The Frugal Bathroom
photo by dogbomb
Let’s face it. There is guerilla frugality going on in the bathroom. Yes. I’m going THERE. Are there any sacred frugality topics? HA
I’m not going to talk about the toilet paper over or under the roll or the seat up or down. We all know which is the “correct” way. A simple peek into a frugal bathroom tells quite a story.
You know you’re frugal when….
*You aren’t sure how many times you’ve reused the bath towels and contemplate whether it’s time to wash them and you decide not yet.
*Your bathroom reading materials consist of free magazines.
*You know what mellow yellow means.
*You have a collection of saved soap.
*You use free perfume sample tear outs from magazines and tape them inside toilet paper rolls or use them in bathroom drawers.
*You reuse dryer sheets to clean glass shower doors or to clean the sink.
*You share bath water or share showers.
*You cut open toothpaste tubes to get every last bit.
*You dilute shampoos and have perfected a formula to the perfect blend of water and shampoo.
*You stop the water while brushing.
*You have enough bathroom products stockpiled for the next three years and people shop at your house, and if you do run out of something, you wonder how long you can make do.
*You have enough free samples to equal several full sized products and sometimes part with them to give as gifts.
*You save old shower curtains to use as drop cloths and the magnets for the fridge.
*You have laundry hanging to dry on the shower rod.
*Plunger sits in a leftover plastic food container.
*Plastic grocery bags line your waste basket.
*You have an old toilet or sink in your garden.
*You make your own bathroom cleaning products.
*You have a stash of old toothbrushes to use for cleaning.
*Your bathroom rugs are handmade.
*You have a funnel in your bathroom to refill containers.
*You time your showers.
*You save toilet paper rolls for crafts and christmas crackers.
*Your bathrobe has seen better days.
*Washcloths end up great rags.
*Looking around at your bathroom, you can spot at least 2 items that are being reused or were bought secondhand.
Lastly, you know you’re pretty radical when you consider charging a cover fee to enter the bathroom as a new fun way to save, and when you want to enforce toilet paper rationing.
Tell me all about your frugal bathroom.