When creating my list of possible topics to include in my ABCs of Frugal Living Series, some letters were harder to fill than others. However, I knew what “C” would be immediately. I have been an enthusiastic user of natural cleaning products for years. Since seeing Chemerical many years ago on Netflix, and more recently, The Human Experiment, I rid my home of toxic chemicals. I have been making my own homemade, non-toxic cleaners ever since.
I recently read that the average American parent spends $12,000 on baby needs in the first year of life. WHAT???? I’ve had six children and I guarantee you I haven’t spent anywhere near that on all of their first years combined. I admit that I haven’t always been as frugal as I am now, but wow, $12,000? That’s nuts. After reading that staggering statistic, I thought it necessary to show that it can be done
The very first step toward living a life of frugality is learning to use what you have on hand- and quit buying so much. What do I mean? Well, living a life of frugality doesn’t just happen over night. We literally have to recondition ourselves. Somewhere along the way, we as humans decided we need a closet full of clothes and shoes, our children need rooms full of toys, and we have to eat a