There’s nothing wrong with saving money. We even tend to encourage smart tactics to save money any chance you can…but there can be a limit. Sometimes you can take that one step too far from being a savvy saver to a disgusting cheapskate. And by “disgusting” we literally mean disgusting. From eating cheaper animal food to compromising their hygiene, here are some of the offbeat to flat out bizarre ways that some people save money:
Sure. We have to conserve as much water as we can. Especially with droughts in effect down the west coast, it’s more important than ever to know the importance of water conservation. And yes, there are going to be days were you wake up a little too late to shower off the previous night’s sleep. What should NOT be a frequent occurrence though, is to trade in your hygiene for a lower water bill. Instead, use a little of your money to get a showerhead with an on and off switch. This way you can easily flick on and off the water to first soak up and then back on to quickly rinse off.
Eating Dog Food
Look, human food can just cost WAY TOO MUCH. Luckily, we have lower costing options like our pet’s food bowl. Those frugal enough to have a bowl of this…delicious(?)….porridge say that if you’re going to take up dog food eating you HAVE to go with dry dog food. Wet dog food is far inferior in taste. In all honesty, we suggest referring to previous blogs and articles we have shared on tips to purchase human food for lesser costs.
Reusing Napkins and Paper Towels
One way to save on the purchasing of paper products like napkins or paper towels, some of these committed savers will reuse, rewipe, and reclean the stained, dirty napkins and paper towels they’ve used for the last few weeks. May we suggest an alternative of bringing back the cloth wipes? After being used, the cloth wipes can be tossed right in with the laundry after meals or spills.
Potty Training Their Animals
If you have the capability of potty training your pet, then by all means potty train your animal. That will inspire some great dinner party talk. Those who have been successful at the task, first typically upload it to YouTube, and then decrease their expenses on litter boxes, air fresheners, or newspapers. If deemed too challenging, you can always compare prices around your town to find cheaper litter boxes, air fresheners or newspapers than you already have.
For more bizarre ways people save money, you can read the full Cheapism article.