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When you are homesteading, no matter the size, being aware of how to save money is one of the key principles for success. Living frugally seems to come naturally to some people, but take heart – you can learn!
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A more frugal lifestyle
Growing your own food is a great way to be sure your family is eating the healthiest way possible! Why not start growing a vegetable garden?
Raising at least some of your own meat can be cheaper than buying meat at the grocery store. Plus, you have the HUGE benefit of knowing exactly what your animals were fed! Whether it’s grass fed beef, raising chickens for meat or starting to keep rabbits, you have a lot of choices. Do one or raise all kinds of animals on your property.
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Living the Good Life on Less Money
Living a more frugal lifestyle is not necessarily about cheating yourself of the finer things in life. But, think about what you need and what you want.
Do you really need that $5 Starbucks coffee? How about that landline phone when you already have a cell phone?
Living more frugally can mean saving money in order to buy that item that you really want! Or that trip that you have always wanted to take.
It’s more a matter of always living within our means. That leads to peace of mind and much less stress.
There is nothing wrong about being a tightwad – that is how so many of us can get what we really want!
We always live really “low to the ground” (as we like to call it) in January and February of each year. We never want Christmas spending to be something we go into debt for.
But, we love Christmas – the food, the fellowship, the gifting. So we save for Christmas, but also always make January and February as “low spend” months as we possibly can.
Have “Low Spend” Months
So, we eat out of the pantry and the freezer. Good thing we have a large garden every year and do a lot of canning and food preserving.
If you don’t have room or time for your own garden, buying produce in bulk from the farmers markets is a great way of saving money.
Look for different ways you can live a more frugal lifestyle. Buy in season, and start canning up jars of green beans and home canned fruits.
Applesauce is super easy to make and everyone loves it. Why not buy a bushel on sale and make your own?
Have you priced jam lately at the store? You can certainly make your own homemade jam for less money. This holds true for so many food items!
I couldn’t believe the price of a jar of sauerkraut and am so glad we make our own sauerkraut every fall.