What are some frugal things you've done this week?

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What are some frugal things you've done this week?
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Fri, 01-07-2011 - 10:31am

We have not done this type of a post in awhile. Please share anything you've done that is frugal.

Here's my list........

Line-dried all but one load of laundry.

Packed lunches for dh & 2 ds (only 2 left @ home in school).

Planned menus based on what is on hand.

Grocery shopping consisted of only stocking up on a few loss leaders, milk & fresh produce.

Used the library for books and a couple of exercise dvds.

Only have bought one fountain soda this week. If you only knew how much I love these and buy them, you'd know that this is a BIGGIE for me, lol!

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DH packed lunches for his training seminar rather than eat out- only one other person getting trained and after he saw DH brought lunch, he did too

Breakfasts, lunches and all but one dinner were at home and cooked-one

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I completely understand the pop thing. Way to go on cutting back. It's not easy.

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Would like to know if working at home is going to be permanent or not. If it is, we would sell the van and save on the insurance.

In the meantime, could you change the insurance on your dh's car to *occasional use* or something like *less than x # of miles* driven for work? I know a couple of our vehicles are rated that way & the insurance is less. I know insurance varies from state to state and company to company, so don't know if it's possible for you or not. Just a thought.
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used old flannel sheets as part of the baby's new diapers

not eaten out at all

not replaced my dryer like I wanted to
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Thank you. I just called our insurance agent and the insurance on DH's car will go down $93 for every 6 months. This is for driving less than 7500 miles a year. He's got to fill out a form and bring in an oil change to make it happen.

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Packed lunch for all but one day (had to buy lunch in the school cafeteria one day - fortunately it was buffalo chicken strips in a salad so it wasn't processed food).

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Glad it worked out for you!
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Cooked some meals for the freezer.

 

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I think the $25 gc is plenty for the baby shower. And that would be it. I sure wouldn't feel bad about it! Maybe a card when the baby is born. If your dh thinks you need to do more, you can always buy a small gift (diapers, etc.) or give another gc when the baby is born.
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I have packed all the girl's lunches for school everyday

I used the extra chicken broth/chicken and made chicken noodle soup the next nite

I used coupons on some items that we needed

I went grocery

Becky

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