10 of Grandma's Best Frugal Living Tips From the Great Depression
The YouTube channel Living On A Dime To Grow Rich is sharing 10 tips from the Great Depression. Her grandmothers lived through the Great Depression and shared their experiences, so here are their self-sufficiency tips from the Great Depression.
1. If you do not have the cash, do not buy it
You would not go into debt unless there was a real crisis like a sick family member.
2. Saving everything
Anything that could be reused later was saved.
3. Actually reusing
Saving is not just hoarding, the items saved were used again.
4. Making do with what you have
People would get creative, finding ways to keep using objects that we would just replace today, with the help of other things they found at home.
5. Doing without
If a child needed new shoes and it was summer, they would walk around barefoot until their parents saved enough to buy them shoes.
6. Repairing everything
If something got broken, it would be fixed, not replaced.
7. Cooking at home
Eating out was not a thing. You would cook every meal and make your lunch before you head to work.
8. Keeping it simple
Both in food and clothing, keeping it simple helped get people by.
Anything could be exchanged for anything, and people would offer one another what they had in exchange for what they needed.
10. Not whining
People would just accept what life gave them. The YouTuber says that this is an approach that many people nowadays could benefit from. She compares 2020 to what her grandmothers had to go through and says that the greatest lesson we can learn from them is to just keep going and know that eventually, we will get through it.
Grandma's tips from the Great Depression
Do you agree with this idea? Which of these tips do you think can still be relevant today? Let us know in the comments below!
For more frugal advice, discover this guide to budget-friendly meal planning with Aldi groceries or what NOT to buy at Dollar Tree now that items cost $1.25 (and where to buy them instead).
To see more videos, check out the Living on a Dime YouTube channel.