Friday, August 10, 2018

This Week's Frugal Tasks Saturday 11th August 2018

Life as been busy at the Gower Abundant Cottage.  Darren is back at Bible College after a mid year break. He continues to work at a café and comes cleaning with me once a week   Jessica is back at Uni after her mid year break as well as working at a café / play centre at least three days a week.  My cleaning work and housework keeps me quite busy most days.  I'm finding more time on the weekend to do so many frugal tasks.  Here's what I managed to squeeze in this week -

*  Hemmed the jeans I bought from Savers a couple of weeks ago.

*  Cut up the plastic cereal bag to use as go between for separating crumpets,  chops,  hamburger patties and single serves of frozen soups.

*  Fed the compost bin everyday with kitchen scraps and teabags / tea leaves.

*  Fed handfuls of weeds to the chickens.

*  Juiced lots of lemons and froze the juice.

*  Made chicken stock in the slow cooker then made a big pot of chunky chicken and vegetable soup.  Froze some of the soup for lunches,  fed the three of us for dinner and a large amount went to church for a soup lunch last Sunday.

*  Froze single serves of dinner leftovers.

*  Froze tomato paste from an opened jar into icecube trays.  They are now in a plastic container in the freezer to use in casseroles and spag bol.  This is a great way to use up every last drop.

*  Wrote a menu plan for the next six weeks.

*  Gratefully received another blessing of lemons,  mandarins and carrots from a friend who had too many.

*  Received our water bill and saved about $60 compared to the same time last year.

*  Kept the heater off all day Tuesday and Friday due to the sunny weather.

*  Descaled the kettle using citric acid.

*  Saved the washing machine water,  the shower warm up water and drink bottle water to reuse around the house.

Using up bits and pieces from the fridge

Tomato paste ice cubes

Drying the washing on the shower rail

Gifted mandarins

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

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