Our grandparents or great grandparents didn't throw things out. Your grocery sacks, milk jugs, and old clothes all have repurpose value. If you are ever at a loss for what to do with something, ask someone over 65 or look to Pinterest.
Yup Dave Ramsey is all over this one and he is right on. When you ditch the plastic and pay with cash it just feels different, it kinda hurts! Grandma did this, credit as we now know it didn't even come in to play in the US until around 1950, I'd say we were better without them!
I have always touted this one. Even if you are in the city with nothing but a postage stamp of grass, you can grow something. Even just 1 tomato plant, or some herbs, something. It saves money!
When I studied this one out one summer I found that in 3 months (just during summer) I saved around $35 on my energy bill just from hanging clothes to dry...and you haven't lived until you have slept on line dried sheets!
those convenience foods aren't cheap, and really aren't healthy. Take a moment and stock your freezer with homemade options and when you are in a pinch, you have your ready made food all set! (HERE are some of my favorite recipes)
We are too eager to throw things out in favor of new. Call an appliance store when your burner goes out, call an fix-it man when your dryer acts up...waaay cheaper than ditching the old in favor of the new.
Can it, dehydrate it, freeze it, whatever. You don't even have to have a garden for this one if you just happen on a fantastic sale on green beans, apples or other fantastic produce.
This can seem intimidating, but trust me, the diapers today are not like grandmas- they are way EASIER! (read here)
it is healthier, cheaper and all around better. Don't know where to start? Here and here are good places.
Our grandmothers knew a lot about how to raise families on a budget, if you are lucky enough to have a grandparent who lived through the great depression, their wisdom is INVALUABLE in this area. Here's to living like our grandmas!