If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

October #2 - a few frugal things

Good morning,  we’ve just gone through a few expensive months so I’m planning to go back to my extra-frugal ways for October.  

I worked on my to do list today and yesterday and have finished several things. 
Yesterday I did all the laundry and washed our bedding.  
I still like to indoor-dry most of our clothes on hangers (I machine wash with fabric softener, shake out the wrinkles and then hang them in doorways until they dry all the way) 

Ducky got a bath at home and he smells much better.  Ducky and I both like when he goes to the doggy spa for a day of play and bathing but it costs $65.  
I also cut his long facial hair as it was growing where his sight seemed obstructed.  I used some sharp kid scissors with blunt ends and it worked just fine.  Then I cleaned his ears with baby wipes.  Dogs with long flappy ears are cute but are prone to ear problems. 

I think I still need to trim over his left eye a bit more

In my kitchen,  I’ve been using Sterlite bins to organize my lower cabinets and freezer.  
I decided my pots and pans needed bins and thought about ordering some (but their current price is so much higher than when I bought our older ones,) 
I remember I had set a castoff stack of assorted bins and tubs in the storm building and amazingly- several of them worked just right! 

One bin has small stoneware pieces, one has skillets and a Dutch oven, one has lids and one has a Dutch oven and saucepans.
Don’t you love it when you accomplish a task using stuff you already have? 

Attached pullouts would work even better but these bins work just fine for me!  

About the red cookware- I bought it on Amazon and like it, but I don’t like it enough that  I would re-buy it.  
It is very attractive and I’ve gotten lots of comments on it though.  

I had some heavy cream in the fridge so I made a double batch of freezer biscuits.  
We ate some with supper and the rest are bagged in the freezer for future meals.  
This recipe is so easy and delicious!  And any brand of flour will work - I used Great Value unbleached because it’s what I had 

I’ve been hearing from several friends about the outrageous prices of insulin type prescription medicines.  
I’m sorry for everyone struggling with this. 
Thankfully we don’t need insulin meds  and I think if we did,  our medical plan would cover them.
I’m covered by a VA plan and got my 3 months of medicines by mail yesterday - 
Just a tiny blood pressure pill and a potassium every other day capsule because the b/p medicine lowers my potassium too much.  

The day is still young and I need to shower after working in the front flower beds.  
Hope you all are having a good beginning of October ๐Ÿ  ๐ŸŽƒ ๐ŸŒฝ  

❤️ Rhonda 


Cheryl Kimbley said...

You have been busy. I need to get back to sorting and decluttering.
Thanks for the biscuit recipe.
Ducky looks grand!!!!!

Practical Parsimony said...

I ordered the bins you have after I saw them on your blog. They are expensive, but they will hold up in the freezer. I need to bin things in cabinets. I am too old and stove up to dig in the backs of cabinets for things that slide away, little things!

That biscuit recipe sounds easy. When I get some heavy cream, I will try them.

Jackie said...

Your organized cupboards look wonderful. Now you have given me an idea for my baking cupboard that is always a mess.

God bless.

Tammy said...

I hang my shirts to dry on the shower curtain rod in the hallway bathroom. The jeans go outside on the deck rails. I do have a nice drying rack, and it's almost time to get that out. I like the humidity that drying clothes inside adds to the air once we turn on the furnace. Looking at the forecast, I think that will happen this week. We have some nighttime lows in the upper 30s coming.

Kathy T. said...

Great idea with the bins for lids! I'm going to get my cabinet squared away with the bins I have around here.
My husband and I are both retired Navy, and the low cost health care we get now makes all that time in worth it. I just wish we lived near a commissary!

❤️ Rhonda ❤️