In the first episode, which aired 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.
‘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.