The Amish are not trying to get rich and own lots of things, build large skyscrapers and so on. But they do have ways in which they live that can teach us about being humble, spending less and growing our income while being satisfied with a little. Here we have some practical things that are practiced by the Amish that we can introduce into our day to day lives at least for a while until we can truly see from the stand point of our bank accounts and personal maturity that we have out grown this lifestyle and can do more and be more.
Here are ten Money saving tips from the Amish People:
Grow and preserve your own food
It can be such a treat of awesome fulfillment when we know that the food that we are eating are from our own farm. With so many genetically modified organisms on the shelves these days, we often wonder which are food and which are not. And we even find that we are not getting that wonderful tasting oomph from some of the foods we are used to and love so much. If we can manage to grow and preserve our own fruits and vegetables we will not only live healthier but we will save so much money too. Imagine not having to buy things such as milk, eggs, apples , mangoes, broccoli and so on. What a wonderful way to live.
Cook from Scratch
Let us bear in mind that the labor, the ambiance, the electricity and the taxes that a restaurant come with will all be charged to us when we eat out. Sure it is quite convenient, and nothing is wrong with that. But are we really in the position to be taking on all of that expense? No one can know that more than you. But if you are in the position where you want to save some cash and find the right time to splurge on fine dining, cooking from home may come in very handy.
Use Clothes Lines
Our laundry will be locked up in its place for all of the times it is not on our bodies. So for a fresher laundry you could let it get some well needed breeze after they are washed. This in turn will save on electricity bills.
Reduce Time In Front of the Screen
If we can find a way to have more fun playing lets say board games, soccer, soft ball, football, base ball and other fun and exciting things instead of watching out days away on the screens, we may save same money and somehow in the process get more healthy. Not everyone may agree bur research has shown that even three minutes of raised heart rate- that is when we exercise- com reduce stress levels. Physical activities can truly be helpful.
Preserve Food by Canning
Whether we plant them or buy them at the local market. If we can find out how to preserve foods when they are in season and cheap, it can be such a big advantage for us when they go out of season and get expensive. As a matter of fact, if we can do some great fruit jams, jellies and pickles, not only can we survive well – but we sell some of them and create a business. Lots of these canning businesses started from home and exploded based on demand.
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