Many people will abandon a budget if it is too complex or requires more bookkeeping and analysis time than they can (or are willing to) spend.
Budgeting allows you to take control of your finances. You work too hard for your money to not manage it. Budgeting is simply implementing a plan for your money.
There was zero waste due to repurposing and recycling.
Living frugally simply means maximizing your hard-earned income and reducing wasteful spending so you can live well … regardless of how small or large your income is.