The question I am dying to ask is, do you like the frugal way of living? I was taken away with this program called on YouTube Primitive Living. These women were able to find a place in the thickest of the woods and build themselves beautiful homes and even hunt for their meals.
It made me wondered if I could survive in the jungle or on an island without the daily privileges I have now or simply living without the luxury of the robotic machine that I used daily. We may not live in the jungle but frugal living can begin anywhere even in your home.
Take a walk with me if you’re a beginner to this way of life and you’ll learn some very important frugal tips that you can use daily. Check out these frugal tips.
LEFTOVERS FOR TOMORROW
If you find yourself with leftovers from dinner. Place these bits and pieces in food storage containers and store them in the fridge for another day. Take these leftovers and turn them into another delicious meal. They’ll be just as tasty and cost you nothing.
AVOID FAST FOOD
The cost of buying fast food is very costly if you calculate how much you spend per year on fast foods. This will almost amount to your salary if not more than. Prepare your meals ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator.
This makes it easier for you when you get home and your hunger is calling out. There will always be a healthy home-cooked ready and waiting.
HOW TO HEAT FOOD NATURALLY
To cut back on using a microwave oven for heating your meals here’s another frugal way. Place a pot on the stove half with water.
Bring this to a boil then place the meal into a Ziploc bag. Turn off the stove and place the sealed bag into the water and cover. The time you allow it to heat will determine the amount of food you’re heating.
AVOID USING A KETTLE
In the olden days, kettles and teapots which weren’t electric were used to make soothing teas. This you can still do by placing a small pot on the stove pour in some water, heat and your water is ready for tea.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR COFFEE WITHOUT A COFFEE MAKER
To make your coffee without the help of a coffee maker simply do this. Place a small pot of water on the stove and bring it to a boil. Pour the water into your cup then add the coffee. Cover for 1 minute then enjoy.
WASHING IN A PAN
The convenience of washers and dryers is convenient but another way of getting the laundry done is with your hands. This way of washing your clothes will cut back on the cost of your electric bill.
Fill a pan with water then add your laundry detergent. Place the clothes in and use both hands to rub the linen together. Do this with each piece until you’re sure it’s clean.
Ring the soapy water out and place into another pan fill with clean water and rinse. Repeat the rinsing process to make sure there’s no soapy water left behind.
The natural way is the best way. Not only is this low cost but is also good for the care of your clothes. This outdoor clothesline will even make your whites more radiant.
To make an outdoor clothesline you’ll be needing two poles, a strong 1/4 inch rope and clothespins. Fix the poles into the soil around 12 feet apart make them as firm as possible. This will keep them from collapsing. Hang your washed clothes in the sunlight to be dried naturally.
HOW TO WASH DISHES WITHOUT A DISHWASHER
Dishwashers use gallons of water to wash the smallest of five plates. The same it will use for twenty. The frugal way to get your dishes done is by using your hands.
Fill both sides of the sink with water. Pour the dish soap on one side here you’ll wash and rinse. You can also use large pots and pans to do the same.
ASHES FOR SCOURING POTS
To remove discoloration from your pots all you need is the ash from your fireplace or grill. Sprinkle the ashes on the pot and use a scotch Brite to scrub. Rinse with cold water and dry well.
These tips are just the beginner’s first steps to frugal living. As you go along you’ll find and learn new ways to include frugality in your daily lifestyle.