This post may contain affiliate links. That means if you click and buy, I may receive a small commission at no cost to you. Please see my full disclosure.
We all know someone
Someone who saves money and does it to such a degree that it has us asking questions. We want to know how they save so much money. What are their extreme frugal secrets?
Do you know someone who takes frugal living to the next level?
What do they do that is so extreme? Would you follow in their footsteps? Below you will find a list of some of the craziest most extreme frugal living things people do to save money.
What is super frugal living?
Being super frugal is going beyond frugal tips. It is implementing a frugal lifestyle. Changing the way you do things to save money. Maybe your goal is to live on one income and stay home with your kids.
Examples of being super frugal is growing your own food, meal planning, budgeting, couponing and so much more. Below you will learn how people take it a steps further to extreme frugal living.
How does frugal living help you save money?
Frugal living is about smart money choices and living below your means. When you live on a budget and make frugal life choices you spend less money. When you spend less money you save more money.
Choosing to go without dinner out this Friday and try home cooking means you might save $80- $100. Choosing to downsize your home or vehicle could save you a ton of money.
best frugal tips
The best frugal tips will help you survive a super tight budget, job loss, a recession and an economic shift. Discover some of the best money saving frugal tips.
Related Super Frugal Posts:
- 101 Super Frugal Living Tips
- 23 Money Saving Lessons From Thrifty People
- 21 Things We Stopped Buying To Save Money
- 10 I’m Broke & Need To Make Dinner Ideas
Extreme Frugal Living At Its Best:
- Family Paper
- Washing Disposable Bags
- Dumpster Diving
- Using Every Last Drop Of Product
- No Spend Cycles Of Time
- Grow Your Own
- Hand Me Downs
- Beans & Rice Meals
- No Television
- No Turning On The AC
- Pantry Meal Challenges
- Reuse Gift Wrap & Tissue Paper
- Canning, Dehydrating
- Preserving Everything
- Save It, You May Need It
- Wear It, Use It Up
- Mend It, Recycle It
- Collecting Grey Water
- Reusing Single Use Items
- No Paper Products
- Reusing Margarine Containers & Pickle Jars
What do you do that you would consider extremely frugal?
After reviewing this list I can honestly say my Grandparents did some of these things. My Grandma saved tin foil pie plates and reused them for baking, crafts and food storage. They would preserve everything and sewing was a required skill.
I remember being younger and our neighbor canned everything. She had shelves and shelves of local produce canned for use throughout the year. A stockpile to the envy of all stockpiles.
Currently our family gardens, preserves the bounty, uses hand me downs, mends what we can, reuses jars and containers and we enjoy no spend family weekends. Frugal living is a great way to save money.
Updated June 15, 2020