Friday, August 5, 2022

For Such A Time As This, part 19: Mindset

I have a frugal 'mindset' when it comes to our income.  I like to get the most bang out of it and stretch it as far as I can.  

Here are some ways I/we do that:

Shop thrift stores for items we need

Recycle, Reuse, Recycle, Reuse, Recycle

DIY everything we can

Shop clearance and markdowns first

Accept affordable substitutes over a first choice that is unaffordable

Cook from scratch

Keep a well-stocked pantry

Ask for discounts ... like the soil in this picture.  Hubby asked about getting a discount on busted or torn bags of soil and was offered 50% off each bag.

Accept that these guidelines sometimes mean that I/we need to walk away from something that we want.

For such a time as this, we need to pull out all the stops and work on our mindset.  Our mindset will either hinder us or help us during these difficult times.

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Until the next post,


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  1. We are very much the same and it has served us well. I am especially thankful that Hubby and I are on the page on this.

    1. Lana, I'm thankful that hubby and I are too!

  2. I'm with ya! Is it a need or a want? If it's a want, can I wait until it goes on sale? Maybe I need to think about it some more ... If it's a need, is this the best price? Do I need it now, or can it wait? Is there something I can substitute for it, instead? Is there a brand that will do the job just as well for less money? My frustration, of late, is that our stores are staffed so tightly and people available to ask about discounting are not authorized and you have to track someone down to get approval. Earlier this summer, I had an 8-pack of a lettuce variety, but only 6 of the 8 cells had plants growing in them. There was no one in the garden center to ask and the cashier wasn't authorized to discount it -- it needed to have a special bar code for her to ring it up for less. And there was a long line behind me, so I told her I didn't want it.