Creating a new normal

new normal, passive aggressive
I’m big on doing “the little things right” – pulling the shower curtain closed so it can dry properly, closing lids of containers after I use them, turning off the lights when I’m not in a room… and more!  My mind is often organized as one giant checklist that I like to periodically refer to.  That’s the way I am.  I am forever thinking about the little details.  But not everyone...

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Posted in: Life Hacks, Philosophy

Getting rid of the backup rug

the backup rug, carpet, rug
Up until 2 weeks ago, I had a rug propped up against a corner in my living room.  I bought it 2 years ago when I lived in an apartment with hardwood floors.  I ended up vacating that apartment rather unexpectedly due to a fire, and aside from a brief appearance in my condo, I haven’t used the rug since then. I kept it for a while because I liked the colours.  It had taken a long time for the...

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Posted in: Minimalism and Frugality, Philosophy

Cheap eats! Vietnamese “Sour Soup”

Vietnamese beef noodle soup, pho, soup, noodles, Vietnamese sour soup
Having the most frugal grocery budget in the world isn’t going to help you any if you can’t put together at least a few healthy, tasty, and cheap eats! Every month, The Outlier Model features a cheap recipe idea, along with the cost breakdown. This post originally appeared on our WordPress site. Enjoy! Simple Vietnamese “Sour Soup”   Vietnamese sour soup, or cahn chua, is typically made...

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Posted in: Recipes

Indulge yourself to stay on track

Indulge yourself, coffee, latte, splurge
Budgets are tough.  It’s easy to want things and so much harder to say no.  Saying no to yourself does get easier over time, but it helps if you leave enough room in your budget for the occasional indulgence.  It’s like a diet.  Everyone knows that eating lots of fruits, vegetables and fiber will keep you healthy, but the occasional chocolate bar does no harm and may offer some benefit as...

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Posted in: Entertainment and Leisure, Money
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