Top Tip Tuesday: 2 Things Mama Told Me Never to “Skimp” on…
Growing up, mama was always a very careful “saver”.
She made all of our clothes….
Never kept snacks of any kind in the house…
Made her soups watery to stretch them further….
Hot dogs and mac & cheese definitely had its place on the monthly meal socket…
A very rare trip to MacDonald’s was always preceded by the following speech, “You can have ONE thing. A hamburger OR french fries, but not both.”
She always went with generic when cheaper…
But in all her “frugalness” she always told me to never skimp on two things…
1. Laundry Detergent
Once your clothes start looking “dingy” there’s no going back….(they also last through more children when taken care of, and it’s better for resale purposes)
I tried the whole “homemade laundry detergent” thing a while back, and while it was very cheap to make, I wasn’t able to get stains out, and sure enough, everything began to take on a “dingy” look.
I use two exceptions to this:
- Darker Clothes (since color and stains don’t matter as much with darker colors, I sometimes keep way cheap detergent just for dark loads to make the more expensive detergent “stretch”.)
- Extremely tight money situations (It’s not worth going into debt over)
You only get one set of teeth, and they are very expensive to fix.
I Love you.
Your faithfully frugal daughter,