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Scary Frugal Things About Me - The Lean Times


Aug 17, 2015 Frugality , , , 4 Comments
After last week’s sad post, I thought I would tell you some of my frugal quirks.  I hope I am not the only person out there with strange frugal habits and fears. My beloved even sometimes thinks I am weird but I will let you be the judge of my weirdness.
1. I can’t throw away a tube of lipstick until I dig the last drop out with a brush.

2. I hoard beauty products. I buy more than I need when they are on offer or I am in the States. I fear not being able to afford them if times get tough.

3. I also buy extra underwear and socks when visiting my mother in NY but do not allow myself to use them until the ones I am wearing truly bite the dust.

4. When I need to buy most anything, I look at the shops first then look at eBay for a cheaper price.

5. I get nervous if there is not a least two unopened large packages of toilet roll in the flat. Did I mention there are only two of in the flat?

6. I feel a bit sick if when I buy myself anything. In the past two years I have bought only replacement items. Nothing exciting or goodness forbid extravagant.

7. I sometimes mix Lidl cat food with preminum.  For more frugal cat tips see this.

8. I only will eat out at restaurants that serve food I can’t make. You will not see me eating pasta in a restaurant.  Actually we only go out to eat about once every couple of months if that.

Do you have any scary frugal habits?  Please leave me a comment so I know I am not a lone freak.


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