The news today is a bit disheartening on the frugal front. As much as I’d love to think we are inching our way out of a recession, I’m not so sure that is the case just yet. There is always a “reason” for things such a gas prices rising to almost $5/gallon. As a result food prices could likely soar as well. Top that with the prediction that diaper prices will skyrocket and you have the recipe for a further hurting economy.
With gas so high it’s almost too expensive to get to work. Then with the food prices going up, your basic living costs are going to become an even greater burden. I’m sure many of you watched the debates and saw that 47% of American’s are recieving some sort of government aide – that’s HALF of our country!
Trust me we’re in the same boat as you and it’s easy to become weary and worried. Instead however I’d like to make it a goal here at The Frugal Find to rediscover ways to rise above this mess and provide for our families. I think many of the solutions will come from going back to the basics and making our own foods, household supplies, clothes (cloth diapers), etc.
We’re in the middle of redesigning the “look” of TFF but it’s so much more than that – we’re redesigning the heart of TFF. We will always share online deals, coupons, store match-ups, and Black Friday finds. Along with that there will be an increased focus on sustainable living that works for all families. Whether you’re living in an apartment or on a farm, there are things you can do to make sure your family thrives during tough economic times.
A few of the topics I’d like to tackle here at TFF will include:
Bulk Cooking and Freezing Meals
Homemade instead of Store-Bought Goods
DIY Home Improvement Tips
Maximizing Space when Space is Limited
and so much more!
Thankfully though even as we prepare for the needs of our family, the burden doesn’t lie on us …
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?”
Will you join us as we head in this new and exciting direction? Really it’s just an extension of many of the posts we’ve already written, but in my heart I believe it’s the way many of us need to go to ensure our families are well taken care of. If you’d like to get a taste for some of the things we’d like to expand on you can head over and check out our categories: Frugal DIY, From Our Pantry, and Stock Piling.