- I worked yesterday and brought my own lunch and drank the free crappy coffee. I know this frugal thing comes up repeatedly, but it’s these dull but daily frugal opportunities that make a big difference in the long run.
- I took my bought-it-on-Craigslist rug shampooer over to one of my mother’s guest cottages and gave the wall-to-wall carpet a thorough cleaning. I absolutely was not in the mood for this physical job, but I forced myself over there with the thought of how so many billions of people on earth have it worse than I do. Sometimes it’s necessary to remind myself of my privilege and to get over any semblance of feeling sorry for myself. (Seriously, I was born into a supportive middle-class family in the United States. Doesn’t get much better than that!) I brought home an organic feta and spinach frozen pizza and two half-boxes of cereal for my family.
- My husband and I helped our older son fine tune his resume so he can start applying for jobs. Nothing more frugal than young adult children who have the ability to support themselves!
- My husband and I prepared for our son’s impending 20th birthday by purchasing gift certificates to a few of the local businesses in his college town. Sadly, we won’t be with him to participate in his Birthday Day of Adventures, but we’re still able to provide him with adventuresome activities that fill up his heart, not his dorm room. Click HERE to read how we celebrated his 19th birthday!
- My husband has been invited to the Oregon governor’s volunteer appreciation luncheon, and was able to snag me a plus-one to be his date!
Now your turn. What frugal things have you been up to?
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