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Anything to save $15

March 29th, 2007 at 02:43 pm

In preparation for Passover, we are in the midst of our annual major house cleaning. A couple of days ago, my wife said she wanted to make a very frivolous purchase. I could tell from her tone that she was kidding, so I asked what this frivolous purchase was going to cost me. She said it would be more than the new bathmat she bought last week - that was $5. Now I knew I was in trouble - LOL! Turns out she wanted a new kitchen trashcan since the one we have is quite dirty. She figured about $15 to replace it. Being the cheapskate that I am, I promised to clean it for her and if it didn't come out clean enough, then she could buy a new one.

I just took it outside and scrubbed it with a Brillo pad and it is bright white, as good as new. Wife is satisfied and said, "Boy, you'll do anything to save $15, won't you."


9 Responses to “Anything to save $15”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    Good for you!

  2. nance Says:

    Unfortunately, too many people DON'T think like you do. It seems like too many things are disposable because it is easier to buy something new than to put a little effort into making something we have last longer.

  3. luvinmylife Says:

    My brush broke the other day and I glued it back together. My husband thinks I am crazy. Oh' well, he makes the money, and I ~try~ to save it. You did a good thing.

  4. robex Says:

    Hey, good for you! I would have done the same thing...made Dh clean the garbage can.

  5. LuckyRobin Says:

    Giving it a good soak on a weekly basis for a couple of hours would help it not get so built up with dirt, too.

  6. living_in_oz Says:

    LOL! My kinda hubby!Smile More people SHOULD try to clean items instead of throwing them in our overloaded landfills!

  7. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    Have a great Seder!

  8. monkeymama Says:

    I can't even imagine throwing our a perfectly good item because it is dirty. Good for you. Good for the environment too. Wink

  9. livingalmostlarge Says:

    Hmmm...are you sure we're not married? You are DH personified. Sigh. Do you still have clothes that fit from when you were 18? It's been 12 years and my DH is still 30/32 pants (actually 28/29 waist/32 inseam but it's hard to find), size medium T-shirt. Everything fits perfectly, if there isn't a hole he's not throwing it out. And he's the same size as his dad so some of the clothes are almost as old as he, considering his dad hasn't gained very much at 55.

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