Everyday I’m Hustlin’

These are the confessions of a hustlin’ housewife (I’m sorry but does “hustlin’ housewife” sound like the title of a low-budget porn to anyone else? No? Ok, never mind). 

Confession #1: I re-use Ziplock bags

You remember how you kindly packed a few brownies for me after your party last weekend? You BEST believe that I made my husband wash that Ziplock bag so that he could use it to carry his lunch for the next few weeks. So, thanks x2.

Confession #2: I double-dip my tea bags

Kenyan tea is hard to come by around these parts people. So I’m SORRY if when you came by the other day your tea tasted a little weak. I can assure you that I tried to squeeze that tea bag as hard as I could so that it tasted like the first cup I made (even though yours was cup #3 down the line). Next time I’ll serve you first, promise.

Confession #3: I re-gift gift bags

You know those tiny cards attached to the handles of gift bags? Please don’t write in them. People like me intend to take our gift out of the gift bag as soon as possible so we can carefully fold and save the gift bag for re-use sometime in the near future. We already feel pretty crappy about this without you making us have to tear out the little card on the handles. 


As a side note, I think the universe has decided to reward me for my money-saving efforts; in the last 4 months I have received 3 coupons for free Victoria Secret panties. No purchase required! Well, either that or the universe is trying to tell me something else altogether 😕


  1. misswretched said,

    August 26, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Wait…I do all of the above, and I’m NOT a housewife. It’s not just money-saving, its eco-friendly girlfriend! Now if only I could get rewarded with some FREE Victoria’s Secrets goodies!!

    • August 26, 2010 at 2:19 pm

      So I’m not cheap, I’m GREEN? Yes!! I don’t know why VS is suddenly in love with my bootie but I’ll take it.

      • Roberta said,

        August 30, 2010 at 3:49 pm

        LOL! Isn’t nice to know that there is always some glamourous euphemism for whatever little quirk we possess?

      • August 31, 2010 at 10:13 am

        Yup, now I’m proud to call myself “eco-conscious”.

  2. Amanda said,

    August 26, 2010 at 9:49 am

    You already have a bun in the over; what else could the universe be trying to tell you???

    • August 26, 2010 at 2:21 pm

      The universe is sick and twisted is what it is: 3 yrs ago when I was getting ready to go on my honeymoon there was not a free panty coupon in sight, but now that I’m freaking knocked up, they are just pouring in. FML.

  3. awura amma said,

    August 26, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    hahaha Shiko i just love your writing! don’t worry i re-use ziplock bags too. that’s the way forward 🙂

    • August 27, 2010 at 6:25 pm

      Yaay! It’s so nice to know that I’m not some cheap, weird freak. Do you think Ziplock knows about us?

  4. GeorgieAllblacks said,

    September 20, 2010 at 11:04 am

    LMAO!!! Loving the blog!!! I also re-use ziplock bags. My confession, I love going to Costco, just to eat the free samples they give out.

    • September 20, 2010 at 11:16 am

      DEAD!!! Free samples at Costco! I must investigate ASAP! Thanks for showing some luv Georgie!

  5. Kawi said,

    September 23, 2010 at 1:41 am

    My mum re-uses zip-bags too…and in that case I’m forced to re-use as well.
    But si you are super hilarious.

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