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Thrifty, Frugal or Cheap?

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This one is a fun old post that I did in 2013, and I must admit I still do this with Ketchup, Softener and even Cereal Boxes, but is it thrifty, frugal or cheap ?

Is this thrifty? Frugal? Cheap? A while ago I wrote about how I had become my mother and yet I continue to do things like pictured above. What is this a picture of?

thrifty, frugal or cheap
Thrifty , frugal or cheap ?

When you have bought a new bottle of Fabric Softener but there is still a little left in your old bottle, what do you do?

Do you do this for Ketchup and other condiments?

I have even found a cool universal connection contraption that makes this whole thing much simpler when working with condiments.

Have you ever seen there were only a few Cheerios left in the box so you just dumped them into the new box of Honey Nut Cheerios (thus creating an amalgamation)?

Is this being thrifty, frugal or cheap ?


  • Derek @ MoneyAhoy.com August 27, 2013, 9:41 AM

    We do this all the time – it’s frugal. It takes all of 5 seconds and saves product from being wasted!

  • krantcents August 1, 2013, 1:21 PM

    New label, SMART!

  • bigcajunman January 13, 2008, 2:59 PM

    Absolutely! I like it.


  • Lulugal11 January 13, 2008, 1:24 PM

    This is a GOOD thing. You are not letting it waste. I don’t use liquid fabric softner but I do this with lotion, shampoo, ketchup and dishwashing liquid.

    Way to go.

  • admin January 13, 2008, 7:38 AM

    Good answer! It is the cereal mixing that used to drive me mad!


  • rachel January 13, 2008, 3:54 AM

    How about:

    *Don’t use fabric softener?

    (In other cases, I decant.)


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