Frugal Challenge Series 2019 (Week 3)

By | January 18, 2019

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(Last Updated On: August 27, 2019)

Welcome to the Frugal Challenge Series where each week, I’ll give you a little frugal challenge that you can take away to do. These little exercises will guide you and help you learn to be more frugal in your everyday life.

This series is perfect for you if you want to incorporate frugal living habits into your daily lives and practice doing it.


If you’ve always wanted to make a start on frugal living, but don’t know how to begin beyond reading posts after posts, then this series is for you.

So, I have organized these frugal tips into easy steps for you. By being here, you’re already ahead of other people.

Many folks think that being frugal means scrimping and scraping. And that life is generally hard because of this. But nothing can be further from the truth.

You can live the good life while being frugal and make good savings at the same time.

You can read about how my family saved $1,300 using 7 easy ways. Yes, it’s still possible to save even if your income is small.

Week 1 of the Frugal Challenge Series

Week 2 of the Frugal Challenge Series

Week 4 of the Frugal Challenge Series

Week 5 of the Frugal Challenge Series

Week 6 of the Frugal Challenge Series

Week 7 of the Frugal Challenge Series

Week 8 of the Frugal Challenge Series

Week 9 of the Frugal Challenge Series

Week 10  of the Frugal Challenge Series

Week 11 of the Frugal Challenge Series

Week 12 of the Frugal Challenge Series


Frugal Challenge Week 3

In this Week 3 of the Frugal Series Challenge, you’re going to learn how to extend the lifespan of an item you’re using. Think of ways to extend its use.

In this example, I have several pencils that’ve gotten too short to be used on their own. We use cello tape to tape them up back-to-back and voila, we can use them again! Don’t believe me, look below.

Back-to-back pencils

In another example, Mr MMT’s organization discarded this set of 2-tier document letter tray because one of the support was missing.

You guessed it! We used one of our trusty back-to-back pencils as a support.

It’s now been rescued and it keeps my desk tidy too. Best of all, it we don’t have to spend any money.

Document tray with its 'support'

Can you spot the pencils?

So, your little homework for this week is to find an item that you would normally have thrown out. Instead of trashing it, think of how you can fashion another use for it.

If you can’t think of one now, it’s alright. Just keep this tip in mind any time you’re about to throw something out.

Wrap Up

I hope you’ve found this little exercise useful. Please share to help others. When you minimize waste, you’re doing your part for the environment. Let’s give the environment a hand and make this world a better place for our children to enjoy.

Frugal Challenge Series

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