We arguably live in a throwaway culture in the West: instead of fixing or upscaling things, we tend to buy new products. And many of us spend money on frivolous things, left, right, and center. That new phone that just came out? That cutting-edge fashion statement of a coat? We’ve got to have them. Here and now. However, there is a different way to live.

The r/Frugal subreddit is here to save the day (and your wallet). A community of over 2 million dedicated members, it’s a platform for people to share advice on how to live a frugal lifestyle. And it’s been active ever since 2008. We’ve collected some of their best recent thrifty hacks below.

When you’re done enjoying this list and upvoting all of your favorite pics, make sure to drop by the comment section to share any frugal living tips that you might have, dear Pandas. And if you’re in the mood for some more r/Frugal goodness, be sure to check out Fashion Life’s previous article about the online community right over here.

Fashion Life was interested in learning more about frugal living and how to save money, so we reached out to financial expert Sam Dogen to get his take on things. Sam is the author of ‘Buy This, Not That: How to Spend Your Way to Wealth and Freedom’ and the founder of Financial Samurai. He told us that the number one thing that we should be doing is saving more money. Or, as he calls it, paying ourselves first.

"We need to always pay ourselves first by automatically contributing to our tax-advantaged retirement accounts and setting aside a recommended 20% or more of after-tax earnings to save and invest. The more you can make your savings and investing automatic, the better. People are surprisingly good at living on less," he said. You'll find our full interview with Sam below, dear Pandas.

#1

Wanted New Fabric, Wouldn't Get New Fabric Until I Used My Old Stuff. Wanted A Rug, Didn't Want To Pay For A Rug. Two Birds, One Stone! Work In Progress. Made From New Batting (Less Than $20) And Scrap Fabric (Some 20+ Years Old). Not The Prettiest Thing I've Made, But I Like It

Wanted New Fabric, Wouldn't Get New Fabric Until I Used My Old Stuff. Wanted A Rug, Didn't Want To Pay For A Rug. Two Birds, One Stone! Work In Progress. Made From New Batting (Less Than $20) And Scrap Fabric (Some 20+ Years Old). Not The Prettiest Thing I've Made, But I Like It

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#2

Hi-Vis Jackets For Dogs Are Between $40 And $80 Nzd - I Brought A Second Hand Child’s Hi-Vis Jacket For $1 And It Fits Perfectly! Frugal Win!

Hi-Vis Jackets For Dogs Are Between $40 And $80 Nzd - I Brought A Second Hand Child’s Hi-Vis Jacket For $1 And It Fits Perfectly! Frugal Win!

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#3

I Refuse To Pay The Silly Prices For A Stuffed Toy, My Son Wanted A Few Characters To Match The (British) Children’s TV Shows. So I Made Them From Felt Instead

I Refuse To Pay The Silly Prices For A Stuffed Toy, My Son Wanted A Few Characters To Match The (British) Children’s TV Shows. So I Made Them From Felt Instead

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According to author and financial expert Sam, people easily overspend on food and entertainment the most. Many of them aren't aware of how much they're actually spending.

"I was talking to one woman who thought she should only be spending $4,000 a month on food and entertainment. Yet, she always gets a credit card bill for $10,000 a month instead. She had no idea where all the money was going. When she finally did a detailed analysis, she realized she consistently overspent on food, drinks, and all sorts of automatic streaming subscriptions such as Netflix, Disney+, and more," he gave a specific example about the importance of taking a close look at one's finances.

#4

Rosemary Went Crazy In The Garden - So I’m Using Sprigs To Freshen The Bathroom - The Steam From The Shower Accentuates The Smell Keeping The Bathroom Smelling Fresh

Rosemary Went Crazy In The Garden - So I’m Using Sprigs To Freshen The Bathroom - The Steam From The Shower Accentuates The Smell Keeping The Bathroom Smelling Fresh

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AnnaBanana
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When you said "Rosemary went crazy in the garden", my first thought was that Rosemary sounds like a really fun person!

