Here’s what I did in the past week to save money:
- I found five pairs of shorts and several shirts at the thrift store for my kids instead of buying them new.
- When doing yard work this past weekend, instead of buying new wood to replace the rotted-out wood edging around our play area, I repurposed wood that we already had.
- When I wanted to add new mulch in the play area, I priced it at four stores and chose the cheapest per-yard price. Other years I’ve often bought bagged bark for simplicity, but it is lots spendier and takes ridiculous numbers of bags to cover anything.
- I bought two gallons of milk for $1.88 each with ‘points’ at Paul’s grocery store.
- I went to Albertson’s early in the AM so I could buy the previous day’s ground beef at $2.49/lb instead of the $3-$4 a pound I’ve been seeing it lately.
One not so frugal that we did: having an electrician install a new ceiling fan. We are huge DIY people normally, but this ceiling is 16 ft tall and the fan needed a bigger junction box AND the electrician was able to fix a broken light fixture over the sink while he was there. My hubby considered it money well spent to have someone troubleshoot the connections for everything and wrestle the new fan into place. Sometimes it’s very nice NOT to have to figure out things on your own.
How about you? How’d your week go?