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How Frugal Are You?

Frugal: acquiring of and resourceful use of economic goods and services in order to achieve lasting and more fulfilling goals

Freegan: people who employ alternative strategies for living based on limited participation in the conventional economy and minimal consumption of resources. Freegans embrace community, generosity, social concern, freedom, cooperation, and sharing in opposition to a society based on materialism, moral apathy, competition, conformity, and greed

Ok, I'm not a 100% Freegan, but I do agree with a lot of their ideas and theories.

It amazes me what people throw away. I work at a trash transfer station. You would not believe the stuff people throw away! I dont understand why they dont make sure this stuff goes to someone who could use it instead of filling up our landfills. In the small town where I work there is two thrift stores alone that takes donations.

Just Monday I brought home 2 queen size fitted sheets, 2 queen size flat sheets, 4 queen size pillow cases....all brand new, matching, still in the packages. Very pretty and frilly. I threw them in my washer, and they now grace my bed.

My home is filled with stuff people have thrown away. Monday when I washed the sheets I used the last of some liquid fabric softener I brought home out of a load of trash. I had not bought fabric softener for over two years! It's now on my shopping list..... unless I find more.

I've always loved to shop at thrift stores and garage sales, now I shop even cheaper at work.

I'll post some pictures of some of the great finds I have brought home.

Tell me, how frugal are you?


  1. thanks lisa for the comment...i LOVE, what I call your mission statement...and you are like my friend anita (nourishing blog that will get up and off after the holidays)...everything in her home is as you say. i personally have a great testimony of what i call "beauty pauses" with my finds at the goodwill (while students in portland)....one day i'll write about it...love your comfort set...it's a snuggly looking one...blessings!

  2. I'm really diggin this blog. I look forward to browsing through past entries and reading about all your wonderful, frugal ideas!

  3. That is amazing. I know people are wasteful, but that is just unbelievable! There are so many people who have NOTHING and would be grateful for these things...