It's been a while since I did a strictly frugal doings post. Prices seem to be going up on almost everything, summer is here and that means big air conditioning bills, and we've had a few unexpected expenses so I've got penny pinching on my mind.
Here are some things I did this week that help cut costs a little.
I cut out and sorted the Sunday paper coupons. Then I looked through this weeks grocery sale ads to check for good deals, then made a list of these sales and put it in my purse with the coupons.
I don't print off lots of coupons but I did see one for $1.50 off Snasauges -Theo's new favorite snack - and printed off 2 of them.
|We have 2 empty bedrooms that mostly get used when we have company. No visitors are here so I shut the vents and shut the doors to these rooms. |
Now when the AC is running, that cold air is shared with fewer rooms and it should cost a little less.
|I happily accepted cucumbers and big tomatoes from Gavin's other grandpa's garden.|
|To go with the Mexicalli Pie, I made a big salad. |
While I had out the cutting board and knife, I also cut up a container of veggies for Jeff's lunch box.
I used lots of fresh tomatoes, green peppers from our garden, and cucumbers.
All vegetable peels were saved and put in the backyard composter.
We had some bills that needed paid this week - I use the free online bill pay that our credit union offers.
I love it! it is so much easier and quicker than writing out paper checks and mailing them.
|frugal back yard fun!|
Jeff found this pool last year on clearance for $5 at Aldi.
Gavin and Elizabeth have lots of fun in it.
These are all typical activities for me.
I would love to hear what you are doing to stretch your finances.