Biggest Frugal Tip Ever
I was looking at a Frugal Mommies blog (can't recall which one) recently and looked through my blog and realized that other than posting recipes from scratch I have put very little here about my frugality obsession. Now I say 'obsession' but that means different things to different people. For instance, my sister is extremely gifted in deal hunting, gathering, selling and profit-making off of superior garage-sale finds and the like. I can't sell anything to anyone ever. I tried a garage sale once and it was a total flop, other than that it kept the kids busy all day. But it was torturous for me. However, I do have many things I do to be frugal, and perhaps I will write more on the matter at some point. I just want to get out my BIGGEST Frugal Tip EVER, because it is really not what you are expecting.
I know - you are looking for how to save money, how to DIY, how to economize, scrounge, scrimp and the like (hey, this week I made a dish scrubby out of the plastic netting bag that packages the oranges!) But that's no big deal. The BIGGEST Frugal Tip EVER is summed up in ONE word. Scroll down please...
We scrimp and scrounge and save in an effort to produce more with less. To enlarge our home economies. To produce abundance with mere efforts - whether it be canning, breadmaking or gardening. But, just think how far CONTENTMENT will go in saving you money!
See that item on the thrift store shelf that could be handy for your next canning project? Save your money and forego the item and choose to be content with such things as you have! Ka-ching! Money in the bank.
See that wool sweater on the garage sale table that you have dreams about re-working into woolen/water-proof pants for your cloth-diapering efforts? Be reminded that diapering days will end someday and you've made it just fine this far and you don't really need to spend that 75 cents on it and Ka-ching! Money in the bank. All because you chose contentment!
And as far as frequenting those thrift stores/garage sales... maybe if you grow in contentment, the lure will be less and you will frequent less and spend less because your heart is satisfied in the One Who Satisfies.
So, wanna be frugal?
Be CONTENT. You'll be amazed at the results.
"For I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation." - The Apostle Paul