I really work hard to make choices that use what we have and if we spend money, use that money wisely. Here are some frugal choices I made last week.
We made all of our meals at home this week. No restaurant food for us!
We visited friends at their new house. They made us lunch.
I gave myself and Miss Petrie pedicures.
I bought storage bags at Walgreens this week ($1/package). I bought 5 packages. This is my stock-up price.
We met friends at the park for a morning playdate.
I did not shop for groceries. I will go this week because we need some staples, but I know that I have saved money by not hitting the store for odds and ends.
I have been researching homemade cleaning solutions, which can be very inexpensive for the large amounts made. (One of the reasons I want to do this is that my little Miss PD is a Curious George and gets into everything and loves to put unknown things into her mouth. Yeah. So, I figure if I use stuff like vinegar and essential oils, it might not taste good to her, but I won’t have to call Poison Control if she gets into it.)
We had friends come over for a playdate. I made lunch and Rice Krispy treats for dessert.
I checked out two books from the library on easy freezer meals. Freezer meals act as fast food for us. They help me to resist getting take-out when I don’t want to cook. I am trying to prep extra freezer meals for the beginning of school, since we will be so busy.
I made 5 containers of pesto from our garden basil and froze them. If I continue to do this every couple of weeks until the end of October, we will have basil for the next 6-9 months.
Any frugal advice for me? I’m constantly re-evaluating where we can reasonably save.
This entry was posted on Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 at 4:42 pm and is filed under frugality.