Monday, June 17, 2013
Frugal Challenge week #10
I feel good about this week. We had a cost set back, apparently the place that has been rotating our times cross threaded 3 lug nuts and we had to have three replaced on my husbands car. $139! So much for free tire rotations! I don't feel to bad though if we had done it at the dealer it would have been $900! YIKES!
I also got a electric bill and we used 500 Kw less this year than the same month last year, so yay for that! Here is hoping the next bill looks so good.
-Cloth diaper when home.
-Reusable swim diapers at pool.
-Made homemade pizza instead of frozen or take out.
-Cut out and started 4 pairs of pajama bottoms.
-Finished one pair of pajama bottoms.-Packed lunches for two of the days we planned to be out for lunch. Remembered water bottles every time we went out.
-Started a dress for Middlest
-Refilled foam soap dispensers with watered down soap.
-Still working on keeping lights off.
-Successfully did not turn down air conditioner.
-Signed up for YMCA for free use of pool, this pays for itself after 4 visits to the pool. We are going twice a week. Happy kids makes a happy house. Will cancel this when summer is over.
-Used a bell pepper and some onions from my garden.
-I also harvested these peppers, not sure what kind they are but they are way to spicy for us, for now I am deseeding them and freezing till I figure out what to do with them, I have picked 4 and have 7 more on the plant, sure wish my bell peppers did that well!
-Managed to make dinner all but 2 nights and those where planned outings.
-Took the kids to see a movie and only spent $5 on the tickets plus the cost of drinks and popcorn. Saved money by only getting one large popcorn and refilling it.
-Used swagbucks Amazon gift cards to order free to me black and white and color ink plus free paper.
-From the grocery store I got free or almost free hamburger, bread, cheese, and ribs.
-Using my husbands coffee grounds in my garden, we will see if it helps.
-Used gift cards to get discount on gas. Watch gas prices and found that this week Bastrop prices where higher than Austin or hometown, glad I pay attention saved us some money.