- I’d defrosted a large container of turkey soup, and had already served it a couple times over the course of a few days. I went ahead and prepared a pie crust and simply ladled the solid parts of the leftover soup into the crust to transform it into a turkey pot pie. We gobbled it up! (Sorry.)
- I needed a book as research for an article and was able to check it out from the library. I also renewed all my books online, which saved me a trip since a book that had previously failed to renew finally did. Hooray for libraries!
- I was able to refer a friend to a consumer opinion panel that I’m doing and now we’re going to carpool. This doesn’t save me any money since I’ll be driving, but she’ll now pocket an extra $125 and I’m happy that I was able to share my weird money making hacks with a pal.
- I updated my Every Dollar budget, as I do every few days. I’d always thought that I didn’t need a written budget as I’m not an impulse buyer, but I was wrong. I absolutely love being able to look on a single document to see what we’ve spent and earned, which bills have been paid, etc. It’s played a huge role in putting maximum money aside for my sons’ college funds.
- We finally used up a 12-pack of horrific single-ply toilet paper left behind by one of my mother’s guest cottage tenants. (I swear it lasted for at least a decade!) I was happy to knock this item from our budget for awhile, but I’m even happier to welcome my beloved Trader Joe’s 100% recycled content double-ply paper back into our lives. We took one for the team people, we took one for the team.
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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