- I used my local Buy Nothing Group to request a new cushion for one of my outdoor chairs. (Thrifted of course!) It took a day, but someone finally offered up one that looks like it should work perfectly. I’m having a graduation party for my younger son next month, and I’m using the date as a deadline to slick up the house and backyard a bit. Of course, my goal is to spend no money on the improvements.
- I listed a thrift store painting through Craigslist that’s been gathering dust in the house. I’d originally bought it for my older son to use in a project, but he was completely disinterested, so out it goes!
- I proposed two new Clark Howard articles, which were both approved. My plan is to write up one tonight and the other one tomorrow.
- I cleaned one of my mother’s guest cottages and brought home a half a bottle of nice red wine. I’ll use it to create a yummy red wine reduction for steak. My husband’s birthday is Monday, so I’ll prepare a nice meal at home for him.
- I walked to the library to pick up holds, I gathered e-mails at my son’s soccer game so I can send out free eVite invitations for his party, I heated leftover rice instead of cooking fresh, I put a number of unnecessary stuff at the corner for rehoming, I listed three different things in the Buy Nothing Group, I returned the lice comb I borrowed during December’s lousy crisis, I cooked up a batch of Chicken Adobo using deeply discounted organic Grocery Outlet drumsticks, I confirmed that I’d done everything necessary for my sons’ FAFSA forms and I didn’t buy a Lear Jet.
Update: I picked up the free outdoor cushion and am very happy with the transaction. On an entirely different note, I saw a bumper sticker today that read “Consume less, share more.”
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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