Rather than spend $100+ on a new cat tree, my husband and I took an old vanity someone had thrown out, disassembled it, and reassembled it to make a sturdy tower. A quick trip to a carpet remnant store later, and we had a 5′ tall, sturdy, completely carpeted cat tree for $20. The cats don’t care that IYAMCHEAP.
I am a college student and I regularly need textbooks costing $400-500. I learnt pretty quickly that the publisher often offers cheaper prices if you order online. I also learnt that e-books can be $40-50 cheaper per book. This last semester my books have all been used books, one edition back. I got a hold of another student’s books and they are literally word for word with just a few pictures, colours and the covers changed. I also apply for every scholarship and bursary. Saved hundreds!
I convert really tiny miniskirts that I find at the thrift store into fashionable shorts.
For Christmas my fiancé and I don’t have a lot to spend on presents, but I’m someone who loves giving presents! All year long, whenever we see something on sale cheap that someone would like, we buy it and stock up! By Christmas we have almost everyone’s gift, and we also don’t get stuck in the christmas rush!
This week I made another bookcase for my room. It’s made of wood, not chipboard, so it’s much healthier. Also, it’s made to the exact measures of the space I fit it in and all the vertical space is used. The shelves are exactly one regular book high, not an inch more. Finally, it worth in materials less than any one, even in the cheapest of the stores. And the proud look on my kid’s face when we finished it was worthless. All that cause IYAMCHEAP.
Live alone,so this works.I bathe,not shower,but stress about the amt of H20($$) wasted. I keep a plastic bucket with handle and a ‘jug of beer’ sized jug in the bathroom.I follow flushing rules for cheapos(flush only when solid)and use retained bathwater. The full bucket, poured 1/2 and then 1/2 again in quick succession is perfect to flush down everything and more. The jug serves to refill the bowl with standing H20.I don’t drain & wash tub ’til next bathtime so I can keep dipping.IYAMCHEAP
I wanted to add to my previous story. I usually have some sort of ‘smell pretty’ bath salts or additive in the bathwater, which is an added bonus for keeping the toilet smelling sweet!IYAMCHEAP
I always check the target clotting clearance with my coupons. The other day I had a $5 off coupon for any denim item and they had a pair of jeans on sale for $4.50. They were the wrong size (a size 0… not a 12) so I donated them to refugees that live in my area. Sure it didn’t really save me anything, but it didn’t cost either and I could feel great about donating new clothes to someone who needed them because IYAMCHEAP!
For Christmas my fiancé and I don’t have a lot to spend on presents, but we both love giving gifts. This year we did most of our shopping at the dollar store, the discount department store, and warehouse sales! For any kids in the family, we went to a toy warehouse sale. We got books for a dollar, stuffed toys for 25 or 50 cents, inflatable snow tubes for $3, and art kits for $5! The kids loved their new toys, and no one knew we spent less than $20 on everything! IYAMCHEAP