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#5

Crochet Swiffer Mops. Wet Refills Add Up With 2 Dogs. No More! Made 2 For $3/Ea And They Work Way Better Than The Refills

Crochet Swiffer Mops. Wet Refills Add Up With 2 Dogs. No More! Made 2 For $3/Ea And They Work Way Better Than The Refills

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#6

I Am Too Cheap To Buy Cuff Links And I Work In A Machine Shop

I Am Too Cheap To Buy Cuff Links And I Work In A Machine Shop

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Loty
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is genius. Make them out of silver and sell them on etsy. I'd buy a pair.

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Sam personally believes that we don't live in a throwaway culture. "Overall, we are becoming more conscientious of how we spend our money and recycle products. From buying secondhand cars, to getting hand-me-down children’s clothes, to buying used luxury items on the Internet, we are making our money go farther. But I do believe there will be more revenge spending going on this year and next year as we move on from the pandemic."

According to the expert, the biggest benefit of living frugally is saving yourself time, which is your greatest resource (alongside energy). "The less you need, the less you have to work. And the less you have to work, the more time you save to do whatever you want," he said.

"As a frugal person, there is also a mental decluttering. The fewer things you have, the more free feel. Attachment is one of the reasons for suffering. To be able to let go is a wonderful feeling and ability."

#7

I Drive Through A Nice Neighborhood On My Way To The Grocery Store. Found This Dyson Dc40 With A Free Sign With Other Household Items In The Yard. Brought It Home And The Suction Was Horrible. Watched A Single Youtube Video To Remove The Clogs - Needs A Good Clean But It Works Perfectly

I Drive Through A Nice Neighborhood On My Way To The Grocery Store. Found This Dyson Dc40 With A Free Sign With Other Household Items In The Yard. Brought It Home And The Suction Was Horrible. Watched A Single Youtube Video To Remove The Clogs - Needs A Good Clean But It Works Perfectly

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Snorkeldorf
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Same here. I have a beautiful oak coffee table and end table that I found out on the curb driving thru a very nice neighborhood. I honestly thought maybe the residents had set them out when they were getting their carpet cleaned or something. Not the case. Items were on the curb, it was a Sunday and we had rain coming in. Items were so heavy I called my friend to have her son come to the address, then lift and put them in his van for transport. Yes, I gave him money for his help. There is a very tiny bit of paint on the coffee table. A spot, to be exact. Not sure why the previous owners abandoned them but I am very grateful.

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#8

Get A Library Card...

Get A Library Card...

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Sheila Stamey
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Instead of buying books, you borrow them, same with movies,etc. Some libraries even have limited streaming services. For movies, and most have a good selection of audibles. My son, ( an adult) accidentally asked for edibles at the counter instead of asking where the audible books on cd were, that was a giggle.

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#9

Vet Didn't Give Us Cones When They Got Neutered/Spayed So We Improvised! (We Made Sure They Could Breath And Eat Just Fine)

Vet Didn't Give Us Cones When They Got Neutered/Spayed So We Improvised! (We Made Sure They Could Breath And Eat Just Fine)

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Henrik Schmidt
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They don't look happy. But then, they probably wouldn't look happy with cones either.

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For the r/Frugal crowd, frugality is a mental approach that people take when they think about resource allocation. “It includes time, money, convenience, and many other factors.” It’s all about wasting less and gaining more.

What’s more, the subreddit stresses that everyone has a slightly different understanding of what frugality and frugal living entails. So it’s best to enjoy the content and discuss things peacefully. Fights over semantics, on the other hand, aren’t very welcome. In short, the community is open to everyone and frowns on gatekeeping.

#10

Don't Forget About The Abandoned Paint Can Section Of Lowe's & Home Depot. Scored A Gallon Of This Color For Only $9!! You Can't Even Get A Sample For That Price. (Sorry, No Before Picture. We Were Too Excited To Wait)

Don't Forget About The Abandoned Paint Can Section Of Lowe's & Home Depot. Scored A Gallon Of This Color For Only $9!! You Can't Even Get A Sample For That Price. (Sorry, No Before Picture. We Were Too Excited To Wait)

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#11

When Your Bar Soap Gets Wafer Thin, You Can Still Use It Up All The Way Be Pressing It Onto The Next Bar When It's Sudsy And Let It Dry

When Your Bar Soap Gets Wafer Thin, You Can Still Use It Up All The Way Be Pressing It Onto The Next Bar When It's Sudsy And Let It Dry

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Loty
Community Member
9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I do this all the time. Doesn't work well on some crumbly Dove soaps though.

