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Aussies share tight things they do to save money they are 'proud of'

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 24/02/2021 Sophie Haslett For Daily Mail Australia
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Hundreds of Australians have shared the tight things they do to save money that they are 'unashamedly proud of'.

Fans of the Markdown Addicts Australia page posted on Instagram, where they shared their favourite money-saving tricks.

While some had obvious ideas like making double the food and taking the leftover half to work for lunch, others had more outside-the-box tactics.

One woman even confessed to sitting in the dark with her partner with only the light of the TV for comfort.

a hand holding a cup of coffee: Hundreds of Australians shared tight things they do to save money that they are 'unashamedly proud of', including buying a large hot chocolate to split between their kids (stock image) © Provided by Daily Mail Hundreds of Australians shared tight things they do to save money that they are 'unashamedly proud of', including buying a large hot chocolate to split between their kids (stock image) a person standing in front of a television: One woman even confessed to sitting in the dark with her partner with only the light of the TV for comfort (stock image) © Provided by Daily Mail One woman even confessed to sitting in the dark with her partner with only the light of the TV for comfort (stock image)

'We sit in total darkness at night! Apart from the light of the TV, she wrote.

'When we have people visiting we have to turn the lights on at night and it nearly kills me! Haha.'

Others said they always buy a large hot chocolate and ask for two cups, which they they then divide between their two children.

a sign above a store: 'I buy clothes up to three years ahead for my kids when they're on clearance for a few dollars each,' one mum wrote (stock image) © Provided by Daily Mail 'I buy clothes up to three years ahead for my kids when they're on clearance for a few dollars each,' one mum wrote (stock image)

'I buy clothes up to three years ahead for my kids when they're on clearance for a few dollars each,' one mum wrote.

'Whenever we go out, I pack my own Diet Coke cans in my bag,' another said. 

'I buy them on special for about 65c per can compared to buying them for $3 each.'

a tray of food: Some of the ideas were more conventional, including making double the food so you can bring some for lunch the next day (stock image) © Provided by Daily Mail Some of the ideas were more conventional, including making double the food so you can bring some for lunch the next day (stock image)

Some said they'll always bulk up their meals with vegetables and buy meat and mince when it's on special, so they can freeze it for later. 

Many other extreme budget habits included keeping old crusts of bread to make breadcrumbs, as well as cooking up old apple skins when the fruit starts to wrinkle - which is perfect for making apple sauce.

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