As I get older, I find more and more value in recycling and renovating. I have done some really fun things with old furniture, clothing, and even enjoy creating found art.
When I was younger, I didn’t so much value things as I do now or realize how limited resources can really be. So, these days, my goal is to fix whatever can be fixed before looking at something new.
This is especially true when I am thinking of refinishing our deck or finding ways to restore patio furtniture. Patio furniture restoration can save you anywhere from 30% -70% of the replacement cost. As the summer nears its inevitable end and fall is near, I fondly look out on the backyard filled with memories of barbeques and summer parties, of skinned knees and summer sun.
I recall fresh tomatoes and cucumbers, strawberries, and an overabundance of zucchini which we made into delicious bread for the neighbors. I love growing my own fruits and vegetables. I love having cilantro and dill in my backyard. Being thrifty has its perks for sure! The more I save, the more I have for a rainy day or that unexpected expense – and this really can impact all areas of my life.
After a while, it becomes a fun game. Saving resources and saving money makes me smile.