Our computer has gone on the blink so I am blogging from an old lap top my daughter gave me, it's good but not as good as the Apple. So I may not be blogging as much until we get the Apple fixed.
To us, the point of living a small life, in most everyday aspects of our life, enables us to focus our attention, time and money on things that will bring us joy and happiness. We love camping and went for a week earlier in the year and are going again in May for another week. We are also planning a two week holiday in August for our 30th wedding anniversary ( we have never had more than a weeks holiday at one time) which we have had in the pipe line for the last five years. I will tell you all about it as it draws nearer. We save money, where we can, on the everyday stuff, so we can achieve our goals.
Some of the things we do to save money are-
I meal plan every week and only buy what we need for that week, eliminating waste
I tend the garden and grow what I can (many,many failures, but I keep trying)
I ride to work most days to save the wear and tear on the car and fuel money
I love op shopping and if I need any thing I will go to the many fabulous op shops we have on the peninsula before buying new
I line dry the washing when I can, which in Queensland is most of the time
We save the warm up water from the showers to water the big potted plants we have
Take a bottle of water with us where ever we go
Pack a lunch for work for myself and make sure there is a "leftover" meal in the fridge for the boys when they are home for lunch from work
We are careful with our consumption of water and electricity
We plan our days to get the most out of them
We rarely go to the movies or out to dinner
Go to bed early and get up early, I find I am more focussed and rested, getting more out of my day
These are just a few of the things I do, day in, day out, that help to work towards my goal of living a small, simple and frugal life. Now, it's your turn, what do you do everyday, to life a small,thankfull and frugal life?