Frugal living and saving money are best accomplished when they become an ongoing part of your everyday lifestyle. It’s a mindset. A little savings here … a bit more saved there … it really adds up.
Here’s a list of 14 quick and easy Living Frugal Tips to save money that can easily be incorporated into your daily life to cut costs without feeling like you’re scrimping and sacrificing.
Tips to Save Money:
Tip #1 – The best way to get cheap organic produce is to grow your own.
Tip #2 – Extend the life of your razor blades by drying them off after each use to prevent rusting.
Tip #3 – Wrap lettuce in paper towel & place in a plastic bag in veggie bin to extend life. The paper absorbs water & prevents mold.
Tip #4 – Speed up clothes drying & save energy by adding a dry towel to the load to absorb water. Better yet line-dry on a nice day.
Tip #5 - Save money by coloring your own hair. I can color my hair 20 times for the same cost as 1 time at an expensive salon (20 x $7 = $140).
Tip #6 – Save money by grating & chopping your own fruits, veggies and cheese. You pay a premium (almost double) vs. what you pay for whole items.
Tip #7 - Spend less and save money by using the library. A library card is free and you can rent books, music and even DVD’s. Mine has a used bookstore attached – $0.10 magazines and $0.50 books.
Tip #8 – Relieve red eyes by placing a chilled cucumber on each eye for 10 – 15 minutes. Puffy and red, use chilled used tea bags with caffeine. Both are anti-inflammatory.
Tip #9 – S.O.S = Save or Suffer! This is a great acronym that should inspire you to save money.
Tip #10 – Save money by giving a gift from the heart. Check out or post for gift giving ways to save money. They cost less and mean a whole lot more. Make: a card, dinner, memory box, coupons to redeem for car washes, chores, etc.
Tip #11 – Take only what you will eat … and eat all that you take!
Tip #12 – Save money by knowing the best time to buy. Save money by purchasing fruits and vegetables when they are IN season. Save money on clothes when they are OUT of season (on clearance).
Tip #13 – Reheating last night’s dinner? Use your microwave or toaster oven to reheat and save up to 30 percent of the energy required to cook in a standard oven.
Tip #14 – The last of the Tips to SaveMoney: If you’re wanting to dine out – go midweek when the restaurants typically run specials to drive customers in during slower periods. You can also dine early and get the early-bird specials.
Please share any other Living Frugal Tips and Tips to Save Money that you may have.