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Frugal Things We Did This Past Week

These are the frugal things we have done the past week.

I already told you about Hubby’s purchase of shelving for the garage. It is all up now except for the bottom shelf which will get put up after they do our garage floor.

My son brought his jack so that Hubby and he could jack up the shed. In the meantime, Hubby was cleaning the garage and he found his jack in a cabinet. They worked on this last Sunday.

My son took my origami shelving unit down into the basement from the garage. I had him place it where I wanted it. I haven’t decided what I will use the shelves for. I think I will be rearranging things down there and then making decisions. I plan on spending an hour a day this week doing that.

I washed a load of clothing once last week using cold water to wash and rinse. I hung everything to dry.

I washed a load of towels along with some guest room sheets. They were dried in my dryer using the wool balls which cuts down the dryer time by 20-30 minutes.

Our A/C has been off most of the past week. It has been cooler and a lot less humid. We have been enjoying the fresh air blowing in through the windows. We have had some nice gentle winds those days. 

For entertainment, we enjoyed watching the Buffalo Bills pre-season football game. We played board games with West. 

I have been doing a lot of walking around our neighborhood. I want to slowly work my way up to 8 miles a day. I have been invited to go to Disney World for their 50th Anniversary in 2021. Now that I am getting healthier, I want to see if I can walk the parks down there and not have to maneuver a scooter. My family walks about 8 miles in a park each day when they go. So by working on this now, I will know whether I can do it or not. If I can, the bonus is that I will not have to rent a scooter for a week.

I am getting low on quart size storage bags. They are wearing thin from being washed again and again. I got a great deal on Amazon . It works out to $.05 a bag which is a terrific deal. Better yet I paid for them using reward points. These are storage bags only not freezer bags.

I got my Rakuten rebate of $ 17.03. I got a mail in rebate of $6.00.

My liquid hand soap order that I told you about in a prior post arrived yesterday. That was about 2-4 weeks earlier than they said it would. I always worry about liquid things leaking in shipment. This was packed so well that it never would have leaked. This 4 gallons will last us a long, long time.

A friend, who started blogging way back when I did, mentioned that she uses fold over blank cards for gifts.  I am getting low on my blank cards that I sometimes use, so I searched on Amazon for these blank cards . They were $24.50+ tax for 100. They do not come with envelopes but due to a bulk purchase 16 years ago when we lived in Arizona, I already have envelopes that will fit them. I am always looking for a cheaper way to do things. This purchase will cut my card using price to less than half of what I normally pay. I can use them for gifts or even just when I need a card to mail. I have many ways that I can dress them up including my stamps and ink pads. 

I bought some more bagels at Panera Bread yesterday for Hubby. They are cheaper for 13 on Tuesdays…just $6.99.  I bagged them up in portions and put them in the freezer. He can just pull one out the night before he wants one. I paid for them with a gift card. 

Hubby made some more homemade cinnamon cream cheese spread for his bagels.

Hubby and I had our teeth cleaned. Two cleanings, flouride treatments, and exams twice a year, for each of us are covered in full by our discount dental plan. Hubby also had some work done and we got a discount of 20% on that.

I repaired a pair of shorts for Hubby.

Knowing that we were going to be out a good part of the day on dental cleaning and errand day, I put 2 nights worth of chicken in the crock pot to cook on low. All I had to do for dinner later was steam some broccoli and make Hubby some rice.

What are the frugal things you have done this past week? Please share with all of us. 

10 replies on “Frugal Things We Did This Past Week”

We ate out of the garden, used foods from freezer that were purchased at rock bottom prices. Fixed the pond pump with a Whack. Had hubs fix shop lights.

Hi AD, this is Chris. Last week was not a frugal one here since we were still on our vacation, but when we got home, we went to Kroger to get a rotisserie chicken, salad in a bag, King's Hawaiian rolls and a few other groceries so we didn't have to go out to eat. I am feeling much better today.

I wanted to mention that I got some cards with envelopes at Michaels on one of the Black Friday sales. I think they were really supposed to be used for crafting, but they were just plain colored fold over cards in the different colors of the rainbow with all white envelopes. There were 80 sets in the package, and I got the whole thing for $5. I think it was a doorbuster, so wanted to mention in case any of your readers go to Michaels for Black Friday to look for them, they have some good deals on BF weekend. I got them maybe a year or 2 ago and still using them. I have also found good deals on note cards when half price books has one of their good sales.

Today I went to Kroger again to get a few more groceries. I stocked on the Kleenex with lotion, there was a mega sale deal for them that made them .63/box after mega sale and coupons, which is my target price, so I stocked for a year. I sent hubby to Costco last night with our daughter and he stocked on the Charmin TP and Bounty paper towels that were on sale there, so I should have enough of them now for most of a year, along with what I already have here. It was a decent deal, so I can be picky and look for only rock bottom deals on that stuff for awhile. I know you use microfiber towels most of the time, but I still use paper towels, and find I don't use them as fast when I buy the select-a-size kind.

Hi Chris,

I am glad you are feeling better. Great deal deal for $5.00 on those cards. Thanks for the tip.

Thanks for sharing all your good deal.s

That's a great list of frugal wins. We've been:
-Eating leftovers
-Trying to eat out of the freezer/pantry & keep things moving before they go bad
-Keeping the AC off whenever possible by using fans & our screens
-Using our electric car for as many errands as possible (we can charge for free at work)
-I've listed a bunch of stuff on eBay. I've made close to $1K in the last 60 days. I'm at $920, so my goal is to hit the $1k mark
-Completing surveys & a focus group on Swagbucks

DH fixed the garden hoses and extension cord that the new pup has chewed through and patched up the doggie pool instead of replacing them.
He also reinforced pups cage with steel rods to keep him from getting out.
All meals were at home
All appliances were only used during the chaper times
A/C has been on only a few hours a day

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