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#12

Since We're Doing Greenhouses, I Built This At The Beginning Of Lockdown With Reclaimed Pvc, Wood, And Polyethylene Film For Greenhouses. It Held Up To 2' Of Snow On Top Over Last Winter As Well As A Handful Of Strong Wind Storms. No Plans, Just Boredom!

Since We're Doing Greenhouses, I Built This At The Beginning Of Lockdown With Reclaimed Pvc, Wood, And Polyethylene Film For Greenhouses. It Held Up To 2' Of Snow On Top Over Last Winter As Well As A Handful Of Strong Wind Storms. No Plans, Just Boredom!

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Antz Online
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

going to be using this idea, thank you

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Earlier, Jake Butler from the ‘Save the Student’ team that advises British students on how to make their money go further, told Fashion Life about one way to save money. He took a look at food costs and how to reduce them, with regard to saying ‘no’ to fast-food and takeaways while learning to cook at home.

#13

My Fiancé Wanted To Flatten Her Pockets With An Iron But Realized We Didn’t Have One. Showed Her You Can Get By Using A Pot Of Boiling Water And A Spray Bottle. I Guess Growing Up Poor Can Come In Handy

My Fiancé Wanted To Flatten Her Pockets With An Iron But Realized We Didn’t Have One. Showed Her You Can Get By Using A Pot Of Boiling Water And A Spray Bottle. I Guess Growing Up Poor Can Come In Handy

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#14

Downstairs Mini Fridge Stopped Working. Wife Said To Just Toss It And Get A New One. Watched A Couple Videos On How To Diagnose/Fix Refrigerator Issues. A $9 Replacement Overload Relay Later And It Works Again

Downstairs Mini Fridge Stopped Working. Wife Said To Just Toss It And Get A New One. Watched A Couple Videos On How To Diagnose/Fix Refrigerator Issues. A $9 Replacement Overload Relay Later And It Works Again

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Moneythink
Community Member
9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've done a lot of this, and yes, the internet is an amazing resource. Most things really aren't that hard - once you've found out how to do it.

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#15

I Run A Small Coffee Cart; Just Discovered You Can Use Old Cartons As Coffee Trays!

I Run A Small Coffee Cart; Just Discovered You Can Use Old Cartons As Coffee Trays!

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Jake pointed out that you can save quite a lot of money if you choose to eat out less. However, this doesn’t mean having to wave ‘goodbye’ to your favorite meals. You can learn to cook them at home, whether with the help of a recipe book, advice on the internet, or video tutorials. The added bonus is that when you cook for yourself, you’re in total control of what goes into the meal. Nutritional control, here we come.

#16

Garden Cart I Made For My Wife. Nearly All Reused, Upcycled Or Free Materials

Garden Cart I Made For My Wife. Nearly All Reused, Upcycled Or Free Materials

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Mark Howell
Community Member
9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My wife would love one of these and have me wheel her round all day, while she sips a strawberry daiquiri. ;o)

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#17

Finally, A Pinterest Project That Worked Well And For Not Too Much $$

Finally, A Pinterest Project That Worked Well And For Not Too Much $$

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#18

Instead Of Buying A Home In Toronto We Helped Renovate My 91 Year Old Grandmothers Basement Into A Fully Self Contained 2 Bedroom Apartment. We’re Still In The City But Only Paying $700/ Month. Here’s The Master With Hand Me Down Solid Wood Furniture

Instead Of Buying A Home In Toronto We Helped Renovate My 91 Year Old Grandmothers Basement Into A Fully Self Contained 2 Bedroom Apartment. We’re Still In The City But Only Paying $700/ Month. Here’s The Master With Hand Me Down Solid Wood Furniture

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Caro Caro
Community Member
9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's a win/win. You can keep an eye on granny, have a nice place to live and grannies loneliness is gone, even if it's a hi and a cup of tea so now and then.

