Tuesday, January 7, 2014

How I've Been Saving Money the Unusual Way

Below are things I have been doing to save money and most would find it unusual but hey, all in the name of peso-pinching.

  • Bring breakfast to work so I can drink freshly-brewed free coffee

  • Reusing floss - Gross? Shut up! Do you throwaway your toothbrush every after use? No! So is floss! I do run it with hot water every after use and besides, I am not sharing it with anybody so it's a-okay!

  • Making reusable sanitary napkin/pads 
Hand-sewn by Your's Truly

Cut out old tee-shirts in the shape of the regular sanitary pads with wings, put few layers in the middle, sew it by hand, put some snap buttons on the "wings" so it won't budge while wearing it and voila, reusable pads! Eco-friendly and I save tons! Gals, let me know if you want to know how I did mine and I'll make a separate,detailed post.

  • Toilet Flushing Mantra: "When it's yellow, let it mellow, when it's brown, flush it down"

Unusual, right? Some might say it's "ewwww, gross" but, how do you think I was able to saved up for my First Million Pesos,My First Million Pesos in Stocks and how do you think I'm worth 5 Million Pesos? Because I made frugality and cheapness my friends so don't judge. ha!

So fellow kuripots and peso-pincher, what's your unusual way of saving money?


  1. wow! interesting... please do post the sanitary pad thing. i've adenomyosis and a big part of my budget goes to sanitary pads as i bleed constantly...huhu... would truly appreciate it..

  2. I would surely post the steps soon:)

    You take care;D

  3. do you have a follow up post for the sanitary pad? all tips are great!:D thanks for sharing!

    1. I'll do a follow up post on reusable sanitary pads soonest. :)

      I'm glad you found my weird saving tips helpful..

  4. I used that tela napkin when I lived in the province. Ang galing mu gumaganit ka pa din ng ganyan.



  5. Hi,

    I think if you're living alone in the house, the "yellow" rhyme thing is acceptable. But every once in a while, if you get a visitor, I think you can consider that as the "yellow rhyme" postponement day. Because no matter how good the intention/reason is, end of the day, people are good at being judgmental, and it won't long before everyone around her/his circle will know about it.



  6. Hi. Did you ever make a step-by-step on this reusable sanitary pad?


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