Featuring: Frugal For Life

By | May 18, 2005

Dawn, the author of Frugal For Life has a straight forward approach to a happier and wealthier life – by living below your means and saving as much as you can. Her blog lists many ways you can save money, from clipping coupons to creative ideas for items you would throw away. “Living below your means (lbym) is a fulltime job,” she says. Well, a dollar saved is a dollar earned, right? Being a smart shopper/consumer saves you money over the long term.

Okay, pop quiz. Let’s work the muscles of the cerebrum a bit.

I have a subscription to Netflix and I return two DVDs in one envelope instead of the two they sent. I’d save each of the extra envelopes in case I’d need it. Now, I have a stack of Netflix envelopes. What creative ideas do you have to best use these extra envelopes?
i.e. Scrap paper? Table cloth?

I also have a large collection of the free AOL CDs. What creative ideas do you have to best use these extra CDs?
i.e. Table coaster? Door stopper? Flying discs?

4 thoughts on “Featuring: Frugal For Life

  1. Wirthy

    Send the AOL CDs to Netflix, using the extra envelopes. “Why?” you ask. Just for the hell of it.

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  2. ~Dawn

    HAHAHA! Good one Wirthy- I was thinking along those same lines.

    Thanks for the linkage smarty, love your site- read it daily, sorry I don’t post as much.

    The envelopes aren’t really good for anything since 1. they are already paid for and 2> They have the netflix codes on them. Now for the aol CD- tie them on a string an use ’em for a purty mobile. One guy at work just plasters his cube with them- that’s kinda purty too.

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  3. Flexo

    I use the data side of the AOL CD-ROMs to decorate my bland IKEA music CD cabinet.

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