Mr. Sublime and I have been extra frugal recently. We are making a conscious effort to cut our spending so we can get the last of our credit card debt paid off and can replenish our emergency fund that was depleted by some costly but necessary car repairs. We’ve really cut back on our “convenience” items. Anything that we don’t absolutely need or can somehow squeeze by without has been crossed off the shopping list. It is times like these that I am extremely thankful I was persistent enough back in college to learn how to knit, because it has been an invaluable skill during these past few weeks.
I didn’t realize how much we actually buy (and throw away) until I wasn’t able to just run to the store for a new pack of headbands when my dogs had a field day chewing all of mine apart. It wasn’t a necessity because I can obviously live without a headband, but I like wearing one. Headbands have been a staple of my wardrobe since I was a pimply preteen, so I was pretty lost without one for a week before I remembered that I could probably just make one.
And I did. Make one, that is. In the grand scheme of things, it only saved me a dollar or two, but those small amounts add up over time. Plus, it works really well! It doesn’t slip as much as its store-bought counterparts, so I doubt I will be buying them even when our spending freeze is lifted.