Monday, May 13, 2019
“A cardinal principle of the gospel is to prepare for the day of scarcity. Work, industry, frugality are part of the royal order of life.” (Bishop Keith B. McMullin)
This is why I stress so much on here to gather storage, live frugally, and learn new skills. It’s a way of life!
I finally finished the spring cleaning. This was a tough one for sure as I did a lot of clearing out to give to the humanitarian yard sale. It was good that it all worked out to be the same time. A good thing to do. As I went through my things I organized as well which was probably why it took so long.
Now I am ready to get back to learning and working on some projects that I put on hold until I was done.
https://www.littlehouseliving.com/meal-planning - she has many things in this area so look around, meal planning can help you live more frugally.
https://www.frugalfarmwife.com/article/how-to-be-frugal/ - she has a short article here.
https://www.busybloggingmom.com/live-frugally/ - she has some great ideas.
Sometimes reading tips like in the sites above will help spur ideas. What frugal ideas do you have?
https://diyjoy.com/homemade-cleaners-recipes/ - here are some homemade cleaners.
I like using this recipe instead of dryer sheets - In a small spray bottle place 3 Tbsps of your favorite cream rinse you use on your hair then fill the rest with water. Shake well before using then spray on a washcloth and throw in with a load in the dryer.
For years I have used baking soda to clean the stove top.
For slow drains I use 3 Tbsps of baking soda, then I pour in a third of a cup of vinegar, then I pour boiling water down. If it’s still slow just repeat the process. This saves money and keeps chemicals away too.
Making washcloths from old towels is a frugal thing indeed.
Every little bit we do adds up and helps us to become a bit more self-reliant.
Something else I do is knit dishcloths, crocheting too is good. They are better than regular dishcloths but once you use them they will be your favorite. I have gotten the cotton yarn from sales so they are frugal as well as relaxing to make.
Keep working on your storage and building skills and finding frugal things.