I found a few web sites that offer some new ideas on how to be frugal. This is definitely 'thinking outside the box'! Some of the new ideas that caught my eye:
- Do routine shopping at the big box stores online instead! Save yourself the gas money and shop at Walmart.com or Target.com. Walmart offers free shipping if you purchase $50 or more. All non-refrigerated household items you get on routine shopping trips would work well for this technique. Delivered directly to your door. Can't beat that!
- Stop buying clothes! Instead, repair the ones you currently own. This may be a hard habit to break in our 'throw away' society. (I do this already but I don't typically see it mentioned when discussing frugal living on other web sites.)
- Buy over-the-counter medicine on-line! The idea states that Amazon.com can offer cheaper versions of medicine you can purchase over the counter at your favorite store. I am going to have to look into this!
- Here's one that we did this year at our house. Purchase an Amazon Prime membership. We have saved so much money by purchasing things on-line (with free shipping) instead of making 'special' trips to stores we don't normally go to. Many times the price on Amazon.com is cheaper as well. If it isn't, add it to your Wishlist and wait for the price to drop before you purchase it
Take a look at these websites to see even more ideas!
25 Ways I Save Money (Scroll down to the bottom of the post for other blogs that post about frugal living.)
I picked up some new ideas I am going to try! I hope you do too!