Friday, July 27, 2018

This Week's Frugal Tasks Saturday 28th July 2018

Having a thrifty week doesn't have to take up much of your time.  It can be as simple as freezing dinner leftovers instead of leaving them in the fridge and perhaps forgetting about them.  Reusing a bread bag instead of grabbing a bin liner takes no time at all.  Even laundry powder and Miracle Spray only take about 5 minutes to make yet can save hundreds of dollars a year.

My workload outside of the home has increased over the last few months.  There are days I can't do anything thrifty and other days I can get 5 frugal tasks done in 1 hour.  However your week pans out,  trying to be thrifty is better than not being thrifty at all.

Here's my frugal list for the week -

*  Picked some lemons off our tree.  Our tree hasn't been well for a couple of years so any lemons we get is a big blessing.  I'll be juicing them shortly.

*  Froze leftover roast beef in gravy for another couple of meals.  Freezing it in gravy helps to prevent it drying out.

*  Bought craft tape on Ebay because it's much cheaper than retail.

*  Gratefully received bread bags which we recycle for all sorts of things around the home.

*  Baked four loaves of wholemeal bread with extra goodness.

*  Made pita chips for snacks.

*  Ate freezer meals ( leftovers ) two nights this week.  I'm desperately trying to make room in my freezer for meat specials.

*  Saved water from the shower,  washing machine and kitchen sink to reuse around the home for plants,  soaking dishes and to wash clothes.

*  Added another $10 worth of points to our Flybuys card.

*  Fed the compost bin with kitchen scraps.  Shortly we'll be able to empty a bin onto the veggie garden.

*  Saved the tissue paper from shoes boxes Jessica was throwing out.

*  Fed handfuls of weeds to the chickens.

*  Bought a jumper from Savers for $6 and good quality jeans for $12.  I also found a Royal Albert cup,  saucer and plate for $24.99.  It retails in Myer for up to $150.  I'm being a good girl and putting it away for Darren to give me for my birthday in October.

*  Dried most of the clothes over the heating vents.  Stuck to the 2 light rule,  opened curtains when the Sun was shining and kept the heater off as much as possible.

My op shop find

In the garden

Pita chips.

How did you save time,  money or energy this week ?

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