I’ve explained before that the key to being able to make the amount of travel happen that I have been able to thus far is due to my frugality — frugality in life and travel decisions. But, yesterday (day 69), as I was chipping the ice out of my bar fridge’s freezer in order to make ice packs for my sore ankles (it’s what I’m working with at the moment), I got to thinking that being resourceful goes hand in hand with the frugality and thriftiness.
I must be the queen of being resourceful. I mean, seriously, have you read about my amazing McGyver skills? Locked out of my room, unable to get in touch with the landlord, flatmates begging me to just call a locksmith, I refused to give up. I saw a metal hanger and wowed them all with my awesome, resourceful skills that helped me save a handful of money.
It’s little things like this that help me save a buck or two to help me travel. Even on the road, I’ve been known to take what I have and make it work for me. I’ve sewn holes in my t-shirts, duct-taped pieces of shoe together, layered up instead of choosing to carry a proper coat… what about you?
What have you done in a resourceful manner to help you save money when you travel? Have you created a bug net out of a bed sheet or created extra straps for your backpack with old shoelaces to attach your sleeping bag?
I’d love to hear what you have to say! Leave a comment, and I’ll put together a master post with all of your ideas in the near future.
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