Looking for frugal tips? “Frugal tips” is a search term that brings many people to this site. While tips are good (and I hope you find many here) frugality is more than just tidbits of advice and gestures towards saving money.
I’ve been thinking about what aspect of frugality I could write about today.
I could write about 101 ways to reuse dryer sheets, how to save money by feeding your family beans and lentils, I could calculate the savings of squeezing that extra morsel of toothpaste out of the tube.
…sometimes what we don’t do is just as important as what we do.
So today to be frugal: do nothing.
Don’t buy crap. In fact, today avoid the shops altogether.
Leave the car at home if you can.
Leave the TV and the computer, the Playstation and the iPod switched off. Instead, spend time talking with your family, reading a book, or savouring the silence.
Relax, regenerate, reengage, revive, regroup.
People talk about having ‘frugal fatigue’. This frugal tip won’t tire you out. It won’t take any extra effort, drain your energy or use any concentration. If you’re used to a fast paced, burn out, over consumed world
Melissa Goodwin has been writing about frugal living for 10+ year but has been saving her pennies since she first got pocket money. Prior to writing about frugal living, Melissa worked as an accountant. As well as a diploma of accounting, Melissa has an honours degree in humanities including writing and research and she studied to be a teacher and loves sharing the things that she has learned and helping others to achieve their goals. She has been preparing all her life to write about frugal living skills.