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Woman Who Hates Spending Money Refuses To Buy Toilet Paper

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Woman Who Hates Spending Money Refuses To Buy Toilet Paper

A super saver who hates parting with her cash hasn't bought herself any new clothes in eight years and even refuses to buy toilet paper.

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Kate Hashimoto, from New York, appeared on TLC's Extreme Cheapskates, where she shared her tips for a frugal lifestyle and how she gets by on a $200-a-month budget.

Speaking on the show she said: "I have lived in New York for three years, although it's the most expensive city to live in I have found ways to get around it.

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"If I have to spend money, I try and avoid it, I will try and pay as little as possible."

Kate says she's never paid for furniture and doesn't mind scouring skips and the roadside to try and find stuff for her gaff.

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Credit: TLC

Her bed is made from old yoga mats, stacked in a pile, and her 'dining table' is a stack of magazines.

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Kate reckons by refusing to spend money on furniture she's saved herself a few grand.

She said: "I furnished my place by picking up discarded furniture on the street before the trash picks it up, I have saved a couple of thousand dollars on furniture."

Bizarrely, Kate even says she avoids cooking to keep energy bills low and admits to using her dishwasher and oven as storage space.

She washes her clothes in the shower and hasn't done any laundry in three years.

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Kate keeps such a tight grip of the purse strings, she even refuses to buy toilet paper.

She told the show: "I don't use toilet paper, I just use water and soap to wash myself off."

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Credit: TLC

But she's also been known to recycle paper towels from public toilets.

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"If I am drying my hands in a public bathroom, I am drying off hands that I washed clean so I keep them and reuse them," she explained.

When it comes to her wardrobe, Kate is proud of the fact she's not bought herself anything new to wear in eight years, adding: "The last time I bought underwear was 1998."

Extreme Cheapskates previously featured a woman who owned just one lightbulb which she moved from room to room, something she claimed saved her $60-a-month on electricity.

Stephanie Bennett also used her dishwasher to cook food, explaining that she has to wrap the containers tightly using tinfoil to make sure that the water doesn't seep through but she would rather do this that turn on the oven.

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Stephanie said: "[I make] fish, hotdogs, lasagne, I'm telling you - I do it all the time."

Featured Image Credit: TLC

Topics: TV and Film, Weird

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