Original version of this post from one of my other sites, Simple. Organized. Life., but has been adapted for My Two Dollars.
I am not nearly as frugal as I probably should be, but I do try my best. I don’t really waste money or food, I don’t ever shop for clothes, and I try to track where our money goes. However, my wife and I love a good meal out and probably spend too much money every month enjoying those meals (Last month was $250. Ouch!) But at home, I do try to be as frugal as possible, and I just found one more way to save a little bit of money…by cutting our tube of toothpaste open when I thought it was empty. I was just about to throw it away to open a new one, and wondered if there could possibly be more still left inside that couldn’t be squeezed out. So I got out the scissors and cut the tube in half. There was still a ton left inside!
Have you ever done something like this? I know I have some frugal readers, as I hear from them all the time with tips and tricks to save more money. I guess the reason I cross-posted this from my other site is to learn just how frugal you guys can get! How far do you take your frugality? Is there something you can share with us that will set off lightbulbs in our head about what else we could be doing? I want to know! I have posted before about different ways we have been frugal, from hauling my own trash to save $27 a month to choosing to not care what others think of us anymore. But I want to know what else I could be doing, as this toothpaste project really got me thinking!