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Best Ways to Start a Frugal Life

October 12, 2015

We all mistakes in our spending lifestyle. No matter how old we are at the moment, it is never to late to take the necessary measures to jumpstart a frugal life. Here are some tips you might find helpful to building a frugal version of yourself.

Collect all the things you don't use. You can do this quarterly or twice a year. Go through all your possessions and put in a box all the items you haven't used for a long time. You will be surprised that there's a lot you own and they just collect dust in your closet and shelves. Donate them or sell them online.

Don't throw food away. You can always make puddings and salads out of bread and leafy veggies that have already gone bad. This will help you save money while helping decrease the amount of wasted food in your country.

Don't be afraid to ask. Do you need to buy new furniture, utensils, etc.? Ask your friends or relatives if they have the items you need and if they're willing to give or sell them to you at a lower price. Reusing stuff helps solve consumerism. Be an advocate and save money.

Collect all your mail and sell them to junk shops. Got lots of old mail, newspaper and magazines? Pile them all up until they reach a certain weight with which you can sell them. You can do the same with your plastic bottles and tin cans.

Watch out for sale items in grocery stores. Bread, eggs and other staples are sold with big discounts for a period of time. Identify the food items you consume in big amounts. Be on the look out when you can get them at the lowest price possible.

Buy non-perishable items in bulk. You can save shampoo, conditioner, body wash and other items you use everyday if you buy them in big or jumbo sizes. You can do the same with specific food items like coffee, honey, oatmeal, etc. This will train you not to squander what you have.

 

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