Thrifty Thursday

31 Mar

Cut your own hair.

Well, not your OWN hair, but get someone you love and trust to cut your hair for free =)

When we were first married, Jared got his hair cut at whatever  hair place was having a sale.  A few haircuts into our marriage, we decided to make an investment and buy some hair clippers.  Something like 20 bucks from Target.

Jared was very patient with me for the first few  cuts.  I had never cut anyone’s hair before and had no idea what I was doing.  The first haircuts ended with us saying, “Well, I guess you can wear a hat for the next few days.

But after the first trainwreck cuts, I got the hang of it.  I have figured out his hair and know how much to take off on top and what clippers to use around his neck.    It is very rewarding.  I love saving money, seeing him not look like a shaggy dog and the complements he gets afterwards.

You can even cut your neighbors hair!

Jared has incredibly thick hair and needs to be cut almost every month.  So let’s say the average men’s hair cut is $20, not including tip.  That is at least $240 dollars a year. In 10 years of cutting Jared’s hair we will have saved $2,400!

A bit dramatic perhaps, but you get my point =)

6 Responses to “Thrifty Thursday”

  1. bb March 31, 2011 at 8:42 am #

    There is a book called, “The Millionaire Next Door,” or something close to that and it was all about ordinary people who saved money in ordinary ways all their lives and ended up with $$$ at the end of their days. Every little bit matters. Way to go.
    Looks like the “Hallway Haircut Salon” is open for business. I am sure many college students would make their way over if they knew the deal and convenience was so close 🙂 It would be better than the beauty school that is pretty hit or miss.

  2. Becky March 31, 2011 at 9:17 am #

    We do the same thing 🙂

  3. Dan March 31, 2011 at 12:58 pm #

    JUST LET THAT HAIR GROW!!! It’s even more economical 😉

  4. Amanda Prince April 1, 2011 at 10:44 am #

    Oooohhhh…us next! How fun is this?

  5. Mary (McGuire) Bangs April 3, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

    I’m so glad you can do this. Now can You teach Jared to put on a shirt!

    • Caitlyn April 3, 2011 at 6:03 pm #

      yeah right, like that will ever happen- I thought that was your job =) jk

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