Found my Reality Show!

I’m actually addicted to reality television and I’ve always wanted to be a reality tv star but my problem is: 1) I can’t sing/dance and have no other stage-worthy talents, 2) I don’t want to compete to date anyone (gross!), 3) I’m not a drama magnet, and 4) I’m actually quite boring.

Sounds like I might be out of luck then, huh? 🙁

But, I did find a show that might be right up my alley! I just found a new series called “So Freakin’ Cheap” and I’m totally vibing with it! It’s about extreme cheapskates that go to quite drastic measures to avoid spending money. And holy smokes I’m loving this!

To get more into the right mindset, I found the original series too called “Extreme Cheapskates” and binge-watched it all weekend long. And I’m intrigued.

These folks aren’t poor. They choose to live this way. And actually, one lady is a millionaire that eats $0.59 canned tuna for her meals and bums rides on private planes to avoid spending money. I could get used to that!

I’m definitely not as extreme as these folks are however. For example, I don’t see myself eating food out of dumpsters. Gross!

But I am certainly the type of person to calculate that it costs $0.12 everytime I open the garage door and then once armed with that info, I obsess over NOT opening the garage door unless absolutely necessary. I also have gone to embarrassing lengths to pick up a coin I see on the ground.

My family laughs at me because I do some weird things already that don’t cost me any money. For example, I save all the plastic utensils I receive with take-out orders. And I never have to actually BUY plastic utensils ever because my stash is so hearty. The same is true with condiments such as ketchup and mustard. I never buy any at the store because I use my single-serve collection instead.

Same with gift bags and gift tissues! I haven’t bought any in years bc my collection of those I’ve received from others is more than enough for me and my family.

I don’t know. Is all that weird? I just don’t want to throw them away since they keep being given to me for free! And then, I can’t bring myself to buy them at the store when I have a system that works at home!

Anyhow, I’m just really enjoying this new show and the ideas that it is giving me. Maybe I’ll be inspired to expand my cheapness into more areas. How about you? Do you have any habits that other people might consider “cheap”? Please share with me and maybe I can try it too! 🙂

9 Replies to “Found my Reality Show!”

  1. Omgoodness! This sounds like something I definitely want to watch! And I love how you wrote this post, Pepper! And eating out of dumpsters? Not my bag either, girl! Some things you wrote had me cracking up! 😂🤣 I definitely want to see this show!

    1. Lol, it’s on TLC if you want to try to catch it! The show cracks me up! If you have on-demand shows, that’s where you can find the “Extreme Cheapskates” series. I hope you enjoy! 🙂

  2. “And actually, one lady is a millionaire that eats $0.59 canned tuna for her meals and bums rides on private planes to avoid spending money.”

    I’ve always said that the way these people became millionaires was by not spending their money on stupid flashy stuff. And I do the utensil and gift bag things too… even to the point that I’ve reused a “Happy Birthday” gift bag for a Christmas gift by writing “, Jesus” under it.

    1. Lol brilliant, about how you re-used the birthday bag for Christmas! And if I ever become a millionaire, it’ll be exactly that way – by never spending my money! And I actually enjoy canned tuna too. 🙂

  3. I love that show! I’m proud to consider myself a cheapskate, although I’m not as extreme as some of them. I have an tote full of gift bags and tissue paper. I never buy any because I’m always saving it! And I also keep fast food condiments. They stay in a bowl by my fridge. 😁

  4. A great aunt used to carefully unwrap Christmas gifts so she could reuse the paper and kept any calendar for reuse when Jan first fell on the same day. 😀

  5. Haha I so relate… My husband is the more frugal one but I don’t like waste or I have a hard time throwing things away bc I always feel like I could always use it later lol I swear I’m not a hoarder lol I might have a mind like one though lol my husband is the opposite, throws everything out Soon as it loses its purpose lol

    I also save plastic utensils, chopsticks, condiment packets, wet naps (!), and gift bags and tissue paper!!! I hate the idea of buying gift wrap and tissue bc it’s meant to be ripped and thrown out! How wasteful! So i always save mine and reuse! 🙂

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