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“The good news is that you can easily recreate your favorites at home for a fraction of the price. It's much healthier this way too. Google is definitely your friend here as you can find fakeaway recipes from a number of sites,” he told Fashion Life.

#19

My Sister-In-Law's Christmas Tree

My Sister-In-Law's Christmas Tree

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#20

I Refuse To My Buy My Baby Girl A "Feminine" Blanket When I Have A Perfectly Good One Leftover From My Son

I Refuse To My Buy My Baby Girl A "Feminine" Blanket When I Have A Perfectly Good One Leftover From My Son

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Beck
Community Member
9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I own like 30 blankets. Hello my name is beck, and I am a blanket hoarder.

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#21

Fall Tip - Lots Of People With Apple Trees Don't Harvest; Never Hurts To Ask!

Fall Tip - Lots Of People With Apple Trees Don't Harvest; Never Hurts To Ask!

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“During the lockdown, McDonald’s even released instructions on how to make their famous breakfast egg McMuffin at home,” Jake said that some companies were very friendly in how they treated their customers, empowering them to cook at home.

#22

Instead Of Buying New Skates I Got These Thrifting For 15$. Soaked Them In The Sink With Gentle Laundry Cleaner And Then Got A Permanent Fabric Marker From An Art Store. I Still Need To Get Laces For It Though

Instead Of Buying New Skates I Got These Thrifting For 15$. Soaked Them In The Sink With Gentle Laundry Cleaner And Then Got A Permanent Fabric Marker From An Art Store. I Still Need To Get Laces For It Though

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#23

I Restored My Own Headlights Today And Am Pretty Proud Of The Result. Saved Over $100 Compared To Taking It To A Shop

I Restored My Own Headlights Today And Am Pretty Proud Of The Result. Saved Over $100 Compared To Taking It To A Shop

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Casey Burns
Community Member
9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Left Side: Before I put my glasses on. Right Side: Ahhhh.

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#24

This Cardboard Box Is Now His Favourite Spot (Super Old Towel Included)

This Cardboard Box Is Now His Favourite Spot (Super Old Towel Included)

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“The good news is that the ingredients for most of these recipes aren't too pricey and you can still hunt for bargains to make the dish cheaper. Buying in bulk is always a winner too when it comes to saving money so it's a great idea to get together with friends and maybe take it in turns to make your favorite fakeaways,” he said.

#25

Prepping The Garden For Winter. We Pile Mulched Leaves, Add Mesh Or Whatever So The Leaves Don't Blow Off. Then Before The Snow Comes, We Cover With A Black Tarp. The Beds Warm Up Faster In The Spring And The Leaves Compost Down To Make Amazing Rich Soil For Planting

Prepping The Garden For Winter. We Pile Mulched Leaves, Add Mesh Or Whatever So The Leaves Don't Blow Off. Then Before The Snow Comes, We Cover With A Black Tarp. The Beds Warm Up Faster In The Spring And The Leaves Compost Down To Make Amazing Rich Soil For Planting

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#26

Obvious But Not Obvious

Obvious But Not Obvious

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Scagsy
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Brought to you by the Ministry of Stating the Bleeding Obvious.

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#27

Zero Cost Urban Garden Project In Northern Canada. Harvesting Daily And Planting Quick Producing Cold Weather Crops Like Radishes, Spinach, Lettuce And Chard

Zero Cost Urban Garden Project In Northern Canada. Harvesting Daily And Planting Quick Producing Cold Weather Crops Like Radishes, Spinach, Lettuce And Chard

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JustAnother Soul
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love it. This has been the way since the beginning of civilization and is the way of the future. Everyone who can should do this.

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The secret to good-tasting food, Jake told us, lies in the seasoning. “Salt and pepper won't break the bank, but they can make or break a meal. Don't forget that sugar can take a dish to the next level too.

#28

Didn't Had Bread But Didn't Want To Run To The Store Only For That (We Know It's Never Only For Just One Thing). I Had To Use The Oven Anyway, So... Here Is The Best Looking Bread I've Made In My Life

Didn't Had Bread But Didn't Want To Run To The Store Only For That (We Know It's Never Only For Just One Thing). I Had To Use The Oven Anyway, So... Here Is The Best Looking Bread I've Made In My Life

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JustAnother Soul
Community Member
9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Bread is very easy to make and so satisfying. Congrats!

