I'm an ecofriendly cheapskate, though I'm not sure which came first. One of my favorite tips is a bit of advise I read about when it comes time to replace something. Most of the time when we think we need to replace something - a washing machine, a table, a stained chair, clothes, whatever - we actually DON'T need to replace it.
Clean it, paint it, dye it, tailor it, fix it... you'd be amazed how long these things can last.
Almost all of my pants have been tailored. When my dining room chairs got stained, I removed the seats and simply stapled a pretty new fabric right over the top of the stained fabric and screwed them back on (no one can tell they didn't come that way - redneck reupholstering at its best). Furniture can be patched and restained, glass can be replaced, etc. Even your computer can be upgraded instead of junked. I have a nice cream colored wool coat with some spots that won't come out - I think I'll have a nice gray wool coat when the weather turns again, or maybe red.
Save money and the world.
"If you can't win, make the fellow ahead of you break the record." - Unknown
"It's very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit." - George Sheehan
| Pounds lost: 14.0