As you can tell from my sometimes sporadic posting, I get frequent bouts of blogger burnout. I sometimes feel like I have backed myself in a corner with this “Thrifty Ways” title. I feel like I need to produce spectacular posts like how to hem jeans or make an apron from a T-shirt.
Sometimes I just don’t feel so spectacular. I just want to go about my frugal life and not stop to blog about it.
So, if I go on another furlough, you can find me:
- Brewing coffee at home from dented-grocery beans
- Packing a lunch from leftovers
- Driving the speed limit to save on gas
- Wrapping a rubber band around my soap pump to save on soap (and around my classroom antibacterial lotion)
- Dying my own hair with couponed color
- Cleaning my home with vinegar and baking soda
- Reading books from the library
- Quilting with thrifted fabric
- Crocheting with plastic bags
- Making meals from an “empty” fridge
- Putting plastic over my windows
In the Tightwad Gazette Amy talks about how every reporter wanted to see her doing something frugal. She was annoyed at how many pictures there were of her hanging clothes on her attic clothesline. She said the savings was in her every day habits, and I agree.
Amy and me, we could be great pals.