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    I don't reuse them either.
    I do dry in the dryer, but only because i have no clothes line out yet.
    We need a fence first.
    We eat out around 1x per week if that
    My biggie is I buy ice. I rarely use it and get sooooo irritated on the rare occasion i want some to find NO ONE knows how to fill the trays but me. (big dispute here cuz dh uses 99% of the ice.

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    Default What frugal "rule" do you break?

    What frugal thing do you refuse to do, and why?

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    There are rules?

    I buy good tools, which often means they're expensive tools. IMO that makes more sense than buying cheap tools that don't last and have to be replaced repeatedly, make me more likely to hurt myself and teach myself new cuss words, and make it harder to do a good job. "Tools" under my definition include things like small kitchen appliances as well as drills and saws.

    We will continue to travel no matter how expensive gas gets.
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    I too will continue to travel - (although I can be a bit frugal in my planning).

    I won't stop going to get my hair done at the beauty shop. I have tried to color it at home and it's just not working for me. When my hair gets looking really bad, everyone suffers - lol

    Travel & my gray hairs...those are really only my non-negotionables, everything else I can live without...

    “After the last tree has been cut down, after the last river has been poisoned, after the last fish has been caught.
    Only then will you find that money can't be eaten.”

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    I don't always re-use baggies. I buy ice because my water isn't drinkable. I also prefer the size of the bagged ice. I use the ice that the freezer makes to use in coolers. Someday maybe I will get a whole-house filter and an ice-crusher lol. I buy Hellman's mayo because it is our favorite. The cheap stuff just doesn't compare. Although our grocery store has a bogo sale for our mayo right now so we can save $$. We use paper plates and sometimes paper towels. I would be doing dishes non-stop otherwise.

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    I WILL NEVER hang my clothes outside to dry.....have allergies.
    Won't quit washing my whites in hot water.....this is a good guarantee of getting rid of the dust mites....for a time.

    I only wash "some" baggies........the freezer strength ones. Don't bother with the others.

    Don't make my own laundry soap.....and don't plan to do it.

    I have cut back, but don't plan to totally quit going out to eat.....that is a treat I truly enjoy.

    Plan to keep traveling and it will partially depend on gas prices on how often and where I go........still a budget traveler.

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    I will not give up my Dunkin Donuts coffee that I brew at home. I don 't buy coffee out.
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    I buy junk food and pop not a lot and some convenience foods life has to worth living and if a potato chip and coke does it everyone now and then well so be it

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    I'm glad to see this thread revived. I do lots of the non-frugal things:

    -- I used to wash baggies, but don't now
    -- I used to hang some of my clothes, don't now
    -- I won't give up fast food for Sunday lunch when I have to be at work hours earlier than usual. Also other times when it just makes the day a lot less complicated.
    -- I use paper plates sometimes. I buy on sale, and they make life easier
    -- I don't make laundry detergent or home mixes. I use some convenience food, but not as much as I used to.

    There are areas where I could definitely be more frugal, but since I live alone (all tasks, shopping etc on my own with no help), work full time, and have energy and pain issues, often making life easier is more important than saving the pennies and dimes - or even dollar bills. It's all a trade off.
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    Experiences are worth more than things. I'll pay for experiences over things any day. It's not frugal necessarily, but it makes life worth living.

    Hobbies. I pay too much for hobbies. While my hobbies help me be frugal, I can't help but notice people without hobbies have 1) less cluttered homes, 2) more money/time for trips/experiences.

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    I use disposable diapers and wipes, I buy jars of babyfood (until dd is 12 months, then she'll join our meals), I don't bake my own cookies.

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    The longer we go with a crappy economy the more often I "treat" myself to some decadent thing at the groc. store.......

    Sometimes it is Lindt chocolates..........but the other day it was a cheese .........not cheap, but I will savor every bite.

    so......my "treats" have changed........

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    The rule I break:
    I don't read D. R. Ramsey's book.

    But I do read the "Little House on the Prairie" Series over and over again; I have most of the titles in my own collection. This gives me constant inspiration and motivation to spend very little money, while living a frugal, contented and abundant life.

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    I still use a credit card.

    I don't have any on me right now but...its just a matter of time.
    "If you can't see the light at the end of the tunnel, march down there and light it yourself."

    Car loan (ugh, again!)
    Husband's debt to work on, mine is gone except car loan. w00t!

    Yah, I suck at this money stuff, I know. That's why I'm here.

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    I use plastic cups and silverware
    we go out to eat
    I will never rewash plastic bags
    I have too many pets
    i use my CC
    I am paying off the CC before other debt
    I use the dryer (we have dogs-Disney comedy scene

    BUT
    we buy 80% used everything and always get the best deals
    I bargain for everything
    So-balance.

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