I got to be the last stop on the family ‘hand-me-down’ train by telling everyone that I’d donate the still-good stuff no one wanted to area charities. Everyone liked that because they didn’t have to deal with it anymore. I loved it because I had bagloads of nice clothes to go through, got to donate lots of it, cut up some for sewing projects (future gifts !), break the wrecked stuff down to household rags (instead of paper towels), and still score nice wearable clothes for us! IYAMCHEAP!
My bathroom cabinet is filled with expired medicines. So far they haven’t killed me. The other day I found one from 1992. That one I threw away, but I had to think about it first, because IYAMCHEAP.
I buy unknown vegetables or fruits priced at 50 cents a pound or less, than I search the web for ways to cook them. This way, I discovered yams, plantain, napa cabbage, black radish and chayote and I save money on groceries. IYAMCHEAP
You can get heavily discounted food from bakeries, sushi stands, salad bars (and wherever they sell highly perishable food that don’t last more than a day) by arriving up moments before they close. As a student who lives nearby a shopping centre, this is a good way to save on dinner costs. IYAMCHEAP
This year, instead of buying hooks to hang ornaments on my tree, I used paperclips lying around the house. No one could tell the difference. IYAMCHEAP
When I buy video game consoles, I tend to buy used at pawn stores. If a pawn store offers a warranty or replacement plan on electronics, get it! Overall, it will still cost you less than a new system, sometimes less than a used system at places like Game Stop, and the store will have to replace any dud systems you get until you get a working one! My pawn-store 360 still works just fine. IYAMCHEAP
Whenever I go to a party where food is served, I always volunteer to help clean up after. Invariably, there are tons of leftovers that would normally just be thrown away, so I take them home with me. Free food for days! IYAMCHEAP
Why pay for iTunes songs or risk downloading them illegally? Many local libraries have the CDs you want, and if they don’t, you can request it. I filled up my ipod for free! IYAMCHEAP.