A few months ago I wrote a post discussing a few of the many at-home water filter systems on the market. After further research and deliberation, we decided to go with a Berkey system. I even splashed out and got their stainless steel water container instead of heading down the DIY path. We have a small child in the house, and I’m not always a picture of grace and serenity when doing things in the kitchen, so a sturdy, hard to break container sounded sensible.
Every now and then, an idea comes along that’s so frugal, it’s insane. I’m not talking your standard “take your lunch to work and buy a coffee thermos” frugal. I’m not even talking “wash out your ziploc bags and reuse them to save $12 a year” frugal. I’m talking “I keep getting heaps of plastic bags from the fruit shop and I have no idea what to do with them. I think I’ll make bean bag beans” frugal.