Thursday, April 28, 2011
I did this a couple of years ago and it felt good to try to use up the things I had and only buy the basic necessities. I think it's about time for me to go on another one. It just dawned on me recently that I did end up spending a lot getting my house fixed up last year and this year I need to slow down and make up for it without making a bunch of huge purchases for my home. I'll probably be posting some frugal posts for a while because of it.
Here are some areas I want to work on:
1. Make sure I use up every bit of groceries that I buy and not let anything go to waste. I have learned by doing some research there are things you can freeze to keep them from going bad that you ordinarily wouldn't think of.
I can freeze that?
2. Use up all my toiletries before I purchase anymore. I've actually been pretty good about this over the past couple of years, but there is still room to improve.
Things such as
a. shampoo & conditioner
b. soap, shower gels
c. hair products
d. facial products, cleanser, moisturizer, masks
3. And just the miscellaneous things, stuff I don't really need, but think would be fun to buy. Work on projects that I already have here instead of buying more things for new projects.
I am not going on a super strict No-Buy, but in a way that will cut back 85% of what I now spend on non-essentials. Like I want to go see Water For Elephants real bad, so I won't 100% deprive myself. :-D
To get started, I just now made a big pot of soup to get things cleaned out of my refrigerator that might have gone to waist.
Please share frugal tips, tricks or websites that help you lay low on spending dough.
Posted by Jolie at 2:33 PM