Getting involved with this filming lark, and explaining my money saving tips has made me wonder if my money saving ways are a little too extreme for most people. I sometimes surprise myself with some of my ideas, and don't know where they come from. I think it must be down to the way my logical brain works, and my reluctance to follow what is percieved to be normal behaviour, and go my own sweet way. I have never been one for following, but would rather strike out on my own voyage of discovery. 'Thinking outside the box', is a well used buzz phrase, and that's what I do.
Ok so a lot of tips are well known and have been around for years, it's good that people are using them, but when I read of how others save money, there is always something in there that I can shave even more cash from.
These are a few examples I have picked out from a forum.
Idea. To make plant labels cut strips from old plastic fabric conditioner containers.
Save even more by not buying fabric conditioner, you don't need it, use margarine tubs instead.
Idea. If you have cooked too many vegetables put them in a plastic bag and freeze them rather than throwing them away.
Save even more by getting your portions right and cooking exactly the amount you are going to eat for that meal.
Idea. Use own brand baby wipes as disposable cleaning wipes for the toilet seat and surround. They are sold as cheaply as 14p a packet.
Save even more by not buying them and using a wet cloth to wipe your toilet.
Idea. Buy own brand nappy sacks to use as dog poo bags. These are really cheap.
Save even more by not buying them at all, use the plastic bags you get free with your food purchases.
Idea. Cut up old Christmas and birthday cards to make gift tags.
Save even more by cancelling Christmas.
Idea. Cigarette ash combined with a bit of spit cleans silver brilliantly.
Save even more, stop smoking, and how can you afford silver?
Idea. Freeze your grated cheese ends. You have to defrost before using it for cooking.
Save even more, by not filling your freezer with bits of this and that which might be fogotten and never used. Pop the cheese in your mouth and eat it.
Idea. Use disposable plastic knives as plant labels.
Save even more by not buying plastic disposable knives. Use plastic bottles and cut them up.
Idea. Use a recycling crusher to reduce bulky waste items to save space. Buy one from the web, eco crusher.
Save even more by putting on a big boot and stamp on bulky item. Logical eh!
I have to say though that there are also a lot of good money saving tips about as well. So read up and cherry pick the best for yourself.
I am expecting to get the micky taken out of me when my mush appears on the box. Last time, when Tightest Person was shown, there were people who who poked fun at me, they rubbished my ideas, they said they could never live like I do. But I say each to their own. My way of living works for me, it is all down to the figures on the bottom line.
If I want to wear boys pants because it saves me money, (I still haven't bought new for absolutely ages by the way), it's up to me. If I can clean myself by having a strip wash in the kitchen in a bowl of water, that's up to me. I am living proof that my money saving methods work for me, and I am proud that I can live the life I want to live, on a pension. So I am ready for my critics. This dotty old woman is making a damn good job of organising her life.
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