By resm from Hartshorne, OK
Frugal Living - welcome to the club. Its a change in mindset, change of habit and change of life.
I would suggest you start small and each week/month bring in new challenges but get use to one before going onto another new change. For instance, you need to look at incoming money and your outgoings. Obviously outgoings need to be less than incoming monies! If you have a debt, pay this off first and then start saving.
Instead of shopping/spending, can you reuse an item that you have so saving yourself money. For example, I have a side table/lamp table which was dark wood, so I prepped it and repainted it cream to match my sitting room style.
I reuse food packaging in different ways, e.g. cereal box is cut down and used to write on menu plans and shopping lists.
I buy wool from charity shops/thrift stores and crochet blankets.
So, start reading blogs and thrifty fun and taking on board new ideas and ways to live and give yourself a big pat on the back when you start saving money, the planet and making new friends. Above all, it takes time but enjoy!
Frugal living is living economically and thrifty. Thrifty is careful management, especially of your money. Don't be wasteful.
Learn to reduce, reuse and recycle. It's a way of life that will not only help you but it will save the life of our landfills. Landfills are very expensive to build and no one wants a landfill in their neighborhood. Learn what can be recycled in your area. Once you start recycling you will not want to put this stuff in the trash.
I think Thriftyfun is a great place to start to learn to be frugal.
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