Tuesday, April 21, 2015
I glanced at everyone's lunches and smiled to myself. It was amazing to me that not one person had a lunch that wasn't homemade. Most in fact had brought leftovers from other meals. Finally, I looked up from my own packed lunch and said, "The best way to save money is to pack a lunch everyday, to bring your own coffee instead of stopping to buy, and to use all your leftover food to it's best advantage." One of the teachers (who always used to buy a lunch) asked me what made me say such a thing. I told her to roughly add up what she would have spent in a week buying lunches and stopping for coffee. When she did the shock on her face was something to see. Then I told her to roughly figure out what it cost to pack her lunch today (mostly leftovers). Right away she saw a big difference.
I went on to say that repairing clothing right away was another great way to save. By doing so a person negates the need to run out and replace something that is ripped or torn. Thus saving the cash to buy something more necessary perhaps.
Thrifty is once again becoming cool. People are becoming more aware of how hard it is to make that dollar and are wanting to make that dollar last as long as possible. I am beginning to think that perhaps I am not quite as alone as I thought.
Everybody have a wonderful evening.