31 — Um — "Unique" Life Hacks From “Extreme Cheapskates” That’ll Leave You Either Impressed Or Horrified

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Just in case you didn't know, Extreme Cheapskates is a show that profiles incredibly frugal people who go to unimaginable lengths to save a few dollars. Here are moments from the show that have left me speechless:

1.First, the couple who had a BYOB wedding.

Wedding guests walking in to a wedding with their own plates of food
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2.This woman who deserved an honorary dental surgery degree.

A woman describing how she takes a chisel and a hammer to take her own teeth out when she has a cavity
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3.The woman who made some ~scrumptious~ roadkill for dinner.

A family taking roadkill and preparing it for dinner
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4.This kween who put her lungs to work.

A woman blowing up her air mattress with her mouth
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5.And also used mint leaves to keep her pearly whites clean.

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6.The guy who sun-dried his tissues so he could reuse them.

A man sun drying his used tissues so he can use them again
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7.This king who killed two birds with one stone.

A man fully dressed in the shower, soaping up his body and clothes
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8.This family who washed their dishes in the inflatable kiddie pool.

Kids playing in a blow up kiddie pool and then their family washing dishes in there
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9.And they also got inventive when they needed a new showerhead.

A shower head with a plastic bottle rigged to it and holes punched in the bottom of the bottom
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10.This man who made a DIY bed on a budget.

A man using styrofoam, bubble wrap, and tablecloth to make a bed
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11.The woman who poured spilled alcohol into shot glasses for her friends.

A woman pouring spilt liquor from a bar spill mat into shot glasses and serving them to her friends
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12.The woman who baked some good ol' fashioned dashboard cookies.

A woman putting raw cookies on the dashboard of her car to bake them
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13.The dude who warmed up food in his hot tub.

A man putting a bowl of soup in a hot tub water to warm it up
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14.The woman who worked out at a sporting goods store instead of a gym.

A woman working out in the equipment center of a sports shop
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15.And that same woman washed her clothes in her pool.

A woman dumping dirty laundry into her swimming pool to clean them
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16.The woman who stuffed couch cushions with shaved hair.

A woman taking hair from the floor of a barber shop to stuff couch cushions
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17.And she also held her whole life together with hair ties.

A woman using hair ties and tape to keep her car's front bumper on and to keep a face mirror tied to the sideview mirror
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18.The guy who was collecting rainwater to shower in.

A man setting up water bottles in his backyard to catch rain and funneled through a tube into his bathroom
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19.The millionaire (I'm dead serious) who served people cat food instead of tuna, because, ya know, tuna was too pricey for her.

A woman feeding her ex-husband cat food instead of tuna because it's 30 cent cheaper
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20.The couple who shared the same string of floss.

A couple sharing the same strand of floss
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21.The guy who literally believed that one man's trash is another man's treasure.

A man fishing through the garbage at a movie theatre for snacks to eat during the movie
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22.The woman who peed in a jar instead of a toilet to lower her water bill.

A woman sniffing a bottle of her pee
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23.The fashionista who wore all her clothes on a flight to avoid checking in luggage.

A woman wearing multiple clothes over each other to avoid checking luggage at the airport
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24.The woman who didn't believe in buying toilet paper.

A woman using soap to wipe after pooping instead of toilet paper
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25.The woman who hid in the park to watch yoga classes instead of paying for them.

A woman watching a yoga class from afar and mimicking what they're doing
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26.The woman who did house chores at night to lower the electric bill.

A woman doing chores at night
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27.The woman who poured leftover sauces back in the bottle🤢.

A woman scooping dressing from plate back into the ranch bottle
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28.The guy who took his family of six to a buffet, only got three plates, and paid the bill with a bag of spare change.

A man paying for a buffet with coins
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29.The man who raided the fridge at work for his coworkers' leftovers to bring home as dinner.

A man raiding his fridge at work for leftovers
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30.The lady who repurposed her hair as floss.

A woman using a strand of her hair to floss
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31.And finally, this legend who stole (and returned) Christmas.

A woman stealing from her family, wrapping the items, and presenting them as Christmas gifts
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