Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Frugal Five

Let's see if I can come up with five frugal accomplishments this week!

1. Sold a bunch of stuff at a yard sale this past weekend. Had my two big ticket items (a laptop and a tablet) not sold, it wouldn't have been as worth it. But they did sell which was super nice! Plus I sold a lot of 25 cent and $1 items! (I took 6 boxes of stuff and came home with 3!) This money is going into our 10th anniversary fund.

2. Stayed in budget for groceries this month. Shouldn't have to go shopping until after the first of April.

3. Made some homemade cleaners.

4. Had a few "lemon ice cubes" that I made last spring that I found in my freezer. Impressive that they made it through our move last June! Although maybe a bit weird that I kept them! Instead of throwing them out, I plopped them in a saucepan with a cinnamon stick and cloves. Made a lovely air freshener!

5. Used a big flat box from a recent purchase to make a play area for the toddlers one chilly afternoon. I cut one side off the box so that it was open like a sandbox and filled it with plastic Easter eggs (yard sale purchase from last year for $1). My goodness, they had a good time. They were so excited to see it when they got up from their naps!

How have you saved money this week? I always love reading your lists!


Rhonda said...

Yea on your yard sale success! My grands just love those plastic eggs all year long too.

Cottage Sweet Cottage said...

Love your frugal five roundup! I should do that too! I take active steps to save money and then when I go to blog it I draw a blank. ;) lol