That day still hasn’t come after about eight years. In fact, when I recently needed pantyhose for a wedding, I had to go without because my one pair had a hole in it (I was wearing sandals), and I had nothing else. I wasn’t about to run out and buy a pair just because they would be nice for the wedding. And, my mom said that people didn’t really wear pantyhose to spring and summer weddings anyway.
So, now you know how much I get out….But I still have all this stuff.
I started raiding my stash to use as plant ties in the garden. Some people like to cut up old t-shirts; I prefer panty hose and tights because of their stretchy quality.
On the right is a grapevine tied to an arch in our back yard. I could tuck the vines into the arch, but tying them in place keeps them neater.
I also use tights when tying up tomatoes. I always stake my tomatoes and prune the suckers. I tie the main part of the plant to the stake. Sometimes, when I’ve missed a sucker that has developed flowers, having the stretchy tight allows me to tie up the sucker with the main part of the plant.
Considering how many tights I have left in the drawer (not very frugal!), I am well supplied for the next five years or so.
This post is part of Frugal Fridays at Life as Mom; today’s post at Life as Mom is about frugal Father’s Day gifts.