Living on less how to save up money fast money

The good things, although they have kept me busy, have not kept me from writing. This is the part I’ve had a hard time writing because I haven’t wanted to sound like I’m complaining. I finally just decided (after writing and rewriting this paragraph) that I would just be transparent! More than two years ago I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia how to save up money fast as a kid and recently I was diagnosed with small fiber peripheral neuropathy. In between, I hurt my knee while gardening and developed plantar fasciitis how to save up money fast as a kid which limited my mobility even more. The medication I was on for the fibromyalgia caused my how to save up money fast as a kid already fuzzy thinking to worsen. The pain, fatigue and foggy thinking have changed the way I do how to save up money fast as a kid life…Which has changed the way I spend my days…Which has changed the way I save money…Which has an affect on writing blog posts!

This blog (living on less money) shared the highlights of things I did to stretch our how to save up money fast as a kid smaller income once my husband became disabled. It chronicled our journey from living LARGE to living on how to save up money fast as a kid much LESS. Most of what I wrote about were labor and time how to save up money fast as a kid intensive tasks that stretched our income in one area to how to save up money fast as a kid give us more in another area. That worked out fine at the time because I had how to save up money fast as a kid the physical strength and the time to invest. But, now the pain gets worse when I stand on my how to save up money fast as a kid feet for longer than 5-10 minutes and my doctor wants me to stop working how to save up money fast as a kid before the pain starts. I also have chronic pain in other parts of my how to save up money fast as a kid body. So, this is where I’ve had to make quite a few changes. I’ve had to decide between tasks such as making meals how to save up money fast as a kid vs. Making my own laundry detergent…Washing the truck vs. Washing our clothes, etc. I’m trying hard to learn how to downsize my life how to save up money fast as a kid and activities to only what is truly necessary. What great lessons to learn at any season of life!!

So, I am searching for new ways to live UNDER our how to save up money fast as a kid means without using a lot of physical effort or time. One way is through contentment with what is already in how to save up money fast as a kid my hand. For instance, I have old floor mats in my truck. They are very worn but they are still doing the how to save up money fast as a kid job so why replace them? In years passed I would have replaced them to keep how to save up money fast as a kid up appearances but it’s not a necessity and I can get some more how to save up money fast as a kid wear out of them. So, I’ll be content.

I’ve met a lot of poor families as I served how to save up money fast as a kid at our local food pantry these past few years. My heart has especially been touched by refugee families who how to save up money fast as a kid have given up everything for the hope of a safer how to save up money fast as a kid life in the united states. They come with the clothes on their backs and it how to save up money fast as a kid takes months…Even years… For them to find work and maintain housing. Many end up in shelters because they cannot survive financially. Yet, here I sit with all my comfort and still wanting how to save up money fast as a kid more… Nicer floor mats… When they don’t even have a car!

Honestly, through all of this, I hope to know and love jesus more through obeying how to save up money fast as a kid the hard things in his word! I want to give more out of our lower income, I want to share with those who have less and how to save up money fast as a kid to remember the widow and the forgotten. Whether it’s through learning contentment with what I own or depending how to save up money fast as a kid on him to provide for my needs or through trusting how to save up money fast as a kid him more each day because of the chronic pain… I want to find him to be enough as I how to save up money fast as a kid live with less strength, less money and less things!

1. As I wrote above, I still volunteer at a food pantry once a week. I actually visited this food pantry several years ago when how to save up money fast as a kid we had guests staying for an extended time. They were short of help so I volunteered. They asked if I could come back the next week how to save up money fast as a kid and I never left. I LOVE the relationships that are being built with the how to save up money fast as a kid people who come regularly for food and most of all how to save up money fast as a kid I love the privilege of sharing the gospel with strangers how to save up money fast as a kid and repeatedly with those who are becoming friends. I don’t believe I could come stay within my grocery budget how to save up money fast as a kid if I didn’t have the extra food because I haven’t raised my food budget in over 8 years! I am doubly blessed being able to serve and then how to save up money fast as a kid being ministered to through the food!

2. I’m relearning some old lessons on how to save money how to save up money fast as a kid in my grocery budget through a blog called, the fundamental home. I saved over $60 this month. I’m hopeful to save even more this next month. A few goals are to make a 2 week menu how to save up money fast as a kid and only shop once during those 2 weeks! Don’t go to the store in between shopping trips. Shop first from your pantry, fridge and freezer before you make the menu and then how to save up money fast as a kid stick to the menu. Make do with what you have in the house in how to save up money fast as a kid between shopping trips. Shop at discount stores.

