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May 2nd, 2008

Extreme Money Saving

Lately I’ve been doing a fair amount of reading about saving money. (Why? Well, why not?) One of the blogs I’ve been following is The Simple Dollar, which includes some extreme measures to save money.

The biggest one I’ve seen thus far? Making one’s own laundry detergent. It turns out to be a fairly simple and economical process. But I admit, I’m not entirely sure I’m willing to try it out. As everyone who reads the Ping knows, I’m a huge fan of method products and thus like their laundry detergent too… and switching to a homebrew does indeed seem like an extreme step. If it does a very good job, though, I don’t have much reason not to switch.

Thus far I haven’t taken any extreme money saving steps. Maybe I’ll start by starting a compost heap, instead.

Posted in Consumer Commentary

jk May 5, 2008, 5:28 pm

That link is really cool, thanks!

I am very close to making my own bread. $3 for a loaf? Crazy! I bought sourdough mix for 79 cents today. I just need to find my 90s breadmaker now.

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