sleep in it or wear it to the store.

You spend an hour in front of the mirror trying new hairstyles so you won't have to pay for a haircut yet.

You try to convince your kids (or grandkids) that playing with hand made toys is the latest cool thing.

When your non frugal friend visits for a week, you hide your best rags so she won't use them to clean up something yucky. (She knows you don't use paper towels, but has no concept of how to treat rags.)

I'm sure there are more, but I have to go. They're giving away pencils at that new store across town and I have a free ride to get there...


  1. "(She knows you don't use paper towels, but has no concept of how to treat rags.)"

    I thought I was the only one to take my "rags" seriously! After all, I lovingly serge them all!

  2. I always hem my good rags and advise everyone to. They last longer that way... some people just don't respect good rags. ;)

  3. What a great idea gigi to serge your rags!

  4. Well, dates me. I only can straight sew them ( a serger for me would be a large expense I couldn't justify. My old sewing machine is from way back in time 1964, the first thing I bought when I got my first job! LOL) Yup, I guess that is frugal too, although at the time my Mother thought that my paying $149.00 on sale was a terible price to pay for a sewing machine !)

  5. Children are quite frugal sometimes, and they don't even know it. If you give them a new shiny toy, they'll play with the cardboard box more than anything!

  6. haha, I sleep in my freebie t-shirts. They are actually really good quality, and hold up to washings. I've had a couple for like 5 years, and they still hold up.