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what exactly is frugal living?
And how is it going to help you save money? Frugal living is living well on less. Living below your means and saving for the future. Being frugal is being smart with your money.
It means skipping out on extras and choosing the brand on sale. Budgeting, meal planning and hanging your clothes to dry are all part of frugal living.
Living frugally means you are spending less and saving money for the future.
Life should be simple and easy
In today’s economy it’s not uncommon for people to have two or maybe three jobs. It is also not uncommon for people to have lots and lots of stuff.
So how do you make life simple, enjoyable and fun? Not to mention stress free.
You start with a budget, give every dollar a job and set goals. You don’t want to be working two jobs for the rest of your life.
Next you declutter and get organized. Try this 21 day declutter challenge. Figure out what you really have and what you really need.
Start finding the joy. Set future goals, communicate about where you want to be in two years or five years.
Sometimes we can get caught up in the rat race of “keeping up” and miss the really important stuff.
7 Simple Frugal Ways To Save Money Today:
1. Home cooking
Call me crazy but who doesn’t love fresh baked bread and a homemade meal? Save yourself the money, skip dining out and cook from home.
Average it out one meal at a restaurant for a family of four could be $80-$100. Simple, easy meal planning and that could be a week or more worth of groceries.
2. Brown bag it and brew it
Skip the food truck, the drive thru, the vending machine and bring your lunch from home. We own this amazing oven lunch box which means yummy hot meals on the road.
Save yourself the money and bring leftovers for lunch or a salad. Also coffee can get expensive start brewing at home and bring it in a travel mug.
3. Pay with cash
Trust me on this one. When you pay with cash you are more aware with where you are spending your money and less likely to part with it.
4. Wash it in cold water and hang it dry
Do something today and save money on your next electrical bill. Wash your laundry in cold water and hang your clothes to dry. I know it sounds so simple but by doing these two little things you will save money.
5. Skip the costly entertainment and have some frugal fun
Dinner and a movie is going to run you say $75 after dessert and popcorn. Save that $75 and pop the popcorn at home and watch something on Netflix.
6. Get the Rakuten App
This app is a game changer in the money saving world. No more cutting coupons. You simple shop and click. Rakuten does all the work for you. Try Rakuten and receive a free $10 gift my treat.
7. Make a list and plan
How many times have you gone to the grocery store and bought something you already had? Make a list, check the flyer and learn how to setup a grocery budget to save money.
Seven simple ways to save money
These seven simple easy tips can help you start saving money today. Home cooking was the very first thing we started doing to save money. And what a difference it made.
We also stopped buying stuff we didn’t need. Learn what we stopped buying to save money.
Other money saving posts you may like:
- 75 Frugal Living Tips To Help Cut Household Expenses
- 75 Items You Can Freeze To Save Money
- Secret Must Haves Of A Frugal Home
Updated April 10, 2020