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.
Until the next post,