Hello all :)
I keep getting people asking me on my external blog, how we save for our trips and little luxuries.
I responded to one comment that it's not really about 'savings'. Saving implies an action that we do not indulge in. We simply leave our money in the bank. So it's more of an 'inaction' that provides the money for us to go on lovely holidays and have a comfortable life.
That got me thinking. What other 'inactions', what other activities do we all undertake, like 'insourcing', or do we all cultivate, that make us SSers?
My list of inactions would include:
Not buying a new car every two years
Not paying someone else to do things that we can do ourselves from washing our cars and the dog, to landscaping and building
Not eating out very often
Not having takeway for meals
Not eating in cafes
Not having coffee out and about
Not buying a gift when I can make one similar or identical for less
Not buying cheap gifts that will probably be discarded or re-gifted
Not buying expensive florist bouquets when a trip to the flower market and my own backyard will yield one just as beautiful
Not buying new when I can check eBay or Gumtree first and find a bargain
What else do you NOT do that contributes to your SS life?