101 Ways To Be Frugal This Year!
With the cost of living rising everywhere more and more people are opting for the frugal living approach to life. Below you will find 101 ways to be frugal this year. Every small thing helps, but add these altogether and you will save big time.
1.Keep lights off.
2.Hang clothes to dry.
4.Grow a garden.
5.Use old clothes for rags.
6.Use cold water in washer.
7.Make coffee at home.
8.Put left over coffee in fridge for next day.
9.Ask do we need, when buying.
10. Put tv, vcr, etc on power srtips, when not in use turn off.
11.Cut down on heat, dress warmer.
12.Use cloth diapers.
13.Use towels instead of paper towels.
14.Wash dishes by hand.
15.Shop at second hand stores.
16.Go to free entertainment.
17.Use coupons as often as possible.
18.Recycle to cut down on waste. Less garbage bags.
19.Rip dryer sheets in half.
20.Make homemade gifts for special occasions.
21.Sell unwanted items.
22.Combine errands to make on shopping trip.
23.Use 20 min wash cycle. (quick cycle)
24.Do your own repairs whenever possible.
25.When it’s yellow let it mellow, when it’s brown flush it down.
26.Go to a book exchange or local library.
27.Walk to places if possible.
28.Ask others for advice.
30.Never eat treats. ex. chips, soda.
31.Do not smoke.
32.Do not drink alcohal.
33.Woodstove for heat.
34.Do not use dryer sheets.
35.Have only 1 car.
36.Use a bicycle.
39.Check out local farmers markets.
40.Mix water with soap.
41.Buy in bulk.
42.Check ads for sales.
43.Unplug all chargers, computers etc.
44.Reuse tea bags.
45.Make your own lunches.
46.Reuse ziplock bags.
47.Only use lamps at night.
48.Buy feminine products in bulk.
49.Buy no name brands.
51.NO cell phones.
52.Shop during major savings. Example- chocolate after easter.
53.Bake from scratch.
54.Bake sweets for gifts.
55.Buy quality over quantity.
56.Drive around on cleanup weeks.
58.Make up fun games to do at home.
59.Eat at home, not take out.
60.Take a list to grocery store.
61.Look for clearance items.
62.Plan your meals out.
63.Negotiate lower interest rates on Credit cards.
65.Cancel any subscriptions.
66.Eat before going to the movies.
67.Travel during off season.
68.Use price match when available.
69.Sign up for free rewards.
70.Have a yard sale.
71.Drink more water.
72.Swap movies, games etc with friends.
73.Buy quality items that will last.
74.Don’t use your credit cards.
76.Join volunteer programs.
77.Shop around for insurance.
78.Stick to reliable fuel effeciant cars.
79.Avoid the mall.
80.Downsize your home.
81.Invest in a freezer.
83.Invest in a crock pot.
84.Consolidate student loans.
85.Buy used cars.
86.Eat less meat.
87.Make your own wine.
88.Accept if you make a mistake and move on.
89.Go for walks.
90.Make a list of goals.
91.Check amazon for deals.
92.Insulate your home.
93.Double check your bills.
94.Don’t impulse buy.
97.Never pay full price. Patience is key.
98.Go on a prepaid cell plan.
99.Use pinterest for ideas on DIY.
100.Create your own beauty products.
101.Don’t forget to live.