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Response to canoeist52 (Original post)

Thu Dec 22, 2011, 11:35 AM

9. I struggle with this too, and I found that buying less is a good approach.

The ultimate in frugality is to not acquire something in the first place. I used to shop to relax. If I shopped at a tag sale I felt that I was being frugal, but stuff is stuff. Now I try not to buy things in the first place unless I am going to use it right away. I follow the same approach when deciding whether to keep something or not. Will I use this glass jar immediately? If so, I put it to use. If not, I toss it in recycling.

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