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So what exactly is frugal living and how can it save you money?
Frugal living is being smart with your money and learning to live well on less. It is living below your means and not spending all of your paycheck. Discover 10 amazing frugal hacks that will help you save more money.
Frugal living is the act of giving every dollar a job and being smart with your money. Skipping out on a few extras to plan and save for the future.
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10 frugal living hacks to save you money:
1. Give every dollar a job
Set up a budget and figure out where all your money is. You are welcome to use this easy to use money worksheet for help.
2. Learn to do laundry the frugal way
Wash in cold water, make your own detergent and hang your clothing to dry.
3. Enjoy a no spend weekend
You can have an amazing time without spending a dime. Checkout these great frugal girl’s weekend activities.
4. Quit trying to keep up
Learn to live within your means and stop trying to keep up with all the trends and Instagram feeds.
5. Use what you have
Learn to meal plan and use what you have. If you are missing an ingredient to a recipe substitute a similar item that you have. Skip the grocery store run and use what you have in your pantry.
6. Do it yourself
Create the next gift you need for the office party. Try your hand at minor repairs. Paint the wall 3 shades of green. Simple repairs and projects – try doing it yourself.
7. Invest in good appliances
8. Learn to cook and don’t be scared to try new recipes
Like I have said previously home cooked meals are great money savers. Learning to cook a wide variety of meals could save you money.
For example vegetarian meals and ethnic meals are generally cheaper to make than westernized meat and potato meals.
9. Organization and planning
Organization is a frugal must. A clutter free home can save you hundreds. If you know what you have you won’t be buying seconds or thirds and waiting to use them.
If you meal plan you will save money at the grocery store and at the dinner table.
If you and your spouse are on the same page financially life is a lot easier.
Communicate with your family about what you can afford and what your personal financial goals are.
Simple, smart money moves to help you reach your goals.
Something as simple as making coffee at home, or hanging your clothing to dry or learning to meal plan can save you money.
Updated April 18, 2020