Thursday, August 27, 2009

Feeling Frugal



Lately my husband and I have been talking about a house...not just any house but our dream house... one that we could own. We don't make a lot of money. We don't have a lot of debt. However, we have little savings and some things that do need paid off. We need to be super frugal to achieve our goal. I need to constantly ask myself...do we need this or want this? Most of our money goes to buy things we want, not need. I hate to think of how much money we've wasted over the years.

I'm trying to kick off our September spending freeze with a list of things that make me feel frugal...here they are...

Hanging my laundry
Using cloth diapers and wipes
Making a pizza from scratch
Driving past Wendy's after a long day and coming home to cook
Avoiding the grocery store for two weeks
Using only two bags of trash a week for a family of seven!
Buying in bulk
Not looking at the ads in the newspapers
Driving past Goodwill and yard sales!!!

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5 comments:

Jennifer said...

I am going to do a spending freeze in September too. Good luck!

Buffie said...

Good luck with your sepdning freeze. We should try this in our house too.

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Good luck with your freeze. Driving past yard sales would be really hard for me!

:)

Come by and see me over at Free2BeFrugal!

~Sara said...

Sounds like your doing a great job! Feel free to link up with me on Fridays in September to let us know how your doing with your spending freeze!

Good luck!

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