A slight diversion from the food theme today. A friend came (don’t worry, we had bread and soup from the freezer) but when she went into the bathroom she was intrigued as to why there was a shampoo bottle balanced on top of a soap dispenser in the bathroom. A discussion of frugality followed.
Now, I’ve never claimed to be an expert in frugality, I’m definitely Frugally Challenged. But I’ve always bought value shampoo, decanted it into a dispenser bottle so that I can use a measured dose. When the shampoo bottle is “empty” I balance it on the dispenser for an hour or two to get just a few more drops out and then put some water in the empty bottle so that I can get a few days extra shampoo. I’ve always done this but my friend thought that I am a hilarious tightwad. She did however admit that the absence of brand labels in my bathroom makes it look rather nice.
Back to the food theme. I had a spending spree yesterday. A multipack of coca cola (£5) and a cucumber 49p. Yes, I know that coke isn’t frugal, but I do like it!