Friday, May 22, 2009


Thinking about living more frugally always sparks my creativity and pushes me to find ways to make our money go farther. My husband has always changed the oil in our car and done simple repairs himself. I have learned to darn holes in the toes of my socks and mend my clothes. I reuse our plastic grocery bags for trash can liners rather than buying them in the grocery store. All of these are ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Recently I realized that these efforts have helped us save a few dollars here. This allows us to save for our future and for a few treats along the way.

Since grocery shopping is the most frequent shopping I do, I thought I would give you a few hints that I am trying to incorporate into my buying.
  • This week I had time to read the grocery ads, make my list based on meats and vegetables on sale, and then add my coupons for a few extra savings.
  • Lately I have begun using store brands on items which are often 25 to 50% cheaper than the name brand products.
  • I make a grocery list during the week and then, when shopping, I try to stick to what's on my shopping list to avoid impulse buying.
  • I shop the sales in my favorite stores.

1 comment:

  1. Great advice. I've learned where all the clearance sections are in each store I shop at, even the organic store and go straight to those sections first:)