With inflation and the cost of things like food having gone up a ton in the past year or two, I decided to put together a few money-saving tips practiced by the Amish. Three of these have to do with saving on food bills, and two of them are for general money-saving (tips & video below).
Are these completely revolutionary, reinventing-the-wheel ideas? Drumroll…no, they’re not. However, based on some of the YouTube commenters’ responses, there might be a couple things you hadn’t tried before. In a nutshell, here they are:
- Shopping at Bent ‘n’ Dent stores – aka salvage stores, discount groceries, “banana box” stores. A great way to pay half-price or better, as long as you’re not too picky about damaged packaging or expiration dates.
- Simple clothing – Amish don’t spend a lot of time chasing fads or deciding what to wear each day. Simple, durable, long-lasting clothing saves money in more than one way
- Buying in bulk – both at bulk food stores (common in Amish communities) and at large supermarkets like Costco
- Reusing & Repairing – repairing things like shoes and a host of other home and work items, rather than discarding them
- Gardening & Canning – nearly every Amish home has a garden of some size. Amish can not only veggies but fruits and even meat
I go into greater detail on each in the video. Would be happy to hear any additional ideas you might have as far as money-saving ideas practiced by the Amish. Runtime: 5:49.