You know you’re thrifty when….
You go to Kohl’s to return a gift and shop with a gift card, and you leave with one sweater from the 80% off rack, marked down another 15%, and the rest of the money left unspent.
You iron the tissue paper you get in gift bags and stash it in your gift wrap box to reuse.
You make your own laundry soap.
You have made crackers — even if you then decided they are not worth the effort or the mess. Hey, you’re not fanatical.
The wardrobe that recently was complimented as classy is composed of things you’ve worn for years, thrift shop and deep clearance rack finds (see above sweater), hand-me-downs from wealthier friends, items you make yourself, and here and there a new piece or accessory.