I believe one of the very most important parts of frugal living is to do what works for you. I can sit here all day and blabber on how I save money by making my own bath products, turning my heat down, and consolidating trips to save gas, but those may be things that you aren’t willing to do for whatever reason. That’s totally fine. One of the best things about living life is learning from others and respecting their choices.
I do think that there are frugal alternatives to pretty much everything, so if you’re not going to be hardcore frugal, you can still save money in some way.
-Don’t want to use cloth toilet paper? You can buy your toilet paper in bulk, either at the grocery store or Costco or Sam’s. You will still be saving money.
-Does the idea of using baking soda as shampoo freak you out? Start playing the drugstore games to score some awesome deals on shampoo.
-Is your time limited and you can’t soak and cook your own dried beans? Use a can of beans from the store. They will taste just as good and you’ll save money over eating dinner out.
My point is: just because I do something to save money doesn’t mean that it’s going to work for everyone. Time is just as precious as money. It’s all about doing what works best for you and your family.
What is something that you don’t budge on when it comes to frugal living?