We attended a “western” themed banquet Saturday night. Since I did not have “western” clothes in my closet and I headed to Goodwill.
I found a wool fringed jacket and some “Lawman” brand jeans…but neither one would zip shut! I considered getting them anyway because they were so cheap, but remembered we would be having a nice meal, and I left them there. (Never buy clothes because they are cheap.)
Then I did what I should have done in the first place…called my sister. Of course, she had a leather fringed jacket and a cowboy hat that she was happy to loan me.
She also sent me a box of various spices. She buys her spices at “The Dutchman’s Store,” which is run by Amish. They grow and package their own spices and produce.
My sister filled her spice jars and sent the excess to me. I don’t keep many spices on hand because I store them in the freezer, see “The Spice of Life,” http://wp.me/pKNzn-Aj.
I decided to do the same thing. I filled my containers and threw the rest back in the box to give to my sister-in-law.
Hoarding is not frugal. Keep what you need and pass the rest on.