What Frugal Things Do You NOT Do?

Recently I was scanning down my Facebook news feed and saw the following question from Trent Hamm at The Simple Dollar: “What frugal things do you NOT do?”  I had to laugh because there are a few frugal things that I do not do, or at least do not do very often:

  • I don’t hang our clothes to dry when Brad is away.  I use the dryer when it’s just me here at the house.
  • It’s been in the triple digits here lately, so we’ve been using our window unit air-conditioner all day, and all night.
  • I don’t buy used shoes.  I find lots of used clothes, but my mom and mother-in-law have kept our family in shoes for years.  Otherwise, we buy our own shoes when needed.
  • I don’t buy generic peanut butter.
  • I don’t use a lot of coupons unless they make the item free or almost free.  I can usually find cheaper prices just by buying generic brands from our local grocery store.
  • I buy fresh fruit and vegetables instead of canned or frozen.
  • I’ve only ever held one yard sale.  I find it easier just to donate or pass on the things we don’t need.
  • I don’t try to drive in a way that saves gas.  However, I do try to plan my route with only right turns to avoid getting stuck sitting at traffic lights and I always try to combine trips.
  • I’ve never changed the oil in our car.  I’m not opposed to learning, but I hear it won’t save me much.

What frugal things do you NOT do?

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2 Responses to “What Frugal Things Do You NOT Do?”

  1. Maria says:

    I had to LOL at “not driving in a way to save gas”; I don’t either!

  2. Jerusha says:

    I do not make my own baby wipes! And I’m with you on all the ones you posted too.

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