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#29

My Tried-And-True, Almost Foolproof Method For Growing Endless Green Onions

My Tried-And-True, Almost Foolproof Method For Growing Endless Green Onions

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#30

Made A DIY Cardboard House For My Bunnies. I Had My Eye On A $70 One On Etsy But This Works Just The Same. Besides Bunnies Don’t Care About Aesthetics

Made A DIY Cardboard House For My Bunnies. I Had My Eye On A $70 One On Etsy But This Works Just The Same. Besides Bunnies Don’t Care About Aesthetics

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#31

Repurposing A Damaged Frying Pan, With A Bit Of Paint It's Now A Cool Decorative Bowl

Repurposing A Damaged Frying Pan, With A Bit Of Paint It's Now A Cool Decorative Bowl

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#32

Found $128 Free People Sweater With Dark Stain For $15! I Covered It Up With Dip Dye, New Favorite Sweater!

Found $128 Free People Sweater With Dark Stain For $15! I Covered It Up With Dip Dye, New Favorite Sweater!

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Danielle Keller
Community Member
9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Genuine question, how do you lock the dye? I'm concerned with running.

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#33

Built My Own Sidewalk With Glacial Sand Dug Up From The Side Yard And Leftover Base Rocks Used During Home Construction

Built My Own Sidewalk With Glacial Sand Dug Up From The Side Yard And Leftover Base Rocks Used During Home Construction

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#34

I Finally Understand Why People Buy Large Cuts Of Meat When It Goes On Sale. Quit Job For School, Trying To Be More Frugal, And We Got 2 Large Top Roasts For Buy-One-Get-One-Free And Processed It/Cut It Up At Home Ourselves. Now We Have Meals For Days

I Finally Understand Why People Buy Large Cuts Of Meat When It Goes On Sale. Quit Job For School, Trying To Be More Frugal, And We Got 2 Large Top Roasts For Buy-One-Get-One-Free And Processed It/Cut It Up At Home Ourselves. Now We Have Meals For Days

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#35

If You Live In An Apartment Complex Just Check The Dumpster Once In A While. Found A Working V6 Dyson And Just Had To Clear The Roller To Fix. People Throw Away Just About Anything

If You Live In An Apartment Complex Just Check The Dumpster Once In A While. Found A Working V6 Dyson And Just Had To Clear The Roller To Fix. People Throw Away Just About Anything

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#36

Someone Left This Fully Functioning 32” Lg TV Out By The Dumpster. Luckily I Snagged It Before The Rain Moved In

Someone Left This Fully Functioning 32” Lg TV Out By The Dumpster. Luckily I Snagged It Before The Rain Moved In

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#37

Does Anyone Else Love Making Frankenstein Meals? Cleaning Out The Fridge And Pantry And Using Up All The Odds And Ends Forces Me To Be Creative And Usually Results In Something Delicious And Unique

Does Anyone Else Love Making Frankenstein Meals? Cleaning Out The Fridge And Pantry And Using Up All The Odds And Ends Forces Me To Be Creative And Usually Results In Something Delicious And Unique

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K Miller
Community Member
9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

One of my great aunts would do something like this. It usually ended up a goulash type of meal, we called it (lovingly) 'Garbage' lol. Loved as a kid when we used to ask for Garbage for dinner lol

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#38

My Favorite Wool Socks Still Had Perfect Tops But Thinned Out On The Bottom, So I Patched Them Up

My Favorite Wool Socks Still Had Perfect Tops But Thinned Out On The Bottom, So I Patched Them Up

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Aran Lindvail
Community Member
9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You can also unravel the lower part and reknit it with a different leftover wool.

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#39

Fix For Broken Lid - Drilled A Hole In A Golf Ball And Screwed It On To My Crock Pot. No Need To Dig Up A New Lid. Golf Ball Cost: $0. Screw & Washer: Found In My Tool Box, So $0. Took Me About 10 Mins. New Pot Lid: $30 Or So, Or Replace Entire Crockpot, So Yay!

