5 super helpful websites for frugal living

Minimalism and frugality don’t necessarily go hand in hand, but they aren’t exactly strange bedfellows either.

Similar to minimalism, people’s motivation for voluntarily adopting a more frugal lifestyle is often centred around the idea of freedom and simple living. If you need less, want less, can get by with less there’s a possibility you can skip the 9-5 hamster wheel where a lot of us seem to spend our lives working jobs we don’t like to pay for stuff we don’t need.

Although I love a good budget, I’m not super frugal by nature but I like to draw on frugal tips when I need to batten down the wallet hatches. When I was on my debt repayment mission 2013 / 2014 I lived on a super tight budget, cut all the fat from my expenses and did what it took to hit $0.00 across my credit card balances. During that time my little obsession with frugal living blogs and online resources blossomed.

Thought I’d share some of my favourite resources from around the interweb for frugal living.


I discovered the blog of the Frugalwoods when I came across this on point post: The Joy That Comes When Less Is EnoughThe Frugalwoods describe themselves as a couple of ex-urban, rookie homesteaders finding contentment on 66 acres in central Vermont along with their daughter and dog. Extreme frugality made their dream a reality; now they’re charting a life of purpose beyond the 9-5.

Frugal and Thriving

This a a great aussie blog for thrifty living. Started in 2009 by a frugal mama called Melissa, it’s packed full of frugal tips for households, green living ideas and urban homesteading / small space living. 

Zen Habits

Zen Habits is just an all round awesome site. Leo Babauta writes on all things minimalism and simple living but this is a great post about a list of frugal choices he recommends to others.

How to be frugal without wasting your time

The article from Lifehacker is all about focusing your energy on making big savings, rather than spending hours hunting down coupons to save $1.00 on bread at the super market like some frugalers.  

Brothers Green MTV / YouTube  So these guys aren’t all about frugal living but their series  How To Live On $3.00 (3 X $1.00 meals) Per Day is about as frugal as you can get with food. Oh, and they are pretty hil.ARIOUS too. Check it out. 

Elesha 🙂


I'm Elesha! I'm minimalist lifestyle coach, decluttering ninja and expert coffee drinker. I'm here to help you rise up from the clutter. I help overwhelmed women get out from under the clutter by applying minimalist living principles to their homes and lives!