Saving Money with Simple Living
If you want to save more money, whether for the security it brings you, or so that you can spend less time working and more time doing the things you love, you need simple living in your life.
Living a simpler life is something that we can all do, and it is one of the most enjoyable ways of saving more money and having more fun.
What is Simple Living?
Simple living is the art of cutting the fat from your life. This could mean spending less on things you don’t need, moving to a less expensive area of town, or growing your own food, for example. If you are living a ‘simple life’ you are focusing your time, money and energy only on the things that are truly important to you; the things that bring you true joy and value.
By focusing only on what is really important in your life, you can easily save money and increase joy – you don’t need to spend lots of money to have a great time.
So, what can you do to start saving money with simple living? Here are some of the simple living practices that could have the most dramatic impact on your finances, as well as your wellbeing:
Downsize Your Home
If you are the kind of person who finds more pleasure in the activities you do and the experiences you have, you might find that downsizing to a smaller property will give you the financial boost you need to have more fun outside the home.
For anyone who wants to downsize to a simple life, mobile homes are an excellent solution. A lot of people think that mobile homes are not as comfortable and homely as a grand house in the suburbs, but there are some truly beautiful, luxury mobile homes out there, and they can be had at a fraction of the cost of a fixed home in the same area.
Planting a garden not only enables you to cut down on grocery bills, while still being able to create delicious meals like this Crockpot Roast, but it is also a lot of fun. Time spent out in the garden is time spent inhaling fresh air, getting some exercise and doing something that connects you to nature
There is nothing wrong with having nice things, as long as they are things that you truly value. Things that have a very specific function or give you pleasure are certainly things to treasure, but if you’re like most people in the U.S., you probably own a lot of stuff that you don’t really want or need.
By going minimalist and selling the stuff you don’t need and saving the money you would have spent on superfluous, you can make a bit of money to put into the projects you really do value, and you can free up more space for living.
As you can see, living the simple life really is, well simple. It is also an excellent way to enrich your life in more than just the monetary sense, so why not give it a try?