- We dropped our son off at university, and only bought two new things for his dorm. (A scanner/printer and a shaving kit.) Everything else we were able to get from our home or source from the second hand market. In all we spent $109, which is not too shabby considering that the average college bound student spends $899.18 furnishing their dorm. From home he brought his blanket, pillows, closet organizer, metal organizing drawers, laundry basket, hangers, wastebasket, lamp and clothes he already owned. No need to own doubles!
- My husband and I are spending three days in Ashland, Oregon settling our son and sneaking in a mini-vacation. We’ve hit up two Goodwills, ate two free meals in the dining hall, have been very deliberate with restaurant meals and are buying zero souvenirs. Although I did thrift a $2.99 covered casserole dish for freezer meals, as well as a $150 rolling art bin that I nabbed for $9.99. This will be sold for yes, you guessed it . . . the ol’ college fund!
- I found a single unused Forever stamp on the ground, which I slipped into my wallet. I’ll be sure to use a glue stick not my tongue when it comes time to affix it to an envelope! Hey, that’s a free 49¢!
- Our breakfast was free at the school, although our motel stay also included a breakfast. I went ahead and grabbed two bananas and two muffins for an afternoon snack.
- My last frugal thing as actually an unfrugal thing. We stopped in Eugene on our way down to Ashland and treated ourselves to an amazing lunch at Papa’s Soul Food Kitchen. I deliberately ate lightly so that I’d have some leftovers to munch on in the motel room. However, I forgot to bring the food in from the car, which is where it then sat all day and through the night. I hate food waste, but I especially hate food poisoning! I’d like to take a moment to say a few words about the wonderful pulled pork, potato salad, cole slaw and red beans and rice. I may have only known you briefly, but your beauty touched my life and you were taken too soon. Heaven just added another angel. Sniff . . .
Now your turn. What frugal things have you been up to?
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”
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