Two weeks ago I shared with you some of the things we choose not to spend money on…therefore giving us the option of eating healthier. (Because we’ve decided that eating healthier…is NOT an option….but something we must do.)
I mentioned that we do not have cable TV or pets…and that we do not eat out or go out to movies and the like except for on rare occasions (or with gift certificates).
And that is where my list stopped, because I’d been sick and had no energy left to think.
But I’ve been thinking more…and I’ve come up with a longer list. (Now, that’s something exciting…I’ve been thinking and I came up with a long list. Bet you’re ready to snooze already.)
Okay, more of the list of ways we save so that we can put our money toward good, real food:
*I cut our hair myself.
That includes all four boys, Matt and myself. I’m excited about that because that’s a lot of haircuts in one year…therefore saving us hundreds of dollars. However, I’m no expert at it..so don’t look too close. We aren’t fancy by any means. (Okay, but I do think the boys are awfully cute.)
Almost every bit of clothing our boys wear is a hand me down. We’ve been blessed so much to be given some very nice clothing from friends. The boys love this and so do we. Matt and I don’t buy new clothes very often, and when we do, that’s when I get to have lots of fun shopping clearance sales. I LOVE finding awesome deals!
We don’t travel much, but when we do we stay with family if at all possible. It saves money, and has been wonderful for our relationships with our family members. (And thankfully none of them so far has been afraid of us bringing four boys into their home for the night!)
We just don’t buy stuff. We try to just spend money on what we need, and that’s it.
I’m not sure when we’d find the time to read them anyway! And, if we really want to read one, we can go to the library.
Gifts for birthdays and Christmas are usually simple and almost always practical. And guess what? Our boys still love birthdays and Christmas. How about that?
It’s amazing how spending nothing on junk food and “snacky foods” really makes room for real food.
Well, there must be more things that we don’t spend money on that I’m not thinking of…but since I don’t spend money on it…I don’t know what it is! :)
Please join me here as I continue with the Getting Real With Food series. You CAN afford to eat healthy!! Coming up next in the series….Figuring out Where to Start.
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