I’m sure you wondered what happened last week to Frugally Fit, well, I spaced it. Completely forgot! It was such a busy day! Ok, well back on track now! Onto week 10…
Clean out your clothing.
We are getting ready to have a rummage sale in a couple of weeks and so we’ve been going through everything in the house figuring out what we don’t really need anymore. When we starting going through our clothes closet I was amazed all all the clothes I’d been keeping around that either didn’t fit anymore or were really yucky and all stained up. After going through the closet we have boxes and boxes of clothes to sell on the rummage sale that we weren’t using anymore. I think what amazed me the most is that I haven’t boughten clothes in such a long time and there was so much in the closet!
Give gifts the frugal way.
I love giving presents! For any reason or any occasion. I’m not sure why, but I’ve always been that way. I used to try and get my family to open the gifts from me last because I loved the suspense up til they opened my gift and then I loved to be able to focus on the joy in their faces when they opened it. But as I’m sure you know, cost doesn’t have to matter when you are gift giving. I never really understood the meaning of “It’s the thought that counts” until I started to get super frugal. I think about when I ask for gifts, usually I want something useful and practical instead of something expensive and shiny. I would be thrilled to get a coupon from my hubby for a night off from cooking, or for him to do laundry. So think about that when you are giving gifts. Does that grad really need a fancy new tv for their dorm? Or would they also use a basket full of cleaning supplies or quick fix cooking things? The first may be more shiny and I’m sure it would be enjoyed but the second will also be very much appreciated!
Cut your own hair.
I’ve been waiting for the day when I could post this! I’ve been cutting the hubby’s hair for about 3 years now and I’ve been cutting my own for a few months. I started cutting the hubby’s hair because I thought it was rediculous to pay $15 for a haircut when a decent razor costs $20 or less. I will be getting how-to videos up on this as soon as I can!