New Series: “A Month of Frugal Living: An Experiment And Honest Report Of Living Well On Less

Living Frugal

On of my top favorite quotes regarding frugal living goes something like this:  “it’s not about going without, but enjoying the things you love on less.”

Well, that is indeed the angle I want to approach. I’m not trying to be more frumpy, to starve my family, and have a less beautiful home. I still want nice clothing, good food and to enjoy the home we live in, but my mission is to accomplish these tasks for the next month on less.

Perhaps you’re in a similar boat as I’m in. Grocery prices are sky-rocketing, and so is the cost of living. Not to mention the value of food and packaged goods is becoming skimpier and skimpier while the cost is increasing (thanks to inflation).

My strategy is to look at what our family is currently spending, and where we’re getting hit the most with high costs. I’m going to research and investigate a cheaper alternative in the areas of groceries, personal care, toiletries, clothing, home decor, and whatever else trickles out.

I’m fairly “cheap” as it is, but I’m not a purist. I currently do not thrift shop, use coupons, or make everything from scratch. But I do like sales, do a pretty good job at curbing my expenditures, and do not eat out a lot. Perhaps you’re like me or perhaps you’re already hardcore-frugal. In any case, I’m going to share my honest no-holds-barred report on being hardcore frugal for a month and share the changes we make step-by-step, as well as menus and tips and tricks I pick up along the way.

I’d love to hear your input, and things that work for you in the comment section during this little journey.

I’m not sure if I’ll end up with a chicken coop and a victory garden by the end of this, but with the way the economy is going, I might just go there.

Amanda.

Week 1: Frugal Grocery Shopping

Week 2: Frugal Decorating

Week 3: A Frugal Life

Week 4: A Frugal Wardrobe.

Week 5: The Frugal Report.

The Final Report:

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17 comments
  1. Sounds like fun. So are you going to give thrifting nd couponing a shot?

  2. I love this quest! Frugality is the strategy to financial success. By foregoing immediate gratification you can spend your future enjoying the fruit of your labor. My husband and I saved for our first home (which is now a rent home) on this strategy. We fill our home with decor that is purchased at Good will, great sales, and flea markets, we dress our children on dime and I find the best deals on brand new clothing {I love fashion too;} and spend where it really matters. I can’t wait to see what you discover on your path to godly stewardship!

    • Thank you so much! I couldnt agree more with you :). Its very inspiring to here that from you…I would have never guessed you purchase most of your household things from goodwill! Im excited to pursue this all the way. Thanks for the encouragement!
      Amanda

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