Are you always looking for ways to save? Me, too! These are my easy ways to save – both money and resources. These hit all of my requirements – good for you, good for the environment, and good for the pocketbook.
- Cook :: Cook at home. You’ll eat healthier and with meal planning, you won’t wonder what’s for dinner every night. Pack a lunch (make this cute lunch sack and bring your lunch to work!) with tasty leftovers and you’ll save on lunches out, too.
- Drink :: Drink tap water. Use a filter if you’d like (I do) but designate a water a bottle and bring it along rather than buying bottled water.
- Reduce :: Buy less stuff. Yes, recycling is good but reducing is better. Even free stuff – including chairs – and you know I love chairs – I’m passing on those, too.
- Share :: Share with your neighbors. We don’t all need to own the same tools or kitchen gadgets. Lending libraries are cropping up to help facilitate borrowing rather than owning. Don’t have one near you? Consider starting a lending library in your community.
- Trade :: Home swap and trade homes for a vacation. Travel and enjoy a more authentic trip while someone stays in your home.
That’s it. 5 smart and simple ways to save both money and resources. They’re good for you, good for the environment, and good for the pocketbook – very Go Gingham!
What would you add to this list? What’s your favorite way to save?
Go Gingham related links:
Budgeting and how to track expenses – Part 1
Budgeting and how to track expenses – Part 2
Budgeting and how to track expenses – Part 3
Living a frugal life by choice: strategic frugality
Frugal Living Secrets: Reducing FAITH – not religious – but –
F – Food
A – Apparel – clothing for yourself and your home
I – Insurance
T – Transportation
H – Housing