In my house there’s only myself and my husband, but I buy ‘family packs’ of food like minced beef and stewing steak. I make huge pots of chilli, lasagne, stew and other stuff (anything that freezes well) in bulk and freeze it in portions for two. It saves loads of time and money and means we have nice home-made food. IYAMCHEAP
My family wraps our Christmas decorations in toilet paper to keep them protected for the rest of the year. When we take them out, we just leave the toilet paper in the box and then use it again when we put them back in. We have been using the same toilet paper for over 10 years! IYAMCHEAP.
I save chicken bones and scraps in a container in the freezer. When I have enough, I clean out the fridge of wilted vegetables, throw it all in a pot, and make homemade chicken stock. I freeze the stock in one cup containers and use it instead of buying cans of broth or boullian cubes because IYAMCHEAP.
My work gave out free samples of laundry soap to customers for a week. Once we were done, we had boxes and boxes of samples left over and I offered to free up their space! They were happy to have it off their hands and I’ve been using free soap for a year. I have only gone through half of one box! IYAMCHEAP!
My apartment complex recently decided to charge us for water/sewer/garbage, so I simply started going to the gym more. After each workout, I use their showers, which come equipped with shampoo, conditioner and bodywash. Getting healthy, losing weight, saving money on water and bath products. IYAMCHEAP
Every department store I go to, I hit the Clearance section first thing. This paid off wonderfully quite recently, as I got $90 worth of nice-looking underpants for less than $15. IYAMCHEAP
When at McDonald’s, instead of buying one of the expensive sandwiches, I buy the ones on the cheap menu (ex : their $2 double cheeseburger, junior chicken) and ask them to put extra tomato. They charge only 10 cents for this extra, and it makes your sandwich more consistent without paying $4.69 for it! IYAMCHEAP
I only use half a dryer sheet per load of laundry. You cannot tell the difference, but I guess this means that IYAMCHEAP.