01 March 2013

Welcome to MOO Month!

It's March, the month where Cheapskaters focus on MOOing as much as they can.  The challenge for the month is to MOO at least one thing a day - and it's much, much easier than you'd think.

MOOing is simply Making Our Own. Anything. It could be washing powder (easy with Cheapskates Washing Powder) or vanilla extract (so much easier than you'd ever imagine). Or it could be newspaper seed pots or PJs for the kids, new curtains - absolutely anything you can think of.

The goal of MOO month is to help you realise that you don't need to buy everything you need or want, most of those things you can make yourself, and in doing so save yourself money, time and energy, and show a kindness to our planet that modern living pushes aside.

We have been brainwashed into believing that we can't make the things we need, that we must buy them because bought is so much better.

That is simply not true!

Yes, it's a great marketing ploy and it's worked really well - until now.

Now it's time to take control of your money, so that you decide what it gets spent on.

You don't need to be a great cook or an amazing dressmaker or have the greenest of thumbs to MOO. Anyone can, you just need to try.

Making peanut butter couldn't be easier. Ditto making vanilla extract. There is absolutely no excuse for not being able to make your own vanilla extract - all you do is drop some vanilla beans into a bottle of vodka and put the lid back on and that applies to most MOOing.

Throughout March I'll be adding one new MOO idea a day right here on the blog. I'd love if you tried them all, but if you can't, try to MOO one thing you need or want (and leave a comment below so we can share your MOOing).

You'll be surprised at just what you can MOO, and at how much lighter and cheaper your grocery trolley will be when you MOO regularly.

1 comment:

  1. Had a day off work today so have made 4 liters of miracle spray i liter of weed killer and a jar of ant killer also cooked some meals with my leftover roast lamb that I had frozen so feeling quite productive today thanks for all the great ideas Is there a recipe for the homemade peanut butter somewhere

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