Monday, June 29, 2009

On becoming more frugal

What we don't buy defines us, at least at times. Here's a challenge:

Every month for the rest of the year, decide upon one new thing that you now buy that you can make yourself or substitute for something cheaper.

Ideas: Napkins, paper towels, canned soup, popsicles, pudding, note pads, potholders, dishcloths, rag rugs, iced tea...


Mary said...

I've been cleaning the garage and had some smallish stuff that needed to be contained. I thought--briefly--about buying some small storage bins. But then I cam to my senses and unearthed several small, sturdy boxes. They stack nicely on a shelf and the contents are clearly labeled with Sharpies. Cost-$0.

MankyCat said...

I love your statement about how what we don't buy defines us. It's so very true.