6 Crazy Saving Tips Taking It Too Far

How far would you go to save? Keeping that dollar for the rainy day is an understandable necessity but some just go beyond the limits of sanity when it comes to saving. We’ve compiled some really crazy (and funny) ways of saving money. Read through the list and evaluate for yourself which ones you can take.

1. Add water to soap to extend its use

How do you make a week’s worth of liquid soap last for one more week? This discussion has creative ideas from adding water to soap to not washing your hands at all! Take your pick. If you put 50-50 soap-to-water ratio, you will save you at least 50% of your soap usage expenses. Just be careful not to extend usage of the solution for a long time because you do not want bacterial growth.

2. Eat leftovers in a restaurant

This guy takes saving on food costs to a new level when he narrates how he managed to eat the food leftover at his neighboring table in a restaurant in London. Normally, that would be an awkward moment but he did it fashionably enough to get a positive response. I couldn’t imagine putting myself in that position but there is no denying that his idea is brilliant. You will not only save on food but might as well gain some new acquaintances.

3. Save a portion of your food to eat on the coming days

What you can do for a start, if you don’t have the guts to ask for leftover food, is as one suggested here:

Every time you get a big mac, take out one of the ingredients and put it to the side, by the end of the week you will have a free big mac!

This seems crazy but on second thought, it may not only be good on the budget but also on the diet. We are not sure if this was actually ever done, though, but you could try and let us know.

4. Don’t use tissue when you poop.

Yes, you read that right: you can skip using tissue when you poop. Kay Hashimoto has ditched using tissue and instead used water, soap, and well — her hands — to wash up after she poops.

I don’t believe in spending money on something that you’re just going to throw away such as toilet paper or paper towels.

Seriously? Even tissue? I don’t even want to think about it! It makes me shake my head in utter disbelief.

5. Join eating challenges that offer free food

Some restaurants offer various eating challenges like eating 1.5lb burger in less than five minutes. If you accomplish this, you get the burger for free. There are also other variations that offer everything for free if you accept the challenge. If you feel like you are going tight on food budget, this will save your day.

6. Shower with a friend to save on water

This might be an old joke but did you know that a fine was once imposed in California for consuming too much water during shower? This was in lieu of a drought that has struck the region back in 2005. The average consumption is 12 gallons of water for a 5-minute shower. During these extreme moments of water shortage, showering with a friend might indeed be a significant resource and cost saving technique.

Now these are extreme cheapskate techniques. We dare you — how far would you go?

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