Fix For Broken Lid - Drilled A Hole In A Golf Ball And Screwed It On To My Crock Pot. No Need To Dig Up A New Lid. Golf Ball Cost: $0. Screw & Washer: Found In My Tool Box, So $0. Took Me About 10 Mins. New Pot Lid: $30 Or So, Or Replace Entire Crockpot, So Yay!

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#40

Cut My Full-Size Sponge Into 3rds For Doing Dishes

Cut My Full-Size Sponge Into 3rds For Doing Dishes

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#41

I Reuse Ziploc Bags Because They Are Expensive Af

I Reuse Ziploc Bags Because They Are Expensive Af

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#42

Yarn And Push Pins

Yarn And Push Pins

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Ace Girl
Community Member
9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Kind of love the juxtaposition with the wires below the tv.

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#43

Decided To Refurbish My Old Headphones Instead Of Upgrading. $8 For A Pair Of Generic Pads And They Feel Like New!

Decided To Refurbish My Old Headphones Instead Of Upgrading. $8 For A Pair Of Generic Pads And They Feel Like New!

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CrunChewy McSandybutt
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is handy as my headphone need new pads. I'm glad I don't have to replace the whole unit!

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#44

If Anyone Lives In Central Indiana, Brownsburg Goodwill Has A Bunch Of New Wedding Dresses For $19. Rumor Is A Wedding Dress Store Closed And Donated Remaining Stock

If Anyone Lives In Central Indiana, Brownsburg Goodwill Has A Bunch Of New Wedding Dresses For $19. Rumor Is A Wedding Dress Store Closed And Donated Remaining Stock

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Burs
Community Member
9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Or wear anything else. Wedding clothes are too overpriced (not this ones obviously). My best friend bought a nice normal dress for 50 euros and used it for her wedding. I will marry this year and I am just going to wear a simple suit and a blouse. Probably the same ones that i used for her wedding.

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#45

Boyfriend And I Were Looking To Buy An Elliptical Which Can Be Hundreds To Almost 1,000 Dollars. Decided To Check Craigslist And Found This For Free! Works Great And Saved Us So Much Money

Boyfriend And I Were Looking To Buy An Elliptical Which Can Be Hundreds To Almost 1,000 Dollars. Decided To Check Craigslist And Found This For Free! Works Great And Saved Us So Much Money

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#46

Family & Friends Went “Gleaning” At A Local Farm. $40 For A Totally Frugal 3hour Family Outing And All The Food!

Family & Friends Went “Gleaning” At A Local Farm. $40 For A Totally Frugal 3hour Family Outing And All The Food!

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#47

Sneakers Repaired, Thank You Mom!

Sneakers Repaired, Thank You Mom!

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Shelli Aderman
Community Member
9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When sneakers get to that shape, the sole may be worn out to a point that can not be safe for your spine, and it might be worth it to get a new pair!

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#48

Reusing Jars For Individual Cold Brew Teas And Loving It!

Reusing Jars For Individual Cold Brew Teas And Loving It!

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Moneythink
Community Member
9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I want to re-use ALL the glass in which I buy stuff. It seems crazy to make glass, then at best melt it to make new stuff. And even that's uncertain; a lot of it just goes to the landfill. I want a grocery store that puts everything possible into mason jars, which they take back on your next trip.

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#49

Well... I Had This "Disposable" Pepper Mill For About 14 Years And It Finally Bit The Dust. Just Refilled It Over The Years With Bulk Peppercorns. So Long Friend!

Well... I Had This "Disposable" Pepper Mill For About 14 Years And It Finally Bit The Dust. Just Refilled It Over The Years With Bulk Peppercorns. So Long Friend!

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Moneythink
Community Member
9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I had to order online to find peppercorns that did NOT have a grinder on top. Which is stupidly wasteful, but making the top virtually unremovable ensures that those who don't already have a pepper mill will buy the throwaway kind over and over.

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#50

I Wonder How Long This Took To Make

I Wonder How Long This Took To Make

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CozyPanda
Community Member
9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is something I thought only my mum did.....it turns out pretty OK...especially if you melt it well

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