Our grandparents knew about saving and living frugally, especially those who lived through the world wars and their own times of hardship and sacrifice. These tips were shared by a member with New England roots who remembers her Yankee grandmother sharing these suggestions:
- Cut Coupons for saving things you buy anyway.
- Shop with a grocery list. It will keep you focused on your needs and from impulse buys like the 3 for 1 gallons of ice cream sales!
- Buy generic. Many store brand items are made by the companies that manufacture your favorite brands. And do you really need pricey fancy cleaning supplies or paper products?
- Save your loose change. Collect your coins in a jar and see how fast it adds up to dollars. Publix has coin counting machines.
- Turn off the lights when you leave a room. Same goes for electronics not in use.
- Wash your laundry in cold water. The cycle will use less energy than hot water cycles, and cold water is more gentle on delicate fabrics.
“A penny saved is a penny earned.” – Ben Franklin.