In order for me to survive living on my own, I have to be really frugal and smart with my money. A few months ago I took my credit cards out of commission, they were all maxed out so I had to start living off of only what money I actually had in the bank. (I don’t have any savings, I can’t afford it) It was rough at first! I had two major freak-outs because I went to a balance of zero and still had bills to be paid/gas to be put in the car. In both instances, God provided for me and the money popped up. I am so thankful, He has done the same for me in the past. Only when I get to the very bottom, but that way I am able to appreciate it so much more.
I now pay a certain amount on each credit card a month and I am working my way out of that debt, I can actually use one of my cards again when I need to fill in that gap. I’ve never been the kind of person who is wasteful with money, but now I am extra aware of trying to save. Because of that I am always looking for new ways to reuse & recycle things. It’s led to fun DIY projects, recipes, etc. I am working on a project that will utilize all of those ideas but I’m not sharing that until I’ve got more to show!
One of my most recent money saving projects is this: regrowing produce! I got to the heart of my lettuce and decided to plant it instead of buying another. Within a day, I saw new growth…and each day it’s grown more than the last. I get so excited to see it’s progress! I don’t use lettuce THAT much, so the waiting isn’t a big deal. I have some tomatoes and bell pepper in the fridge I may try this with too!