What's the First Thing You Cut Back On?

What's the First Thing You Cut Back On?

Laure Joliet
Sep 29, 2008

Last week we asked if you turned to Craigslist to make a little money on the side. Now we're curious if there are places you're cutting back on in the current economic downturn. Maybe you haven't been affected (except psychologically) or maybe you're being affected a lot. What are the first things to go at home when you're trying to cut back on spending?

For us it's meals out. We'll take a look at our budget and realize that we've been spending way too much going out for dinner so we make an effort to cook more at home and invite people over so we still get a sense of community. So where to you trim the fat? Cut down on a housekeeper? Eat in more? Organize swaps with your friends? Is anyone looking at downsizing their apartment?

The image above is from Oh!Rechew! who found everything either through craigslist or at a garage sale or thrift store.

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