Four Frugal Habits
1. I use Wet-n-Wild eye liner and eyeshadow. This makeup has been around for centuries and it's still as cheap as ever. I don't remember how much it cost exactly, but I'm pretty sure only about $1.50 - 3.00. It works well and I like the colors (greens and browns in case you're curious). Plus, if my kids destroy it or is shatters on the bathroom floor it doesn't break the bank to replace it.
2. I wash out swim diapers and reuse them. If you don't have kids you are probably curling up in a ball and shaking your head at hearing that, but think about it - swim diapers only hold in the poo, not pee (sorry if that is too much information). I actually got this idea from blog hopping a while back and I love it. Swim diapers are so expensive and if they aren't soiled then you can rinse them well and let them dry out and use again. Rinse, Repeat, and Save!!
3. I mop with water and dish soap. I must admit that I LOVE the clean scent of Pine-Sol, but a small squirt of dish soap and a bucket of hot soapy water does the trick to get my floors clean.
4. We cut our own hair. I grew up in a home where my mother was the one who cut everyone in my family's and all the neighborhood's hair too. I've since continued the tradition. I cut the girl's hair and trim my own bangs and my husband cuts his own hair and my son's.
If we went to a cheap salon it would cost about $60 every six weeks or so (I think my numbers are conservative here too)! Yikes we can not afford that. So who cuts my hair? My mom, just like she always has for the past 27 years of my life. I don't live by her any more, so I just wait until she comes to visit.
So there you have it. A few of my funny frugal habits. I have more, but will save them for another day.
What are your frugal habits? I'd love to hear so I can adopt some of them as mine!! Will you share with me?