Advice That Never Gets Old – 47 Frugal Tips From Our Grandparent’s Era
“Do you feel that frugality is a dying art? Or maybe you already put into practice many of the following frugal ideas.
Necessity meant that our grandparents (or great-grandparents, or parents, depending on your age), had to be frugal. And they had to stretch every penny as far as possible. We rarely have to go to such lengths, but we can learn a thing or two from our older generations about saving money. There’s one common theme that runs through all the following depression era frugal tips and it’s this: waste nothing. In a time of scarcity, no one could afford to waste a thing.
In some ways it was easier back then: things were built to last and they were built to be repaired. Now things are designed to be wasted. But that doesn’t mean we have to buy into the consume and waste cycle. It just means we have to be a bit more savvy with how we spend our money and what we do with the things we buy.
The frugal tips from our grandparents are even more relevant than ever.”