Simply Saving Saturday




It's often hard to see the tangible savings from the simple things I do every day to save money and I sometimes find myself discouraged with my efforts. Writing down all those little things I do in order to live more frugally has helped me to see that all those little things actually can make a big difference!


Here's how I was able to simply save this week:

--Saved on gas by riding to church early with my husband instead of taking a second vehicle.

--Found ground beef on sale with a store coupon on the package.  Paid $1.90/lb. - regular price $3.49/lb.

--Finished one homemade Christmas gift for my sister, started a couple of other projects.  I still have 4 more Christmas projects to finish!

--Made a yarn-wrapped pencil holder using a tin can and yarn I had on hand.  I will fill it with goodies and give it to my son's teacher for Christmas.  I really liked how this came out and am hoping to share this project next week.

--Received a toothpaste and floss sample in the mail.

--Price matched at Walmart.

--Used a coupon at Walmart to get a small can of baking powder for free.



How were you able to simply save this week?

Simply Saving Saturday



It's often hard to see the tangible savings from the simple things I do every day to save money and I sometimes find myself discouraged with my efforts.  Writing down all those little things I do in order to live more frugally has helped me to see that all those little things actually can make a big difference!


Here's how I was able to simply save this week:


--Turned off lights when we left a room.  We are trying to be more diligent in this and also trying to teach this to our children as well.

--Made my own bathroom cleaner with vinegar and the inexpensive dish soap I purchased earlier this month.  I also reused orange peels to make this orange vinegar cleaner that I also found on Pinterest.

--Saved used dryer sheets to clean blinds. (I can't remember where I found this tip, but it really works!)

--Started a scarf for my sister for Christmas using a free pattern I found (yup, you guessed it!) on Pinterest.

--Made pancakes and homemade instant oatmeal packets for breakfasts.  I just started making homemade breakfasts and I'm hoping that this will help us save on the amount of cereal we eat every week.

--Used coupons at the Dollar Tree and only paid tax for soap and sore throat drops.

--Forgot to pick up some things while I was shopping for groceries this week, but decided to save gas and not make an extra trip back to the store even though I really wanted to!

--Purchased shirts and sneakers from the thrift store for our fast-growing children.  These were in like-new condition and for just a fraction of the cost of buying brand new!





How were you able to simply save this week?