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What is the furthest you would go to save money? All of us have a limit and some are willing to take it further than others.
But if you want to save more money then ever, then you might need to push yourself out of your comfort zone and try something new.
In this list, I have curated some of my favourite extreme frugal living tips. Have a read through and decide which ones you would be willing to try.
This has nothing to do with your bowels. Instead, it is about stopping the use of shampoo and conditioner on your hair.
People that follow the no poo movement use alternatives to wash their hair such as tea, beer and apple cider vinegar. But there are some that use nothing other than water and a hairbrush.
Therefore, you can cut out nearly all the expense of hair care products. You might even see the benefits to your hair too.
In many money-saving household, they have a once a day flush policy. This might be different for number twos but some families persevere regardless.
This can save you lots of money on water and is therefore particularly viable if you are on a water meter.
People with large families stand to benefit the most as there is lots of flushing when you have lots of people in the house.
This is switching to reusable toilet roll. Rather than buying rolls from the supermarket, you use squares of fabric for wiping yourself up.
You can either make these yourself from old clothes and fabrics, or, the less frugal version, buy yourself a kit. You can wash these with your normal washing so it should save you a fortune in the long run.
Keep a stash of them near your toilet, along with a little bin for storing used wipes and then you are all ready to go.
Eat mouldy food
If you understand food, particularly the difference between “best befores” and “use bys”, then there really is little problem here.
Most fruits and vegetables are perfectly fine for you if you remove the mouldy section first. The same goes for bread.
Therefore, you can minimise food waste by cutting off the spoiled parts and eating the rest. Don’t try this with meat though.
No new clothes
Could you go a year without buying new clothes? What about two years? Lots of people do and they are saving a lot of money this way.
If you shop sensibly in the first instances, then the majority of adults should not need to buy new clothes that often.
Many of the clothes that we buy are to keep up with fashion trends rather than because our clothes have worn out and need replacing.
Would you give them a go?
What extreme steps have you gone to to save money? Do you regret them? Let me know you extreme money saving stories in the comments below and I’ll add my favourites to the list.
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