Okay well it’s not really my first week of frugal living, it’s just my first week of writing about it. I hope you enjoy my posts and I hope they help you become frugally happy.
So why did I decide to start this blog. Well it all started with a book called Your Money or Your Life It’s really a book about becoming financially independent. A friend recommended it on one of her blog posts and as I love to read I downloaded it.
The book really had me focus on what I spent money on and why. I realized I was spending quite a bit of money on things I really didn’t need and didn’t really want. I’ve called this mindless buying.
Reading the book made me ask “Do I really want this?”
Now I’m a Law of Attraction Practitioner and I work teaching people to get clear about what they want in order to create the life they really want. I suddenly realized I was spending quite a bit of my money on things that no way added to my ideal life that I am creating.
So here’s what frugal living means to me. It means I only buy things I really need or really want and when I do buy, I buy exactly what I want and then use it wisely and love it.
This week I am focusing on Kitchen Roll and Toilet Roll.
Wow, after just half a month of writing everything down that I spend money on and keeping an eye on things like my grocery bills I have realized I get through approximately 2 Kitchen rolls a week which I have been buying usually in packs of 4 at £2.50 per pack of 4. So that pack will last me 2 weeks.
This means I buy on average 26 packs a year @ £2.50
26 X £2.50 = £65
That’s £65 a year just on kitchen roll and here’s what I use it for.
- When I chop fruit I use kitchen roll to put the peel on and then throw into the bin.
- I do the same with some veg too
- Wipe up spills
- Wipe dirty faces
I’m sure as time goes by I’ll realize I use it for more ridiculous jobs too.
I have bowls and cutting boards to catch the fruit and veg peelings, I have rags/cloths to wipe up spills and flannels to clean faces.
Estimated saving for the year £65.00. I think it’s well worth the effort and it’s good for the environment too.
My little bit of luxury. Just to prove that frugal living isn’t about scrimping and saving or cheap and nasty I wanted to add this to my first post.
I believe 100% it is worth buying good quality toilet roll. My mum bought some cheap toilet roll a few weeks ago and it was 1 sheet thick and you could almost see through it. You ended up using twice as much if not more and no savings.
Personally I buy quilted toilet rolls, though I find non brand versions just as good as higher priced versions. I use less and it is so much nicer to use.
No saving here but a good buy all the same. And lets face it we really do need toilet roll so we may as well buy the ones that do the job well.
That’s all for today. I’d love you to hear from you, please leave your comments about today’s post below.
ESTIMATED YEARLY SAVING £65.00