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Response to Kaleva (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 01:32 PM

2. You are right, frugal living is more labor intensive

than just wasting everything. Luckily, there is a great feeling from doing things that save money and the Earth. And we are better off when we are doing some labor....good for the body as long as you don't push it too far.

A few suggestions. You may not want to use urine on indoor plants---but you will find out soon enough if that is not a good idea.

If you have a chest freezer, preserving foods is easy. If you don't have one, that is something that I would put on my "to do" list. I will not be without one ever since I have gotten used to it and learned how to use it. The freezer works for less labor intensive preparation of food.

I have hooks in the beams of the basement to use to stretch a clothes line back and forth. I have lots and lots of line space to use for drying down there, and all it cost was the heavy duty hooks and a couple of standard clothes lines. And the lines are up out of the way while not in use, unlike a drying rack that takes up floor space.

Good luck. You are doing great and it sounds like you are enjoying your efforts.

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