If you are anything like me, there are two things you really struggle with:
- Paying $4 per gallon for gasoline
- Getting enough exercise
How are these two things connected? And what the HECK does this have to do with mowing your lawn?
WELLL…. yesterday I was reading an article in Whole Living magazine (which, by the way, mysteriously started showing up on my doorstep at the beginning of the year…) about this lady with a push mower. No, no not the gas powered kind of mower that you have to push… I mean like this old-school reel mower:
Retro, no? I love it! And what I love even more is this:
The woman in the article had a dilema. A couple dilemas actually. One was that she had become a mother, and getting the lawn mowed just could not happen safely with little children close-by. Another was that she was trying to squeeze exercise time into already jam-packed-hectic days.
I have those same dilemas, plus one more: gasoline is EXPENSIVE! Mowing your lawn a couple times a week in summer? That can get pricey, even before you add in maintenance costs.
Enter retro reel mower. This woman spends 20 minutes every day mowing a part of her lawn. Multiplied by 7, and throughout the course of a week the whole thing gets mowed. Her kids can play safely near-by, she can put her baby safely in a carrier, get her lawn mowed, get some exercise in AND save money doing it. BRILLIANT!
The people I live with have a riding mower, but I’m half tempted to ask if I can get a reel mower and start doing the lawn myself, just because I want the exercise!
How about you? Ever use a reel mower?? Have any other fun creative ways to combine saving money with some of your other goals and chores? Leave a comment!