3. I cook a LOT less meat! I’m probably eating between 2-4 ounces of meat a day and I’ve cut back my husband’s meat intake, too. I’ve also cut way back on eggs. I used to buy a box of eggs per month how to save up money fast as a kid which had 6 flats. I would use mostly whites and throw away the extra how to save up money fast as a kid yolks. The eggs were imperfect so I bought them inexpensively. The egg store closed down and so I’m paying twice the price at the store. So, now I rarely eat eggs for breakfast and I’ve stopped making as many low carb treats with coconut how to save up money fast as a kid flour which soaks up the eggs. My eggs last a lot longer. Good results have come from both of these changes. My blood pressure is back to normal and so is how to save up money fast as a kid my cholesterol.

9. My own personal make up is a place I can how to save up money fast as a kid cut back. In times past I used to buy bath and body how to save up money fast as a kid works skin care program. It costs between $40-$50. I love it and would try to make it last how to save up money fast as a kid a year. But, it’s one of those non-essentials so I found a natural skin care soap and how to save up money fast as a kid moisturizer at trader joe. The soap was around $3 and the moisturizer was $6 (or there about). What a big savings. My skin doesn’t feel as soft but in the grand scheme of how to save up money fast as a kid important things in life… Who cares!?! The next goal is to learn how to touch up how to save up money fast as a kid my hair roots so that I can save $45 every few months. YouTube here I come! 🙂 update: I learned how to touch up my hair roots! YAY!

Can’t take the hit of an extra $30 (plus) added to our electric bill from using the dryer! It’s so hot during the summer that I hang it how to save up money fast as a kid inside the garage and it dries within a few hours. This way I don’t have to rush out to the garage to start how to save up money fast as a kid a load first thing in the morning like I do how to save up money fast as a kid in the winter time. I have drying racks and clothes lines in the garage how to save up money fast as a kid that I use more in the winter. I rarely have to use my dryer in the winter. I do my wash on sunny days and hang it how to save up money fast as a kid out early.

Life is speeding by this time of year even though how to save up money fast as a kid I am moving slower. I’m getting less done but it still gives me a how to save up money fast as a kid grateful heart when I look at what the lord does how to save up money fast as a kid enable me to do throughout the month instead of what how to save up money fast as a kid I can’t do. Christmas is nearly here with all the blessings of warm how to save up money fast as a kid homes, heavier blankets and earlier evenings spent snuggled indoors.The vegetable garden and all it’s work is behind me except for some tree trimming how to save up money fast as a kid and a few beds needing to be prepared for the how to save up money fast as a kid winter months. I’ve been working on getting as much done ahead of how to save up money fast as a kid time for the holidays as I can. How about you?

1. I blanched and froze tomatoes from the garden this summer. So, I recently made a batch of spicy tomato sauce and how to save up money fast as a kid pressure canned it. I had leftover basil and parsley from the recipe which how to save up money fast as a kid I froze in ice cube trays with olive oil poured how to save up money fast as a kid over them. When they were frozen I placed them in a freezer how to save up money fast as a kid bag and marked the bags for the freezer. This has preserved the herbs better than putting them in how to save up money fast as a kid water. I can now easily toss them in a pot of how to save up money fast as a kid homemade soup.

5. We have been buying soaker hoses to eliminate hand watering how to save up money fast as a kid in our flower and vegetable garden. There were still parts of the garden that required hand how to save up money fast as a kid watering so I started thinking about how I could make how to save up money fast as a kid my life easier. I bought a few more soaker hoses and a 4 how to save up money fast as a kid port faucet. Now I just have to flip a switch each time how to save up money fast as a kid I want to change the water to a different area. No more hand watering except for 2 areas in my how to save up money fast as a kid yard (I’m still trying to figure out how to eliminate those). Sometimes you have to spend money to make your life how to save up money fast as a kid a little easier so you can save your energy for how to save up money fast as a kid the most important things in life (like stretching yourself to the limit in loving others).

7. My mornings are so busy that oftentimes I don’t get to the laundry until after lunchtime. This can cause a problem of clothes not drying before how to save up money fast as a kid nighttime since I hang my clothes on the line. Thankfully, I have a couple of clothes lines strung in my how to save up money fast as a kid garage so if I hang a load of laundry late how to save up money fast as a kid in the afternoon it’s dry by the next morning. This doesn’t work as well in the winter or cooler months. My electric bill can jump $30 in a month if I use my dryer regularly.

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