Frugal living is a lifestyle--it's all the little things we do every day to save money. Join me on my frugal living journey as I share ways we simply save each week.
I spent this week at home due to a cold virus that found it's way into our home. Our children seem to have weathered this virus much better than I have.
The one good thing about being ill was my husband did the grocery shopping for me this week. Since I didn't go out to the stores, I wasn't tempted to buy extra things that we didn't need.
My husband did, however, bring home a box of clearanced ice cream that was definitely not on the grocery list, but it was a nice treat after a very long week.
Here are a few ways I found to simply save this week:
**Made whole wheat banana muffins with overripe bananas.
**Added beans to our tacos which stretched the meat further and made them very filling. I mashed the beans with a fork and the children didn't even realize they were eating beans!
**Made bread crumbs with bread ends from the freezer.
**Received a coupon for free juice in my mailbox this week.
**Saved some jars for the garden and for food storage.
**Tried a cinnamon and honey cold remedy. According to what I read, It seems to work really well when taken at the first sign of a cold. It didn't really work well for me, but it may be because I started taking it a few days after I suspected that I was coming down with a cold.
**Earned $3 from Pinbooster this week.
**Earned $.30 from Jingit. I earned $25 with this company between October and January and it seemed to be a very promising way to earn a little extra money, but there haven't been as many earning opportunities lately. Smartphone owners can earn a little more by downloading their app and doing check-ins at Walmart.
**A note from our son's teacher mentioned that his class was running low on glue sticks. Before going to the dollar store to purchase them, I checked our craft box and found two that hadn't been used that our son can take to school.
Our on-going savings:
**Keep thermostat at 67 during the day and 62 at night.
**Husband takes lunch to work everyday.
**Turn lights off when not being used.
**Use cash to buy groceries.
**Use scrap paper for notes and lists.
**Drive to town once a week for shopping and errands.
Did you find any simple ways to save this week?