All things come back around.
History is repeated.
Usually for different reasons.
Frugaldom is a new word I’ve created. It’s the world that Mama Trudy grew up in. She is a product of The Depression Era.
For example, she rarely throws away a plastic container, which is not a bad idea when you consider being Greener. Of course, she doesn’t heat anything in the microwave in them. But she does freeze leftovers in them. I’m not at all opposed to reusing these plastic containers a few times.
And the subject of this picture motivated this blog post. When Mama stores something in one of the recycled plastic containers, she takes a piece of masking tape and places it on the lid writing the name of the contents on the tape. When she removes a container from the freezer or frig, she removes the tape label and attaches it to the side of the container where the lids are stored, to be used again. She is the queen of recycling.
Lest you think she forgot she already had a strawberries label, she stored two containers of strawberries at the same time.
C of M.R. Soup = cream of mushroom soup.
I just found this treasure stash…. I’ve been making new labels!!!
And throwing old ones in the trash!!! (Gasp!!)
I grew up in the next generation to the kingdom of frugality. I remember washing plastic bread sacks and using them. Mother “washes” aluminum foil and re-uses it. She uses zip lock plastic bags until they spring a leak. Rubber bands, twist ties… you never know when you might need them for something.
And no one saves the trees like Mama Trudy… do you want to talk about toilet paper? No. I didn’t think so, but I could.
What do you remember your parents or grandparents conserving?