14 Boomer Tips That Are Hysterically Out of Date

Nostalgia has its charm, and while these 14 habits may now seem adorably archaic, they were the hallmarks of a time gone by. So, while we laugh at some of the tips on this list, just remember: they were useful at some point!

Hoard Plastic Bags Under the Sink

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Why recycle when you can start an unintentional collection? Nothing screams “prepared” quite like a pile of crinkled grocery bags crammed into another, slightly larger, grocery bag.

Pay With Exact Change

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Who doesn’t want to rummage through their purse or pocket for the exact 37 cents, while a line forms behind them? Because nothing beats holding up a queue for the thrill of exact change victory.

Drive Around to Find Cheaper Gas

It Will Be Quicker To Get Gas In The Morning, Before Work
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Look, this one definitely used to work great. But now, you’re burning $5 worth of gas to save 50 cents. Genius! This method also doubled as an impromptu tour of every gas station within a 10-mile radius.

Hand-Wash Your Delicates

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Because machines can’t possibly treat our socks with the care and respect they deserve. Did laundry manually require three times the effort? Of course, but that made those socks feel special.

Clip Coupons from Newspapers

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Remember spending hours hunting deals in print only to save a whopping 20 cents on canned beans? If you’re into taking newspaper cuttings, you might be better off using them for collage these days.

Wear “At Home” Clothes

The Lack of Motivation To Do Things
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Why be a couch potato in outside jeans when you could don identical inside jeans? Who cares about intricate indoor/outdoor rules when you can just save on washing?

Serve Butter in a Butter Dish

All that extra effort really wasn’t worth it. Why reach into the fridge when you can have room-temperature butter sweating elegantly in a porcelain dish?

Iron Everything

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Ironing is important, but do you really need to do every single item? Bedsheets included, because we all know a wrinkle-free pillowcase means a better sleep

Reuse Jars as Glasses

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Finished that pasta sauce? Drinking orange juice with a hint of marinara sounds really lovely. So, if you agree with that bold taste combo, voila! New fancy glassware!

Save Leftover Foil and Plastic Wrap

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Why would anyone get a new sheet when you can spend 10 minutes smoothing out the old one? Bonus points for the potential heaps of food contamination and bacteria that you’ll get from this one.

Lick Stamps and Envelopes

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No better way to show you care than by sealing your letters with saliva. There’s really no reason to do this now unless you’re just caught in the habit.

Grow Your Own Veggies

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Who needs grocery stores with their convenient, ready-to-eat veggies when you can pour blood, sweat, and tears into cultivating a single tomato in your backyard? Talk about effort versus output.

Use the “Good Room” Only for Guests

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A room so perfect and sacred that even the family members living in the house didn’t have access to it. Honestly, what’s the point of a room everyone can see but no one can enjoy? Just to prove we can have nice things without ruining them?

Refold Road Maps Perfectly

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Who didn’t love the challenge of folding back a road map? With a GPS, you miss out on the surprise game of “fit this enormous paper rectangle back into the glovebox.” What you don’t miss, however, is the amount of time folding a map takes.

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16 THINGS MEN KNOW (BUT WILL NEVER REVEAL TO THE LADIES)

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18 BABY BOOMER SLANG PHRASES THAT MAKE MILLENNIALS SCRATCH THEIR HEADS

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20 THINGS OLD PEOPLE LOVE THAT THE REST OF US DON’T UNDERSTAND

Refer to Themselves as "Hip"
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