I save money by not using toilet paper or doing laundry, says woman whose underwear I hope to never see

A woman who saves money by not using toilet  roll, takes thriftiness to a whole different level in an upcoming series of  Extreme Cheapskates.

Setting herself a stringent budget, Kay, from  New York, reveals how she uses a combination of soap and water to rinse herself  off after visiting the bathroom.

While demonstrating her frugal cleansing  ritual in front of the cameras, she states that she doesn’t believe in buying  ‘something that you’re just going to throw away’.

Extreme budgeting: Kay from New York claims that she saves money by not buying toilet roll and uses a combination of soap and water to clean up instead

Extreme budgeting: Kay from New York claims that she  saves money by not buying toilet roll and uses a combination of soap and water  to clean up instead

In the first episode, which airs on TLC on October 16, she displays how she might  use a small block of soap and a plastic water bottle to clean up.

She explains:  ‘If I took a dump then I also grab soap, wipe myself down with the soap, then I  take the water and rinse off the soap.

‘I don’t believe in spending money on  something that you’re just going to throw away such as toilet paper or paper  towels.’

She also informs viewers that she hasn’t done  laundry for the past three years and instead washes her clothes by hand while  she takes a shower.

She then hangs items up in the bathroom and  lets them dry naturally. She claims that the hand-washing technique saves her a  total of $6 a month.

Frugal-minded: Kay doesn't 'believe in spending money on something that you're just going to throw away'

Frugal-minded: Kay doesn’t ‘believe in spending money on  something that you’re just going to throw away’

‘Whenever I have dirty clothes I try to wash  them while I’m showering. Today I’m using a free sample of detergent I  got.

‘Once I’m done showering then I lather up the  clothes. I think the last time I did laundry was maybe three years ago,’ she  says.

Kay explains that as well as saving money her  clothes stay looking better for longer as drying machines shrink fabrics and  ‘wears clothes out faster.’

She is just one of the subjects to appear in  the latest series of Extreme Cheapskates.

Others to star in the show are Jeff and his  wife from Accokeek, Maryland. They endure a ‘fiscal fast’ that sees them not  spend a single cent in a whole week, living instead from their cupboards and  some ingenuity.

Jeff uses his  bicycle as his primary means  of transportation and claims he’s saved  over $50,000. He also takes low-cost  vacations by couch surfing.

Mother-of-five Vickie from Ashton, Idaho, refuses to shell out cash for a  telephone, a television or even new  clothes for the children. And for meal time  she scours the local area for road kill.

While Greg from Ohio, only  flushes his toilet once per week and   reuses free plastic cutlery despite making a good living from teaching Zumba and  participating in medical  tests.

However self-made millionaire Victoria from  Columbus, Ohio demonstrates how years of saving can eventually payoff, although  her boyfriend Steve finds her extreme budgeting methods hard to handle as he  moves in on a trial basis.

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