2017 has been what one might call a year of successful thrift. We came up with even more ingenious ways of how to get on reasonably well with very limited means; we found treasures in thrift stores, we bartered, we entertained people and tightened community ties, all with little cash but a whole lot of creativity and optimism.
So here’s a recap of this year’s top frugal strategies:
Thrifty Green Cleaning – Clean your house with cheap, environmentally friendly substances such as vinegar, baking soda, and citric acid crystals.
Buying Second Hand – These simple tips will help you make the most of your thrift store finds.
Stockpiling – A good stockpile can be a lifesaver in hard times, significantly reducing your weekly grocery store expenses.
Cheap Entertainment – Living simply and frugally doesn’t have to mean living the life of a hermit. Here are some ideas for vacations and entertainment on the cheap.
Top Cheap and Healthy Foods – Eating well means being healthy, but what foods should you choose if you need to scrimp?
Surviving Hard Times – Some general strategies on pulling through financial difficulties.
And, of course, there is more information in my books, The Practical Homemaker’s Companion and Your Own Hands. Available also on Payhip.