What does it mean to be thrifty? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary thrifty is (1) thriving by industry and frugality, (2) growing vigorously and (3) given to or marked by economy and good management.
It isn’t just about being cheap or even saving money. It’s about living a happier, healthier and greener life. This is the life I am striving for. In many areas I feel like I am succeeding and in other areas I need to keep working!
Being thrifty can mean learning to make your own fresh mozzarella cheese and realizing just how easy this is. The thought of fresh mozzarella with garden fresh tomatoes makes my mouth water!
Being thrifty is discovering the miracle of cleaning with vinegar and baking soda and realizing that your house can be just as clean with homemade products and so much better for you and the environment.
Being thrifty is realizing that homemade gifts can be so much better than a store bought gift. Friends love a gift of homemade jam for instance.
Being thrifty is taking the few extra moments to hang your clothes outside to save money on your electricity!
Being thrifty is realizing that with a few simple changes you can save money on your grocery bills.
What steps are you taking to live a more thrifty life? I love taking this journey to discover a whole new, satisfying way to live.
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