30 Life Hacks That Are Frugal But Can Be Used Effectively

Published 1 year ago

Have you ever discovered a simple hack that made a little or huge difference in your financial state? Well, sometimes simple tips and tricks can actually improve your money-saving attempts.

A Reddit community called r/Frugal is dedicated to those frugal hacks that actually work. People share their practical knowledge and useful tips in this subreddit. Check out some of them in the gallery below!

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#1 Mom Always Said “Don’t Waste Your Money On Stupid Books!” So Here’s My Collection Of Fully Thrifted/Donated Stupid Books

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#2 The Perks Of Having A Connection To A Local Egg Farm. They Sell Eggs Commercially, But The Biggest Ones Don’t Fit In Their Cartons And They Sell Me A Dozen Of Them For $2! Most Are Double Yolkers

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#3 I Love The Library Most Because It Saves Money

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#4 4 Months Ago, I Planted Some Sprouted Potatoes In A Small Pot On My Balcony. Here’s My First Harvest!

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#5 I’m An Avid Reader And Have Saved Over $8k Using The Library This Year

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#6 I Recently Had A Very Large Tree Collapse In My Back Yard. Rather Than Paying The Arborist Several Hundred Dollars For Stump Removal, I Turned It Into What Is Now A Very Fertile Vegetable Garden

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#7 Found These Pretty Plates And Mugs Sitting By The Trash Collection Area!

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#8 We Have Sent The Same Card For Nearly 20 Years

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#9 We Live In Northern Canada, Land Of Runaway Food Prices. Some Of Our Harvest Saved For Winter. What Started As A Hobby Has Become A Necessity

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#10 My Lesson For Today: Check Prices Carefully! We Found These In The Regular Meat Section Today And The Price Was Honored!

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#11 Using Pen Springs To Reduce Wear On Your Especially Fragile Power Cables! (Darn You Apple)


#12 Rip Kirkland Foodservice Foil. We Had A Good 7 Year Run

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#13 Maybe Most People Already Do This, But This Is For Those Who Don’t. Put Those Butter Wrappers To Good Use And Grease Your Baking Dishes With The Butter Left Stuck To The Wrapper. You Might Be Surprised How Little Can Go A Long Way

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#14 We Had A Good Run. 20 Years Of Service-Finally Used The Last Of It Today

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#15 Don’t Throw Away Your “Empty” Lotion Bottles

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#16 I Don’t Know Who Needs To Hear This But Mason Jars Will Perfectly Preserve Your Berries For Several Weeks

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#17 Don’t Forget Your Free Birthday Food!

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#18 Some Of The Sauces I’ve Hoarded For The Husband. He Has Any Kind Of Sauce He Could Possibly Want For Free

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#19 Infant’s And Children’s Tylenol Are Both 160mg/5ml, But Infant’s Is Usually Almost Double The Cost. It’s Just Marketing And The Inclusion Of A Syringe. Save The Syringe Once And Then Buy Children’s

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#20 Ex Wife Was Gonna Throw This Out So I Refinished It. Happy With The Results

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#21 I Needed Something To Hold My Shampoo/Conditioner Bars, So I Made This With Chopsticks Leftovers

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#22 New Skill Unlocked! I’ve Been Learning How To Sew And Altered The Neckline Of This $3 Shirt I Thrifted

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#23 Bought 30 Pounds Of Bananas For Super Cheap

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#24 70 Lbs Of Potatoes I Grew From Seed Potatoes From A Garden Store And An Old Bag Of Russets From My Grandma’s Pantry. Total Cost: $10

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#25 Frugal Win: Extended The Life Of My Grubby Looking Converse With A Bottle Of Black Dye!

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#26 $30 Total Thanks To The “Too Good To Go” App. Plenty Of Baked Goods For The Whole Family And The Rest Will Be Frozen

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#27 Low Effort, Try A Food Processor Or Butcher Knife, But Cute, Frugal, Earth-Friendly Fall Confetti

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#28 Needed A Flat Dryer Rack But Don’t Have Room For One So I Repurposed These Tension Curtain Rods That Were Headed For A Garage Sale Otherwise. It’s Not Much But I Love It

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#29 Picked Up This Moldy, Broken Vanity For $25 And Only Bought New Knobs And Feet. Now I Have A Piece Of Solid Wood Furniture

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#30 My Freebie Fire Pit! Made From Bricks I Got On Fb Marketplace

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Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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