Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Paging Amy Dacyzyn

I picked up The Tightwad Gazette from the library the other day, and I'm getting a kick out of going through it again. I first read it years ago, when I first moved to New York and didn't have two quarters, much less six, to rub together for bus fare.

It made me wonder - what are your seriously crazy frugal hacks? Here are some of mine:

  • "Best by" dates on food are more of a guideline...if it smells fine, eat it!
  • I totally wash ziploc baggies!
  • I've been known to resteep a tea bag for a second cup of tea.

Please share your tips in the comments - and also leave a link to your favorite seriously frugal blog, if you've got one!


  1. Haha, I do all of these!

    I also wash my hair with baking soda and rinse with vinegar instead of using shampoo and conditioner - that's also partially a vanity thing as it looks much better than it did when I used commercial products!

  2. I don't wash baggies but I'll re-use them many times if carrying something like crackers or a bagel.


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