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Extreme cheapskate moms confess to the things they’ve done to save extra money

Moms confess to the ‘extremely cheap things’ they did to save extra money – from showering at work to reusing birthday cards and turning off ALL lights at 7:30 PM

  • Australian moms confessed to the most “cheap” things they’ve done
  • The ultimate goal is to save money, but it can come across as ‘stingy’ to others
  • One woman said that she writes pencils on birthday cards so that she can use them again
  • Others said they charge all their devices at work to save electricity

A group of Australian ‘cheap’ moms have confessed to the ‘extreme’ things they have done to save some extra money from charging their devices at work to cutting makeup wipes in four.

The women shared their secret habits on Facebook after a lady said she writes pencils on birthday cards and Christmas card labels so she can use them again the following year.

“I want to see some great extreme cheap stuff … and GO!” She said they should start with it.

The women shared their secret habits on Facebook after a lady said she writes pencils on birthday cards so she can use them again the following year (stock image)

The women shared their secret habits on Facebook after a lady said she writes pencils on birthday cards so she can use them again the following year (stock image)

“I want to see some great extreme cheap stuff … and GO!” She said they should start with it

Urban Dictionary defines a ‘cheap’ as someone who ‘buys cheaply in favor of higher quality or better things, even though they may be able to afford the better’.

“Maybe mercilessly not trying to spend a lot on their friends.”

A saver replied saying she doesn’t use cards at all or just has her kids write a sweet message on the wrapping paper.

Others freeze bread and milk so it won’t go off for weeks, recycle the newspaper, and use it as wrapping paper and stock of food cans when certain items have a 50 percent discount.

A saver immediately replied saying she doesn't use cards at all or just let her kids write a sweet message on the wrapping paper (reactions shown)

A saver immediately replied saying she doesn't use cards at all or just let her kids write a sweet message on the wrapping paper (reactions shown)

A saver immediately replied saying she doesn’t use cards at all or just let her kids write a sweet message on the wrapping paper (reactions shown)

‘I planted old potatoes that grew and now I grow very healthy potato plants. Every second day I clean the chicken coop and put the straw in it along with some dirt to build it up … I’m now trying to encourage some tomato growth, ‘said an amateur gardener.

“I have an oversized Christmas gift bag for each of my kids with their bold names that are reused every year. I also have a gift card or box for each of them if they receive gift cards or money, ”said another.

A third added, “I know someone who charges all their devices at work.”

The latter addition seemed to be a common use of a cheap comrade’s time, with a niece saying her uncle tended to use tools to save money.

'I planted old potatoes that grew and now I grow very healthy potato plants,' said one woman (photo)

'I planted old potatoes that grew and now I grow very healthy potato plants,' said one woman (photo)

‘I planted old potatoes that grew and now I grow very healthy potato plants,’ said one woman (photo)

“He got really excited when the park down the road installed free barbecues and he goes there once a week to cook his dinner,” said one woman (reactions shown)

“He cycles to work, takes a shower at work, makes coffee and breakfast there, and charges his phone there to avoid using electricity, gas, and water at home,” the girl said.

“He got really excited when the park down the road installed free barbecues and he goes there once a week to cook his dinner.”

A woman said she had found a few foil foil balloons in the reduced ‘trash can’ in The Reject Shop, so she bought balloons with her family’s name.

When some letters were scanned at full price ($ 2), she asked the cashier if they could be cut too, or else she wouldn’t buy them. The reduced rate per balloon was 30 cents.

Other 'cheap' behaviors included reusing McDonald's Happy Meal bags and drinks for kids' dinners, but instead placing Woolworths brand chips and nuggets (photo)

Other 'cheap' behaviors included reusing McDonald's Happy Meal bags and drinks for kids' dinners, but instead placing Woolworths brand chips and nuggets (photo)

She used supermarket products to make the 'McDonald's meals'

She used supermarket products to make the 'McDonald's meals'

Other ‘cheap’ behaviors included reusing McDonald’s Happy Meal bags and drinks for kids’ dinners, but instead placing Woolworths brand chips and nuggets (photo)

“I have an oversized Christmas gift bag for each of my kids with their bold names that are reused every year. I also have a gift card or box for each of them if they receive gift cards or money, ”said another

“I have an oversized Christmas gift bag for each of my kids with their bold names that are reused every year. I also have a gift card or box for each of them if they receive gift cards or money, ”said another

“I have an oversized Christmas gift bag for each of my kids with their bold names that are reused every year. I also have a gift card or box for each of them if they receive gift cards or money, ”said another

Another ‘cheap’ behavior was reusing McDonald’s Happy Meal kids dinner bags and drinks, but instead placing Woolworths brand chips and nuggets.

One lady even washes her hair every three weeks to save on shampoo and conditioner, while another makes her own doner kebab for a late night treat.

“My God, I’ve heard everything now,” the thread replied.

“I got so many ideas from this post. Damn hilarious, ”said another.

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