Here’s a few ways that I’m saving a little moolah this year. These are some things you probably already do yourself, and I’d love some feedback on other ways to cut corners.
I like to use a little term I picked up from one of my bloggy friends called “de-trolling.” Here’s a definition for ya……De-trolling: Making oneself look presentable. De-trolling includes but is not limited to shaving legs, plucking eyebrows, painting nails, etc.
So, you ladies and gents can probably relate that de-trolling costs can seriously add up. Lately, I’ve been doing all of these things myself. I used to get my eyebrows threaded (which feels healthier and more organic than waxing) and of course, who doesn’t like to get their nails done? But, I know all you crafty ladies out there can do your own nails and probably do just as good of a job as the professionals. 🙂
Warning: Failure to de-troll could cause side effects such as this:
“But, Cat,” you may ask, “I love getting my nails done! It is so therapeutic! It’s my escape! Must. Not. Let. Go.” Well, consider that for the cost of your $15.00 manicure you can buy some swanky bubble bath, a bottle of wine, and a paperback and enjoy a nice long bath. Plus your bubble bath product will likely last a month or so, unlike the manicure which seems to always chip the next day.
So, think about your daily spending habits. Where else can you cut costs? Try buying clothes and everyday items like undergarments at places like Tar-jay rather than spending a fortune on the same thing at Victoria’s Secret. Next time you go decide to purchase a service, ask yourself if you can do it at home. I still struggle with these things, especially on the food end. When I am super exhausted from work and know I am facing a long evening of reading for school, it’s so easy for me to pop to Wendy’s and eat rather than make dinner. But, I keep trying!
What sorts of things do you do for yourself? Are you all swanky and skilled at cutting your own hair or doing your own spray tan? Spill it.
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