ove. While the tangible letting go of items is fantastic (and I highly recommend decluttering!), minimalism can do good in your life in more ways than one. Minimalism saves money.
We could all use some tips to help us really save money on groceries in 2022!
With inflation at 6.2% at the end of 2021, it’s no wonder that we are all starting to see the effects of inflation. Outside of vehicles, gas, and homes, grocery products such as meat have risen nearly 6% in price in the last year. Companies have also started making packages of our favorite grocery items smaller but kept the price the same (shrinkflation). With prices going up in the grocery store, it’s time that we get into some tips on how to save money on groceries!
Lifestyle inflation is a huge drain on finances. Lifestyle inflation occurs when your income goes up, so does your spending. At first, it appears very justifiable! Fighting lifestyle inflation is tough. In a culture that says “treat yo self!” in just about every situation, here are a few tools to arm yourself with so you don’t give in to lifestyle inflation.
In January of this year, I embarked on a 100 day challenge of wearing the same dress every single day. It was a decision I made because I craved more simplicity in my wardrobe and less wondering if things still fit or looked good. This dress made me realize that my happiness with a smaller, more basic wardrobe is greater than when I owned hundreds of clothing items. And because I’m wearing the same dress everyday, a light gray dress even, I’ve learned how to take better care of my garments. Today I’m sharing how to make clothing last longer!
When we make our clothing last longer, we not only want fewer things in our wardrobe, we also have less need to replace items that wear out quickly (I see you there fast fashion). Taking good care of clothing in my capsule wardrobe has made me value quality materials over cheap “disposable” clothing.
There are loads of ways to take of your clothes, so these are just a few of the things that we do to make sure our clothing lasts longer before replacing it or buying anything new.
I’ll go ahead and spoil this one… This amazing gift idea list isn’t full of links to click to order things with free two day shipping. Everything on this Valentine’s day gift ideas list is FREE and takes very little time to prepare. You’re welcome. When did Valentine’s become a second Christmas (and Easter a third)? Cut the consumerist crap that tells you that your love one won’t feel special without this expensive gift that will eventually end up in the donate pile.
Can I get a hallelujah that 2020 is over? It was a rough, but we’ve come out the other side with refreshed goals and far more enthusiasm. One of our goals is to save as much money as we can this year. The next goal is to have a more minimalist lifestyle and be less of a consumer. By inviting more minimalism into our lives, we buy fewer and fewer things. That’s why we’ve created this list of 21 things we won’t buy in 2021.
This is list isn’t meant to shame you if you do buy these items. Everyone’s life is different and I respect that. The items that made it onto this no-buy list are there for good reason.
Ever venture into a store and want to buy all the things? I think we’ve all been there. Especially with the holidays fast approaching, we need to whip our wallets into shape and build a habit of asking ourselves these questions before we buying anything new. So what are the questions to ask yourself before buying something new? I’m glad you asked!
When people start to save money, they automatically go for the cheapest option or stop buying things all together. And while this can be a great way to save money up front, are you actually saving money in the long run? Sometimes, spending more money to purchase an item or service pays off and will save you money in the future. Let’s look at some great examples of when it pays to spend money to save money!
Let’s face it – we’re all at home a little more these days. And with being home for many months now with the same people… all day… we start to feel a little restless. Maybe it’s time to start looking for a new home! But how do you start to save money for a house? Lucky for you, I have loads of tips on how to save money for a house and how to make the home buying process go smoothly.
You probably don’t think twice about throwing out food that has gone bad. That lonely stalk of celery, the odd russet potato, the last two slices of meatloaf… But turn that food you just threw away into money, that might make you think twice. Food waste is a HUGE problem in the US. According to the USDA, up to 40% of food in America is wasted. That equates to 133 billion pounds (218.9 pounds) or $161 billion. YIKES!!