Sadly, money does not grow on trees! Money is also something that annoys me every so often when I do want to buy an item and my budget doesn’t allow it. I am trying my best to be more frugal and only buy the items I need.
That’s the problem though, what I need to live is a roof over my head, food on the table, heat, clothes and probably travel costs to get to work. I don’t know about you but I can often get caught up on what I WANT rather than what I need.
So in my quest to be more frugal I want to share with you the things I’m doing in the hope it inspires you too!
I’m not that great a gardener I have to admit. I like growing things but if it requires much attention then it dies! Having said that I managed to grow onions this year and we are feasting on the last of them at the moment. They are not the largest onions you have ever seen or the prettiest but I am so delighted with this achievement. So much so that I am looking at what to grow next.
There are often stunning homewares that I find while browsing the internet. As much as I would love them, they are often out of my price range. One such item is a stunning basket with pom poms. So instead of purchasing the expensive one, I purchased a basket from Ikea and made my own pom poms! Again I am over the moon with my decision to make it rather than buy it.
CLEARING OUT & SELLING
We have so much stuff in the house that it gets on top of me at times. So in an effort to declutter and earn some extra cash, I am going through the whole house to sell unwanted items. While I have used EBay in the past, I have come across this great app called Mercari. The reason I love it so much is because there are no fees! So 100% of what you make is profit. If you’d like to check Mercari out, just download the app from here. It’s so easy to use from your phone and no fees – what’s not to like?
So that’s what I’m doing at the moment to stay frugal. What are you doing to be frugal? I’d love to hear from you.
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