I find it is very easy to forget the little things that I am doing on a day to day basis that are following my new frugal life ethos. More importantly things that I wouldn’t have done, and didn’t do, before I started my frugal journey. So in an effort to appreciate the little things and focus my mind – I’ve made a list! Hopefully the little things will start to make a big difference.
I’ve always had the best intentions with regards to using clothing till it’s death and would never throw clothing out simply because it had lost a button or needed mending but inevitably I would put things aside to mend another day. But last weekend I went all about the house finding all the bits that need mending and filled a basket with them. So now, when I have some spare time, I can go to the basket and get to work fixing them. My first fix will have to be the lovely freebie cotton bag I have been using to take my bits to my Zumba class. Apparently 5kgs of weights and a lovely cotton bag don’t mix well. Oops!
We never use full strength washing up liquid. We have an old spray bottle that we put about 1/5 – 1/4 of the full strength liquid in and then we fill the spray bottle with water. It saves money two … Continue reading
Whilst giving my 5 year old’s toys a sort out, selling on those she has grown out of, I came across a set of cards (sea creature theme – not essential information to the point of the post). Later in the day we sat down and had a great time playing Go Fish, Snap and Pairs. Great fun while my 5yo wiped the floor with me at pairs!! A reminder that kids are the best at appreciating the simple things in life!
What do you do with bananas that are well past their best and no one is going to eat? Banana and Walnut Loaf of course!
An experienced frugal lifer, Frugal Queen (http://frugalincornwall.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1), has reminded me that you aren’t saving by buying bargains if you don’t really need what you’re buying. I was gushing about the joy of finding bargains in charity shops but a blog post by the Frugal Queen made me think more about what I was buying. As part of my frugal living I am doing my best to clear my clutter and “buying bargains” isn’t going to help that side of things is it!! So I’m still browsing the charity shops but I’m only buying when I really need it.