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Simple and Frugal Living and Lifestyle Guide
In my quest for a simple and frugal lifestyle, I have come across many different ideas. I did a ton of reading and researching and have compiled all of the best ideas, how-to guides and advice. This article serves as a reference guide for all who wish to live a simple and frugal life. As I come across more great articles, I will add them to this guide for easy access.
Sometimes we need a little motivation, encouragement and rational reasons to do something even if we know it will pay off for us. Here is some guidance for those just starting on their simple and frugal lifestyle.
Has the unstable economy caused you to sit down and seriously think about the way you spend your money? Do you know what it means to be frugal?
Frugal living does not have to be about living in misery. It is entirely possible to live happily with fewer possessions.
Five steps to take to begin making your life less hectic. A simple lifestyle is a frame of mind, and it begins with little steps and then becomes a new way of living.
Making things on your own instead of buying products from the store can save you a ton of money through the years. At first, some DIY projects may seem overwhelming. But, once you have got the whole process down; it's simpler, faster and enjoyable.
Saving Money on Utilities
One thing I hate paying so much money for is my utilities. If your not careful, those bills can cause you to go broke. Use these tips to help your wallet and even the environment.
Freezer Meals/ Once a Month Cooking
Freezer meals, also called bulk cooking or once a month cooking are a great way to save money no matter how big or small your family is.
Small Space Living
Living in a small house, room or apartment can save you a ton of money. Most American's spend about 30% of their income on their housing. Society has gotten too used to huge houses and it is a waste. Small space living forces you to de-clutter and downsize; making your life much simpler.
Sometimes, we spend money on things that we don't even realize add up. Household items that you think you need can be replaced or reused. Also, you don't have to spend money to entertained. Check out the ideas below for household and entertainment savings.
Grow Your Own
Gardening can be a great hobby and save you tons of money on your grocery bill. Wouldn't you love to just walk outside and grab whatever vegetables you need for dinner, instead of driving to the store. Fresh veggies aren't always cheap. Growing your own makes a big difference in your budget.
If you have an article that you feel would add to this simple and frugal reference guide, let me know in the comments. I would be happy to check it out and add it if appropriate.
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