Frugal Skills List

by Jenn @ Frugal Upstate on January 11, 2012

Hello there loyal Frugal Upstate readers (and newbies who are just stopping to say hello)!

Today is data entry for tax prep day for me.  Blech.  I hate bookkeeping and taxes and accounting and all that stuff.  I’m much more a creative person (in case you couldn’t tell) although I am really good at organizing projects and such. . .

Long story short-I’ve got to sit here and do the not so fun part of work today-so instead of an informative post by me, I’m going to ask you all for help!  Yes, help!

You see a brilliant idea came to me in the shower this morning (as so many ideas do).  I was thinking about how so much of living a frugal, sustainable and prepared life is about having skills and skill sets that enable you to be frugal.  I want to not only continue to build my own skills, but to help you all identify and build skills that will help all of you live the best life possible while staying within your means.

Ok, that’s great and all. . . but where do you the readers come in?

Well, I thought it would be fun today to come up with a big, huge list of every single skill we can think of that is helpful to frugal living.  Then I’ll roll it all up into one big sort of outline type list which I will post (and add to as folks come up with more).  As I either find great resources or write posts myself that pertain to those skills I’ll go back and link–that will make the list one big huge frugal living index!

So what do you think?  What skills can you think of?  Here are a few to get started that come to mind for me in the 2 minutes I have before I have to get my butt off line and start data entry.  blech.

(note: don’t be afraid to add very specific sub skills-ie under cooking might be “how to bake bread”)

Cooking from Scratch

       baking, braising, roasting,

sewing

      Mending, hems, replacing buttons, taking in or out a seam

Gardening

    Growing your own veggies, starting seeds, saving seeds, composting

Changing your own oil

Preserving food

     Canning, dehydrating, freezing

 

OK, I can’t wait to hear what you all come up with!

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