Catron House Wars – Frugal vs. Plenty

Call me Frugal McDougal but I love completely using something until it is gone… and I mean E.V.E.R.Y. drop.  Whether it be the tiny sliver of a soap bar left, the smidge of toothpaste still in the end of the tube or THIS:

Note the soap dispenser on the left: There is clearly enough soap in there to wash your hands for DAYS yet!

Note the new soap dispenser on the right: This puppy magically appeared from under the cabinet where it was properly tucked away until every once of soap dispenser on the left was gone.

Somehow the new soap dispenser arrived on the scene and is being used daily by the other half of the Catron house.  He lives with an attitude of plenty.  His philosophy: Why deal with the frustration of trying to get the last bit of soap out of the old dispenser when there is a perfectly good, new one full of soap just waiting to be used?

So while he’s enjoying the plenty, Frugal McDougal here is scraping the bottom of the old dispenser.  I just can’t bring myself to move on. 🙂

So tell me, are you a FRUGAL or a PLENTY?

In case you’ve missed them, other Catron House Wars:

Grocery Shopping

Grocery Shopping – The Rebuttal

Valentine’s Day

Temperature Troubles

Cover Stealer

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  • Grant Jenkins April 10, 2010  

    This was so funny! I'm somewhere in between. But seriously, I think there is a Bath & Body Works conspiracy where they make it impossible to get all the soap out of those bottles! It they would just make the pumps a liiiittle longer.

  • vicky April 10, 2010  

    I am blessed to say we are both frugal except for one thing “bar soap". I will use it until it's all gone where as my hubby wants it to fit comfortably in his hand so when it get small it's time for a new one.

  • endlesslyrestless April 10, 2010  

    Waste not, want not!

  • Elaine April 10, 2010  

    I'm a frugal. My husband's a plenty. This plays out in our house all the time. Soap, toilet paper, tooth paste, you name it.

  • Rindy Walton April 12, 2010  

    I'm definitely frugal…and I think I've created that in my guys too!

  • Elizabeth April 12, 2010  

    On the pump soap, but a little water in and slosh it around to use up the end faster / easier (I got tired of waiting for it to seep out in to the other bottle). For bar soap, I was SO proud of myself when I discovered I could meld the old sliver to the bottom of a new bar and just keep right on going without wasting and without dropping it or having it fold up into long horizontal slivers into my hand. Just get it good and soapy and rub it onto a new bar! (Umm… oh yeah. I'm frugal.)

    • jcatron April 13, 2010  

      Oh, we think so much alike 🙂

  • pete wilson April 12, 2010  

    I'm going to side with your husband on this one. 🙂

    • jcatron April 13, 2010  

      You're the King of frugal! How can this be??!!

  • Carrie G April 12, 2010  

    I'm like you…there are possibly weeks left in the Frugal hand soap pump! Frugal, Frugal, Frugal (that's me)

  • peevey April 13, 2010  

    I am one frugal in a family of 5…I'm the one left using the last of the soap, the last of the shampoo….while the rest of them have opened and started on new bottles…I have tried fighting it but I've just given up!