- I made a large crockpot of chicken noodle soup from a leftover meal a few nights ago. Everyone seemed happy to eat it, and I spent maybe $1.25 to create the meal. There’s enough left in the fridge for multiple lunches, which should help stave off the “Mom, there’s nothing to eat!” complaints.
- I finally used up all the pages from my twenty-year-old son’s Crayola sketchbook. (I’d been using the pages to make large monthly family calendars.) I was thinking that I’d need to actually buy a large desk calendar, but them I realized that, duh . . . I could just tape a few pieces of paper together to create what I needed. Whew . . . crisis averted!
- I was texted a Redbox code, and I used it rent the movie Eddie The Eagle. My husband and I lived in London in 1988, and fondly remember the hype surrounding Britain’s goofy olympic ski jumper. The movie was no Oscar contender, but we enjoyed it anyway.
- My younger son and I stopped in at The Dollar Tree to pick up dorm essentials of shampoo, conditioner, soap and dental floss. Less money spent on stuff = more money available for tuition.
- I’ve been deep diving into the archives of the Things I Find in The Garbage blog, and am more inspired than ever to continue on my journey to resell, repurpose and just say no to to casual throwing away of useful items. Things I Find in The Garbage (genius title!) is written by a Montreal based man whose entire living is composed of reselling stuff he finds in the garbage! I consider myself an informed garbage picker, but I am nothing compared to this guy. I highly recommend that you ch-ch-check it out!
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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