A frugal lifestyle means many different things to different people. Whereas the main goal is to save money in the long run, some people approach this end in hilarious ways. Here are some of the funny, frugal moments we have scoured across different social media platforms.
Attempt to Experiment With Dye Made the Room Look as if She Had Murdered an Alien
A woman hilariously quips how she found an amazing Orvis leather bucket-style purse at a yard sale. The color was hideous, and she wanted to change it to something else. She bought dye and stored it on a high shelf in her dining room.
The dye fell off the shelf and exploded in her living room, and soaked in immediately. Despite all her efforts at cleaning it out, one year later, the living room floor still looks as if an alien got murdered there.
Who Knew Underwear Could Be a Headband?
One person says her father-in-law would cut out the bottom of old underwear, wrap the fabric around the elastic, and wear it on his head (as a headband) when mowing the lawn.
Using plumber’s tape to stop a faucet leak instead of tightening the faucet
One person spent a long time with his faucet held together by a plumber’s tape because he thought he needed to replace the faucet. Turns out it only needed a little tightening to stop the leak. That shouldn’t have been the first step.
Freezing Water in a Bucket and Hammering the Ice Out
One person said their mother had an innovative way of getting ice cubes for making ice cream. She would freeze water in a bucket and then hammer it to get chunks of ice.
Threatening a Can Opener
If you threaten a can opener, it will work flawlessly. One person said that she did this every time she held the opener in her hand. The opener randomly stops working, but once she holds it to her face and threatens to throw it in the trash if it does not work, it behaves excellently. I guess even can openers are afraid of being tossed away.
A Free TV That Wasn’t Quite Free
One person wanted a TV. He saw two ads on Craigslist. One person was giving away his TV while the other was selling his at $200. He sent both emails inquiring more. One replied, and their conversation led the person wanting the TV to believe it was being offered for free. He drove all the way to pick it up. Once they linked up, he asked why the TV was being given away freely. The seller was shocked and had to recheck the advert, which confirmed the TV was worth $200. No one bought a TV that day, and the encounter was pretty embarrassing but still hilarious for both parties.
A Microwave That Had Only 3 Settings
One couple was forced to buy a new microwave after their mother-in-law was unable to hear anything while looking after their kids. They had lived with a semi-broken microwave that only had 1,2, and 3-minute timers working for several months. They had to unplug it to let it reset after every use, and they felt comfortable living like this until the in-laws came into the picture.
Bringing Tequila-soaked Men’s Diapers Into Coachella To Save on Drinks
One person took tequila-soaked men’s diapers to Coachella, hoping to wring it out into a water bottle to save on drinks expenses. He found out the hard way that diapers do not exactly work like towels.
Covering Yourself With Mud Trying To Save Some Money
Another person thought they could save money by power washing their pavement. It was a disaster. They ended up being covered with mud from head to toe.
Retrieving a Menstrual Cup From an Automatic Flush Toilet
One person could not stomach purchasing another menstrual cup at $10-20 after she accidentally dropped hers in an auto-flush toilet. She said she was lucky it was not flushed away, and she was able to retrieve it in time.
10 So-Called “Frugal” Habits That Are Actually A Waste Of Time And Money
Do you know any things that people do that they think are frugal but actually aren’t saving them money but sometimes are just wasting their time and money?
I am sure you have read articles and tips that promote frugal living and give some ideas that are just not frugal! These frugal myths float around and sometimes even cost people a lot of money!
12 Extreme Frugal Living Tips You Can Try
A Reddit user was curious to know the extremely frugal things people did that they didn’t tell people about. He gave an illustration that he used to collect promotional coffee sachets on top of car windows and that saved a ton of money. He wanted to know whether other Reddit users did extremely frugal things that they did not want other people to know.
15 Tips For Frugal Living On A Tight Budget
If you are looking for tips for frugal living on a tight budget, this post is for you.
Being on a tight budget means looking for even the slightest opportunity to save money. It could be saving to clear your loans, for a bigger purchase, or even for early retirement.
12 Extreme Frugal Living Tips You Can Try
A Reddit user was curious to know the extremely frugal things people did that they didn’t tell people about. He gave an illustration that he used to collect promotional coffee sachets on top of car windows, and that saved a ton of money. He wanted to know whether other Reddit users did extremely frugal things that they did not want other people to know.
12 Not Very Obvious Sign That Someone Is Rich
It is easy to know when someone is rich. However, sometimes it is not obvious. One Reddit user wanted to know what non-obvious signs pointed out that someone was rich. We have sampled some of the best responses from other Reddit users in that conversation.
This article was produced and syndicated by A Dime Saved.