30 Old-Fashioned Frugal Tips From Grandma

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It’s no secret that grandma’s generation was made up of incredibly industrious women. They went through many hard times like the depression and WWII that forced them to use what they had, which normally wasn’t much. I admire their strength and wisdom and think the younger generations should employ some of their frugalness. So today I’m sharing 30 Old-Fashioned Frugal Tips from Grandma in hopes that we can learn what it means to use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without!

30 Old-Fashioned Frugal Tips From Grandma

Save old containers for reuse.

Line dry clothes.

Cook from scratch.

Bake your own bread.

Mend your clothes.

Make your own tomato sauce.

Use cloth instead of paper towels or napkins.

Save old sheets/clothes and make a rag rug.

Eat at home.

Grow your own food.

Learn to can what you grow.

Learn to dehydrate what you grow.

Make your own pie crust.

Make bookmarks or placemats from old greeting cards.

Use both sides of the paper before recycling it.

Learn to stock a frugal pantry.

Make several meals from one chicken.

Make your own cleaning products.

Make your own laundry detergent.

Eat simple meals such as beans or soup.

Make your own chicken broth.

Drink water instead of soda or juice.

Cook dried beans in your slow cooker and freeze the leftovers.

Make your own biscuits.

Make your own natural remedies for medicine.

Focus more on relationships than material possessions.

Live in a smaller house.

Exercise for free by cleaning your house or working in the garden.

Make your own applesauce.

Grow your own flowers for bouquets.

What is your favorite tip? What would you add do the list? I’d love to know!

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Missy | Graceful Little Honey Bee
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