You know, I was in Walmart the other day for the first time in almost 6 years. Recently I’ve been twice – once to get affordable glasses for Annie (no eye insurance) and once yesterday…to look at Pioneer Woman’s dishes. For 6 years, I happily lived without it. Why?
It’s not because I hate Walmart or think people who shop there are going straight to Hades. No. Some of my best friends (and my mom) shop there. It’s not because I have some beef with how I’ve been treated there. No. Here’s why:
I just don’t like it. That’s all.
But while I was there on Sunday to look at dishes, something struck me HARD. And it wasn’t a ball or a random flying bird. It was a thought. I know – shocking.
There was so much out – so much stuff – and it wasn’t expensive!!! A few times, even being the frugal (tightwad) that I am, I thought “Hey! It would be cool to have that!”
Dude. And that’s when it finally hit me. Finally I knew why Barry and I are able to save so much money.
Do you want to know the #1 best way to save money? I’m going to tell you.
I know. You might have jumped on here thinking I was going to share some magical formula and you were going to be amazed and floored. But really, the truth is so obvious that I’m surprised we don’t all know it!
All those displays at the store are researched and thought out to help you SPEND MORE MONEY.
Every time you leave the house, you’re spending money.
- Time (time is money)
Every time you chose to stay home, it’s a choice to spend less. The temptation to spend money is very strong. But it’s easier to avoid from your house.
This is super easy for someone like me, who likes to stay home anyway. But what about those of you who can’t stand the thought of staying home?
Minimize your trips out. Make your 1-2 trips a week be enough to get everything you need – instead of leaving every single day (not including work). A couple of dollars here and there really start to add up before you’re aware of it.
If you’re trying to get out of debt or trying to save money, staying at home is the best option you have!
-Plan a staycation
-Play games and watch movies on Netflix (around $10/month) instead of going to the movies and out to eat
-Eat special meals at your own table by using candles, or eat in the floor and call it a picnic
Learn to be happy and content at home. Home is where the heart is. And money is more likely to stay in your account.
Did you know this trick to saving money?