I'm another contemplating joining in... but I can't really think of what would help a single person living in an apartment to be more frugal. I'd be a right challenge, really.
I'm a single person living in an apartment/condo and I neeeeed to be more frugal (I'm also the organizer!) Things I would like are: recipes for smaller portions (seriously, I don't need to cook 4-6 chicken breasts at a time!), things to keep me warm in the winter so I don't have to up the heat (not sure if this is relevant if you don't control your heat), grocery bags, laundry soap (so expensive!), lunch bag, cotton napkins, knit/crocheted dishcloths, knit/crocheted washcloths, utensil roll for my lunch bag, wool dryer balls, dryer sachets, menu organizer (to stop eating out!), soap saver, cloth pads, checkbook cover, draft dodgers ...
Any of these interest you?
We also have another Aussie so you'd be shipping within the country!
Okay, I know my post is getting pretty out of hand... (I'm still thinking of joining...) What, IYO, is the best kind of sewn pad?? Like, is there a really good tutorial for them? I've read a lot about how to stuff them, and layers and all that, but is there anyone here who knows and has experienced the best way to do them?? I'm also curious if the pad layers, at least on the outside, should be organic... >> Cause I have a really hard time getting to the store, much less finding organic cloth... Help please?
From the ones I have (and I quizzed the person who made them for me), most have just layers of flannel or cotton batting on the inside. All of mine have fleece as the last layer (farthest away from the body) as a waterproofer. Some have PUL, but I don't think the ones I have have that. My friend who makes mine generally uses ugly flannel (remnants!) or batting and layers anywhere between 2-4, depending on if it's an overnighter or a pantyliner. I think it only has to be organic if you want it to be organic. I'd wash the fabrics, of course, before sewing them up though, to make sure about no fragrances/dyes and shrinkage.
hmm I've been thinking of things to be more frugal as well. I really need some new cloth pads with a wet sack. I dont like my cloth pads being to thick either, so I dont know what the best fabrics to use would be. I can't get PUL fabric around here I asked our local fabric store if they had any and they looked at me like I had two heads and had no idea what I was talking about
I was also thinking about swiffer wet covers good for picking up cat hair and light moping.
Hmm I'm trying to think of more, I'll have to pay attention to what I use everyday and see how I can do it more frugally.
I had the same problem when I asked about PUL. Then again, I have a bunch without PUL, with just a fleece lining (perhaps two layers? Not sure) that I love to death.
Yeah, I think people are in after-Christmas dazes. And the Frugal swap is my first organizing - I think I'm limited to one ... and this one is really big so I'd get overwhelmed too easily if I split my focus, I think.
I'm really, really hoping for reusable snack bags for my purse. That'll kill 2 birds with one stone: 1. I won't be tempted to spend $ I can't afford on snacks if I get too hungry while I'm out. 2. Whatever I pack in them will certainly be healthier for me than any fastfood junk.
I'm hoping for something similar for my car! I keep veering off into Drive Thru Land, which is making my wallet and my arteries very unhappy ...