Tuesday, July 3, 2012
101 Frugal Tips #25
Often the more complicated you make things the more expensive they become. This is true of menus, wardrobes, parties/events, and more.
Throwing a child's birthday party? Keep it simple. Cake and ice cream and a silly game or two really does a party make.
Getting dinner on the table? Skip the gourmet ingredients and stick to the basics. Dishes that require the fewest ingredients are often the least expensive and have the added benefit of being easier to prepare.
Gathering school supplies? Pick one store/sale that has the majority of the items on your list. Chasing deals that save pennies can have hidden costs like extra gas money and little additions to your shopping cart at each stop.
You get the idea. Simple can add up to savings.