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Frugal Things We Have Done

These are the things we have done frugally the past week or so:

Dinners were all cooked and eaten at home. They were filet mignon and Brussel sprouts, sea scallops with a side salad, shrimp cocktails, cheeseburgers on a lettuce wrap or bun(Mine with an avocado slice.), taco salads and chicken wings with a side salad. Breakfasts are usually eggs with either bacon, sausage or ham and 1/2 avocado. We rarely eat lunch but if we do it is a small salad. I continue to meal plan from our stockpile.

I mailed a package to my granddaughter via UPS and got 5% off the cost of shipping using my AAA card.

I purchased Valentine gifts for my grandchildren taking advantage of a B1G1F deal.

You know you need a new winter coat when the office staff at the dentist tells you your coat is way too big for you. Shucks and I was trying to get away with it for the rest of the winter. So I put the coat aside to give away and went through my garment bags looking for other coats that were too big to add to the donation pile. Surprise! I found a black winter pea coat that I had not worn since well before we moved to Arizona. It is a little big but not as big as the one I was wearing. So it should last me the rest of the winter. Then I will buy a coat in the Fall when I am at my goal weight. 

I did 30 minutes on the treadmill and 30 minutes on the bike every day this past week. The muscles in my legs are becoming well formed.

I did all of my errands in one day doing a 7 mile circle from my home.

I cut up a bunch of avocados that I got for $ .59 each and froze them to use when I can’t get a good deal on avocados.

We did the monthly household maintenance which encompasses putting a special drain cleaner down the kitchen sink that we purchased a year supply of from Roto Rooter. We are hoping to keep the sewer line clog free. I also changed the furnace filter.

The only retail shopping I did was to purchase some cheap replacement vacuum cleaner bags for the vacuum that I use for the basement floor.

The bathroom sink that I use in the Master Bath had become loose( hot water tap). Hubby fixed it pretty quickly. 

We played lots of the card game “Cover Your Assets” with my grandson and son. We love this game. It is so much fun.

I cooked another pound of bacon in the oven for our Sunday family breakfast. I can’t believe that I didn’t start doing it this way sooner. It is so much easier than standing over a pan to cook it.

Now that I am feeling better, I have been doing some more cleaning and organizing in the basement. I have 3/4’s of the basement done. Yesterday, Hubby and my son moved a bookcase from my pantry into the other part of the basement. I moved part of my stockpile to it. Then I moved two shelving units that have wheels over next to it. I continued to move the stockpile. Then Hubby and I moved two more shelving units. I will continue down there today. It will make it so much easier on Hubby when he puts the walls up and the carpeting down to have it cleaned out. After that is done, I will have a clean slate to work with and rearrange the way I want things. 

What did you do frugally this past week? 

6 replies on “Frugal Things We Have Done”

I cooked from our pantry, fridge and freezer. Hubster picked up 2 food items needed for a recipe he wanted.

We will need fresh veggies this week so a trip to the store is inevitable.

The only $ I spent was Amazon gift cards that have been laying around since August. These are hard to spend when one does not like to shop! (No, not even online).

Sunday was all about eating at church and bringing home food for dinner. Saturday, we took lunch to an event and then were given a free box lunch.

We've been avoiding spending where possible (meals at home, etc) & I finally was able to get a $457 refund from the DMV, which took quite the effort. All of our extra money is going straight to the mortgage, which always feels good.

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