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DH is taking frugality to a new extreme

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Katymac Sat 31-Oct-09 19:44:58

I use about half a dozen small envelopes a week

They aren't tremendously cheap - but not by any standards expensive

So to 'save' money he is cutting up scrap paper and making envelopes

I am speechless

CarGirl Sat 31-Oct-09 19:46:19

I use all those "reply" envelopes that you get with stuff like credit car bill, catalogues, charity appeals etc tend to send them into school with all the various bits of money they want!

MaggieOicheSamhain Sat 31-Oct-09 19:47:05

oooh that's embarrassing!! there are limits, and he's crossed a line there!

Is he going to knit himself a suit next? a la tom from the good life?

TrillianSlasher Sat 31-Oct-09 19:47:54

Is he cutting straight?

bigchris Sat 31-Oct-09 19:50:04

suggest he cuts out beer instead? wink

Katymac Sat 31-Oct-09 20:04:02

His cutting is straight

He suggested making glue out of flour & water but I handed him a pritt stick

He doesn't drink (at all)

Good idea Cargirl - I may borrow

I think he is feeling guilty as he bought new shoes (I didn't tell him I bought myself 2 pair)

Honeypeckle Sat 31-Oct-09 20:08:20

Ha ha sorry that's quite funny! Can he not just but cheaper envelopes??

Katymac Sat 31-Oct-09 20:14:20


GothMummy Mon 02-Nov-09 11:50:01

DH reuses window envelopes and put stickers over the window/postage franking. I admit I really dont bother to do that... I was a bit suprised when I saw him but left him to it... whatever makes him happy. I have also known him to make his own envelopes!

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