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    When I make meals, I make two batches on occasion and freeze one.  When I make cookies, I always make two batches and flash freeze one batch. Then when the oven is on for something else, I can take out a dozen cookies and bake them along with dinner.

    I use half of what is recommended for shampoo. I stopped using makeup other than mascara.  I don’t use hair products other than a little hair spray.  Don’t color my hair anymore. I’ve earned the gray ones.

    We wear our jeans and slacks twice before washing. DH wears his work T’s twice also.  Also use our towels for a week before washing them.  We have a separate small miracle towel for our hair.

    We got married and had a sit down dinner and drinks for 70 people and did the whole thing for under $2200.00. I had a suit that I bought on clearance for $15.00, I made the bouquets and bouts. I had a wreath bouquet and it is now on our door.  DH and BM wore suits they had.  We hosted the rehearsal dinner and a wedding day breakfast for 15 people in that price also.

    I use hot water and tea tree oil in a spray bottle to clean surfaces.  I don’t make my own laundry detergent because it just isn’t worth it. Too much hassle when I can buy 200oz for $2.00 on sale.  I make my own bath salts and salt scrubs.

    I only use coupons on products that I normally buy. Just because it is a ‘new’ product or a buy one get one offer, doesn’t mean it is a good deal.  I rebate on things I use only, not just because it will only cost me $.37 in the end.  Already have too much clutter.

    I don’t give a Christmas or birthday gift just because someone gave me one. I don’t do the secret spook or secret santa thing at work.  I don’t feel guilt for saying no to all of the items coworkers sell for their kids at work.  Most of that is not a good deal.

    I get my calendars free at church, the bank, etc.  I buy my stamps through the mail. Not a frugal step but a time saving one.  

    We do not have long distance on our phone but have a phone card for .03/minute.

    I am sure there are more things…