The beginning of a new year is a fantastic time to re-examine household spending and focus on our tried and true tips for living within our means.
Don’t Buy Extras– A fabulous coupon, close out sale, interest rate, or membership is disappointing if it tricks you into an unnecessary purchase? Sorry Art Van I’ll probably skip out on your "BIGGEST SALE ‘EVAH!"
Stay Organized - Know what you have and where it is for easy use.
Think Outside the Box - Make the most of limited space and money. We found an inexpensive solution for our bathroom storage problem.
kid crafts, clothes and accessories with friends. This year we coordinated a co-op preschool amongst friends and took turns teaching in our homes. The children learned valuable lessons, while having loads of fun, and we avoided costly preschool tuition.
Do It Yourself – My handy husband helps us with routine car maintenance, home repairs, and consistent yard work. By cloth diapering we’ve also saved money with just a bit of extra laundry required.
Discover Resale Stores – In a storm of giveaway luck I won two lovely canvas prints. Professional framing would have been out of our budget, however checking out thrift store options we found great glass and sturdy frames. With a little time and a great can of spray paint our wall art became an inexpensive reality
ideas, recipes, and inspiration.
Plan Ahead – The weeks I set our family up with a menu, and a thorough shopping list, we save money at both the grocery store and the drive-thrus.
Repurpose – I’ve been crafting discarded jewelry into quirky cute necklaces: a creative outlet and a stash of gift giving options.
still wealthier than 90% of the world! We also enjoy keeping a journal recording our unexpected blessings.
Give It Away - Pass down clothes and unused treasures, it’s likely others will do the same in return.
When we share from our abundance with those around us we are blessed beyond our hopes and dreams. Blissfully, more than we could ask or even imagine…
P.S. Look for Unique Opportunities –
Write a post about Blissful Frugality and enter it at Inexpensively.
I’d be blissfully excited if my frugality paid off and I won a ticket to Blissdom!