My mother passed on a lot of very frugal ways. Use a dollop of shampoo about the size of a quarter, only use a pea sized amount of toothpaste, etc. Every once in a while I get frustrated with conserving and rebel. The sad part is, I can only laugh at myself, because at that moment I feel like such a dweeb.
Who rebels by taking a long, hot shower and using extra shampoo?
Who feels extravagant using paper towels to clean windows?
Me, that’s who.
Is it silly? Absolutely, but I’ve found these mini-splurges keep me from feeling deprived. Most of the time I’m all about conserving resources from both a frugal and an ecological perspective. Once in a while though, I get fed up and I let myself reach for the commercial cleaner or I get the name-brand product even though I know it’s ridiculous to have a preference.
How about you? Do you have any of these tendencies or are you going to let me sit on the weirdo couch by myself?