I often have to rack my brain to come up with exciting things to post for five frugal things but really life is ordinarily boring and frugal:
- Shop pantry/closest first, then sales, coupons, and discount racks, and then full-priced essentials.
- Systematically pack leftovers for lunches every single day, along with leftover coffee that is transformed into ice coffee, and leftover snacks and sides.
- Embrace easy to make meals that can be adapted to what is available in the house and in the freezer: eggs, pancakes, sandwiches, soups, bread puddings, rice and veggies, etc.
- Feed any no longer edibles (scrappings from plates, peels, cores etc) to the chickens or the worms in the compost bin. Use the compost to grow more yummy food in our garden that we pick regularly, eat as much as we can, and freeze for use throughout the year.
- Be homebodies who prefer to be home, visiting the toddlers’ cousins, or taking low-cost adventures (local beach, sprinkler park, grocery store, farm store, local state park etc). It does help that we find being out and about with two toddlers overwhelming so we take on small adventures where the risk of needing to leave after a short while isn’t a huge financial hit.