Join Date: Feb 2008
Originally Posted by Landmonster
- Cutting my own grass ($400 lawn mower, $200 weed eater)
- Cutting my own hair ($30 buzzer)
- Changing my own oil in my car.
- Using $3 Car Wash place with free vacuums, instead of full service places.
- Using free plastic grocery bags for my cat's poop. (free)
- Using Purina Layena chicken feed for cat litter. (like $20 for 4 months+)
- Home cooking food instead of eating out.
- Eating bagged beans/veggies instead of canned.
- Using a water filter instead of buying bottled water.
- Buying non-spoilable household goods in bulk when on sale.
- Choosing store brands over name brands.
- Choosing CFL light bulbs over incandescent bulbs for the house.
- Not running home or car A/C more than necessary. Use fans instead.
- Not leaving unnecessary lights on, or leaving water running more than needed.
- Driving the car gently, no speeding or hard accelerating. (saves gas).
- Paying for insurance in 6-month blocks
- Paying for cars and purchases in cash to avoid interest payments.
- Recycling my plastic and glass bottles in order to avoid wasting (using) my trash bags.
- Buying high-efficiency toilets and household appliances.
- Avoiding cable TV, and instead using free HDTV air-wave signals + Redbox Bluray movie rentals.
- Avoiding wasteful spending habits: Smoking, booze, drug use, eating-out, gambling, fast food, etc. (Huge $$$$ savings)
- Never using vending machines or convenience stores. Always shopping at low-cost bulk retailers.
- Never consuming soft drinks, junk foods, or pre-packaged convenience foods. Always choosing raw/bland/bulk foods and ingredients for health and cost savings.
I basically operate exactly the opposite of our wasteful government.
Don't worry, they will tax the money you saved to pay for their waste.