I’m catching up on few of my favorite blogs after being offline for over a week. Always more to learn from and reflect on.
The Simple Dollar wrote about 48 Things Frugality has Taught Me. I would agree with many of his lessons. Here are my personal reflections on my favorite:
So true, we try to stick to simplicity with our gifts. Less is often better. Our kiddos b-days are in January, and we typically save a “Christmas” gifts for another month just so they aren’t overwhelmed.
Water, plus a neti pot and some tiger balm.
I’m not afraid to say that Hubby has called me “toilet lady,” because I’m the first one to fix any leaks. In case you’re still intimidated, here are some easy instructions on fixing a leaky toilet.
As parents of young children, we know there’s enough stress already, why make life any harder?!
Our kids also love sending/getting e-cards, way more fun and interactive than paper cards.
Note to self…purge closet!
We are park fans, and this summer has been packed with urban park adventures. Swim classes are our favorite and we love being able to walk five blocks to the pool.
Absolutely, not having cable is worth every penny.
This makes me want to purge more things, particular baby stuff that it no longer useful to us, but could bring others joy. Now I just need to find the time to go through it all…
Really! It becomes just as routine as disposable diapering, although like all parents we are looking forward to being done with diaper duty.
Going with the flow and relaxing is really the point of it all.
Money hang ups begin early and are hard to change, and I hope to share sustainable skills.
After college I had a new book fetish, but I’ve gotten over it. I also don’t feel the need to hang on to more than a bookcase worth…need to purge some.
So true. I try to remind myself every day of all the free family fun we can make together.
What has frugality taught you and your family?
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