Washing and reusing ziplock bags is standard procedure in this house. 99.9% of my kids' clothes are purchased at garage sales or secondhand stores - mine too in fact! I have been known to refill my shampoo bottle with many, many little hotel shampoos. Last year my kids each picked out a book at Isaiah's school book fair. They read their books once and then I took them and wrapped them up as Christmas gifts. I have an entire box of clothes in my sewing area just waiting to be repurposed. I pack our lunch and/or snacks for the majority of our fun family outings. In fact I even pack most of our meals for roadtrips too.
I was actually quite proud of my newest frugal trick at the apple orchard this year. See I bought caramel apples at the grocery store before we went to the orchard. And I promised the kids a caramel apple for the ride home if they were well behaved and good listeners while at the orchard! Worked like a charm. The kids behaved (and had fun). We all enjoyed a yummy apple treat. AND all for less than 1/4 of the orchard price!
But I am just not this frugal:
So while I am SUPER thrifty. I am just not that thrifty. I will stick with my money saving cloth diapers until Hannah is actually ready to potty train...as a toddler NOT an infant:) But thanks for thinking of me and my frugal-loving heart cousin. It was definitely that the thought that counted with this gift.