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Being Thrifty

March 16th, 2008 at 09:43 pm

I suppose it would be a good idea to back up my frugal housewife name. When I say frugal/thrify, most people seem to think "cheap". Those are two totally different things. I do several things that might not save much and others that save more.

A few of the minimal savings things are sending dh's lunch in reusable containers and not ziploc bags. We also use cloth napkins instead of paper. I have started making many of my cleaning supplies. Vinegar and baking soda do a better job that more expensive cleaners, and there are no unpleasant fumes to deal with.

I think some of the bigger money savers are serious meal planning and eating at home. I also hang out the laundry. Our used dryer is rarely used. I plan my washing schedule around the rainy days. I also use coupons as much as possible.

Other thrifty doings I will save for future posts. I suppose many of the things that I do to save a bit of money would be unthinkable to some people. That is fine since I am sure I would feel the same about things they do.

Each of these things allow me to add the housewife part to my title. I know I am blessed to be able to do this. I enjoy it and do not want to trade my current lifestyle for debt and a bunch of stuff.

3 Responses to “Being Thrifty”

  1. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Sounds like you'e got many great practices in place. Please continue to share...I am sure everyone gleams at least something from each!! I know I do!

  2. seven of seven Says:

    I have heard amazing tales of vinegar usage. It sounds like it can clean just about everything. And, it's one of the cheapest things at the market.

  3. Kate Says:

    I totally agree with your post!

    Debt and 'things' seem to be going out of fashion *slightly* so hopefully we will see more and more people following suit and enjoying the important things in life!

    I am new to 'frugal' and have been logging my progress on my blog, so rewarding!

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