The definition of luxury is not set in stone, and should only be defined by the individual. Luxury should be obtainable, after all, and you should never settle for anything less than your dreams. You can create a beautiful wardrobe with less than a hundred dollars. You can enjoy delicious meals regularly without breaking the bank. You can do so much cheaply; you just need to follow this easy guide on how to live more luxuriously on a budget every day.
The biggest mistake you can make when it comes to fashion is to assume that you have to buy your clothes new. There are so many clothes out there in the world that they are filling up landfills and oversaturating and even destroying the textiles industry in countries overseas.
What this means, essentially, is that you can find great, fashionable clothes for a fraction of the price just by shopping at your local goodwill. Yes, it will take time, and you will have to go back again and again, but that does not mean you cannot find great pieces. What’s more, is that when you do find something beautiful, you are almost guaranteed to be the only one wearing it. Shop at your local goodwill, support your local community, get a good deal, and curate your own unique sense of style. You just need to be patient.
The common assumption with food is that fresh food is far too expensive to buy. Done right, you can budget fresh food and enjoy better, healthier meals all at once. All you need to do is put more effort into preparation. If there are local farmer’s markets, go there for your produce first. Otherwise plan your meals based on ingredients, so that you can use your fresh food to its fullest, rather than throwing some away once it has gone off. You can find so many great recipes online, like this Laksa recipe, and save them for the future. Plan in advance so that you can ensure you use all the resources available to you.
Going to the gym is not the only way you can get exercise. In fact, it is one of the best ways to waste your money. Unless you go every day and have a specific exercise routine that requires you to use the equipment available, you are better off finding free, alternative ways to get your exercise in. Dancing at home, following free online videos on YouTube, and going for runs are all great ways to exercise for free. If you want to actually save money, however, and your place of work has a shower you can use, try biking to and from work instead. It’s a great, green alternative that will save you a lot of money and help you be the most fit you have ever been in your life.
Living luxuriously and healthily does not mean you need to spend beyond your means, it just means that you need to be more purposeful. From free to cheap alternatives, there are so many ways you can better your life; you just have to get started.