- My husband I accidentally both defrosted some nice roast beef, so I decided to serve French dip for dinner. Unfortunately we were out of yeast, so I texted my friend/neighbor Lise to ask if she had some I could borrow. I normally pay $6 for a 2-lb bag of yeast from Costco, so it’s financially painful to fork out the bucks for the expensive little packets. Not only was I able to delay this purchase, but it also kept me from having to venture out too far into the snowy abyss that is Portland, Oregon.
- Although I’m not doing an official no-buy January, I’ve yet to buy anything other than groceries. I did indulge in a big shop at my local Fred Meyer (Kroger) yesterday to stock up before the storm, but only spent $30, even though I bought three full bags of groceries. (Bread, milk, butter, apples, tangerines, onions, ketchup, hamburger, marshmallows, yogurt, cereal and chips.)
- I finished one library book and started another.
- My husband drove our older son the 5-1/2 hours to college and then turned right back around to drive the 5-1/2 hours home. We normally get a hotel room when we do this trip, but the impending winter weather put a damper on this plan. So . . . we saved the cost of a motel room! Luckily my husband had a free coffee credit on his Starbucks account, so he ordered a venti latte with two extra shots for his solo drive home!
- I didn’t buy a Lear Jet or a gold plated apartment in the sky.
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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