As you probably know by now, I try to live a simple, frugal life. I think about all purchases, long and hard before I actually do the buying part. I do as much research and comparison as I can and when I am satisfied I am getting the best buy, for me, I go ahead and do it. Obviously you can't do that in all facets of your life, like emergency situations, the weekly groceries, or the regular Utilities and payments, but for all other non emergency stuff you can have a go at doing more research and comparisons to make sure what you are buying is the best financial fit for you.
Frugality doesn't mean you never buy anything, it also doesn't mean that you are a cheapskate, for me frugality means being savvy with your money and always making sure you get the very best value for your money that you can. We all work hard for our money, why throw it away?
Our oven has been slowing dying for about a year, I now have to chock the door with a wooden spoon so the door stays closed. I have been researching and comparing ovens since October last year and I have found one that ticks all the boxes. So on Monday we went and bought a new oven. We made comparisons and asked for the best price from 2 large retailers. And we were able to come away with the best price possible. Undercutting even the online price and getting a huge discount on an extended warranty. It really does pay to be patient.
So, here we go, this weeks 5 Frugal things on a Friday
1. We bought a new oven, paying best price for it and it will save electricity as it won't leak heat.
2. We ate leftovers to stop any waste
3. I planted out some saved (free) Basil seeds. I let the Basil go to seed and collect and dry the seed heads
4. We repurposed a pot that was sitting idle and repotted the Pomegranate into it
|The Pomegranate has started to flower again, I am hoping it will be happier in the new, bigger pot.|
5. Caught the warm up shower water in buckets to water the figs out the front
So, tell me, what were your frugal achievements this week?