Posted on Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 at 7:00 am
One way to save money is to live a frugal lifestyle. The definition of frugal is: “economical in use or expenditure; prudently saving or sparing; not wasteful.” Some people find that living frugally makes them happy and less stressed. Frugal living makes you be more intentional about what you purchase.
You probably have things sitting in your home, or garage, or shed that you haven’t used in years – or maybe at all! One way to live frugally is to declutter your living space. The result is a cleaner, less cluttered, place to live.
Pass some hand-me-downs to a sibling who is close to your size. Donate books to the local library. Follow Marie Kondo’s advice, and ask yourself if an item “sparks joy” If not, then it is time to recycle it or bring it to a thrift store.
Set a Budget
Setting up a budget gives you a very clear idea about how much money you earn – compared to what you spend. You might decide to stop spending money on things like subscriptions you don’t use, food delivery from restaurants, or “impulse shopping”. The next step is learn how to stick to your budget. Making your budget work for you will save you money.
Get a Reusable Water Bottle
Plastic water bottles are not good for the environment. They are an unnecessary expense for people who can safely drink the tap water that comes from their faucets. One frugal solution is to get a reusable water bottle, fill it with water, and bring it with you. Quality water bottles can be easily washed and reused, over and over again. You only have to pay for it once!
Eat Less Meat
Meat is one of the most expensive things you can buy at the grocery store. “Meatless Monday” is a frugal way to get the nutrition you need without meat. People who do this find that plant-based meals can lower the cost of their grocery bill.