“Sometimes you just have to pee in the sink”
I thought this quote about making do with what’s available was quite appropriate for this weeks Thrifty Three post😂. In a similar manner of using what was available, here is a bouquet of weeds☺️. My kindergartner brought me these today. Overlook her quirky manicure😉. She had been collecting them while waiting on me to pick her up from school. The kids don’t know they are weeds and I don’t have the heart to tell them….all they see are the little blooms. I think they are kinda charming, don’t you☺️?
Number One # Make do, but spiff things up a bit.
The above picture is one I took while we were at Lowe’s Home Improvement Store picking up supplies for work. This is a rather nice shower door that my husband and I were lusting after. After doing a few calculations, we decided our little shower curtain was working just fine☺️.
When I got home, I went into my bathroom and began to assess the situation. While I am not quite ready for that walk-in tile shower with a rain fall shower head system and the drool worthy shower door we saw at Lowe’s…I could make things a bit better.
So here is what we are working with😬…
I grabbed a can of flat black spray paint, went outside and painted the existing rusty shower curtain rod.
Making do doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try to improve things we already have just a bit. It does look quite a lot better, eh?
Number Two# Try a menstrual cup or reusable pads instead of disposables
This is not my actual menstrual cup…because that would be weird. If you are a man, you might want to skip this section of the post. I use a Luna cup, which is similar to the Diva cup. They send two sizes, small and large, when you order(the small is the unused one pictured). I have had three children so my cervical size(not to be confused with the size of my vagina😀)is accommodated with a large😉. I don’t have any experience with other brands, and since some are made of other materials and are shaped different, I will only reference what I know.
I got my cup a few years ago. It works well for me. Which is more than I can say for tampons or pads. For me, this has been a great investment. I paid around $20 for mine and you can find them even less at times on Amazon. I am saving money each month that I don’t buy a box of tampons. I have saved hundreds of dollars over the past 3 years, not using tampons.
Now, there is a learning curve to using these. It takes a few tries to get the hang of it, but once you do, it’s worth it. You can keep it inserted up to 10 hours depending on your flow. I will be glad to go into more details if anyone has questions about them in the comments.
Also, if you don’t feel comfortable using an insertable device there are many types of reusable pads available for purchase and even tutorials on how to make your own. Research the different types and read reviews online to make the best informed decision for you.
Number Three# Decorate with things you already have
Now, I know we can’t decorate the entire house with kids artwork…or can we?..it’s not a bad idea! Okay, okay, …moving on..I do love to see my kids artwork because it makes me smile more than just a regular store bought picture☺️.
I keep this little wire hanger suctioned cupped onto to the tile behind my stove to hang little things on throughout the year.
During Christmas, it’s usually a sprig of holly. For Valentine’s, it may be a cluster of heart-shaped cookie cutters I tied together with twine.
My house isn’t going to make it into any home magazines any time soon, but it’s very homey to the ones that matter most….the ones that live there❤️. So no matter what you are making do with, try to embrace it and let it be uniquely yours.
Thanks for checking out this weeks Thrifty Three. Do you decorate with stuff you already have? How are you making do in your home?