How to Economize

Mending Crew 1951 (6942859866)
True economy consists in always making the income exceed the out-go. Wear the old clothes a little longer if necessary; dispense with the new pair of gloves; mend the old dress: live on plainer food if need be; so that, under all circumstances, unless some unforeseen accident occurs, there will be a margin in favor of the income.
P.T. Barnum

2 Replies to “How to Economize”

  1. Wonderful photo! Which one are you?
    Seriously, I just mended a torn seam on a brand new garment bought for $5 at a charity shop. I have a knitted item waiting to be unpicked at home, to reuse the wool, after finding a hole in it that can’t be repaired. It’s all about time and bothering to do these jobs – and learning the skills. They help me end up with a better garment than the bulk stuff churned out of cheap factories in China.

    1. Yay for mending, reusing and quality clothes! I find I’m more likely to actually do the job if I have something to keep my mind amused while I work – a DVD, audiobook, my Dearly Beloved reading aloud… Perhaps it’s time to reintroduce the tradition of the Thimble Tea?

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