Extreme frugal living isn’t about cutting cable or turning up the thermostat to 80 degrees in the summer. Those are pretty easy ways to be more frugal.
I’m talking about the extreme things the cheapest of the cheap do to save more money. I’m not a huge fan of deprivation to the point of not being able to enjoy life, but there are some benefits to frugality that many people overlook.
Many people cut their lifestyle to the bare minimum during their debt free journey while doing something so crazy as donating blood plasma for an extra $400 per month.
When you start a workout program and meal plan that’s super strict (think Keto diet) and deprive yourself of something you’ve had access to for a long time, there’s a huge possibility of relapse.
Financial success, much like fitness, is a lifestyle decision. If you are super frugal for a short time (just to pay off debt), you might find yourself rewarding your good behavior after the debt is paid off.
The last thing you want to do is to sabotage your efforts by leasing a new car or buying the boat you’ve always wanted on credit just to keep up with the Joneses.
With that being said, here are some examples of extreme frugal living tips to help you save more money.
Extreme Frugal Living Ideas
1. Flush Toilets Once a Day
You read that right. It doesn’t matter if it’s a number one or a number two or if someone is sick with diarrhea and vomiting (sorry..had to go there).
People legit only flush once a day to save money.
I can’t imagine having company over under these circumstances. I mean, port-a-potties are only cleaned out every so often, so I guess it’s no different, but….YUCK!