Waste Not, Want Not. You may be familiar with this phrase if you had a parent or grandparent who lived through the great depression or experienced war rationing. Prior generations, mainly out of necessity, demonstrated that philosophy numerous ways and learned to be resourceful with what they had. In today's world of abundance, why would anyone choose to live that way? I'll give you a few good reasons.
You tap into your creative side when you have to make do with what you have. It forces you to look at what you have in a new light. You're forced to use your imagination, giving you insight into something's hidden potential. You'll also experience a deeper level of satisfaction when creating something out of nothing. There's another great byproduct: you save lots of money!