One might call me frugal; one might even call me cheap, especially when it comes to certain things. For example, I’ve needed new underwear for the longest time. It took Mr. Ivy begging me to spend some money and buy some underwear to get me to buy any. And even then, I bought Target Christmas underwear at 90% off. I got something like 20 new pairs of undies for about 5 bucks.
But there are other things that make very little sense, even to me. I don’t own an ice scraper. Largely, it’s unnecessary here in Tennessee- on occasion we get frost on the windshield and there’s been a few times when I’ve had to scrape actual ice. But usually Mr. Ivy scrapes off the ice before he leaves for work, or I don’t need to leave until late enough that it all melts away.
So, my youngest son and I were in the auto parts store the other day, and he picked up an ice scraper and asked me what it was. I told him, and he told me to buy one. I said I don’t need one, because I use an old gift card from (of all places, haha) Linens N Things to scrape frost when it’s necessary. I told him there’s no need to spend money when I already have it covered.
An old man was standing in line behind me, listening to this, and said, “Honey, you may be the only person in this entire world that’s cheaper than my wife.” Now, there are a lot of things I am really cheap on, but there are other things I never, ever go cheap on. I suppose that guy’s wife would have a massive coronary if she saw what I spend on pet food.
So that begs the question, Home Eccers- what things do you go cheap on? And what things would you never go cheap on? Time for confession, let’s hear it!