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?