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Old 04-24-2007, 11:14 AM
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Default So how are you saving $ today....

not to sure if this is the right firum for this...
or if anyonre is interested in doing this type of thread...
so thought why not . lets trty.



okk toay...
heat off
washed laundry in cold water
with homemade dtg
and hung it onthe lines outside
all meals at home
using up stuff fromthe freezers..
drapes open to help heat the place up a bit.. its a tad chilly.
knitting a blanket... to have a extra blanket, and use up spare rolls of yarn... it will be a patchwork style with many many different coulors. it will be .. very coulourfull to say the least.

ok any one else...
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Old 04-24-2007, 11:21 AM
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Cut dryer sheets in half.
If it wasn't raining the clothes would be on the line.
Going to watch the following movies free (checked out from library) this week: The Guardian, Man of the Year, The Prestige and Pursuit of Happiness
Had leftovers for lunch
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Old 04-24-2007, 02:19 PM
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By the way I love these kind of posts-keeps me motivated to be frugal.

I turned in books at a used book store and got $24 in store credit. I then bought a used book in perfect condition that is normally $14 and I got it for $.75 cents (they took $7.00 in store credit as well).

I went to Dollar Tree and for $17.65 I got: 2 balls (one had Disney character on it), 2 bodywashs for the girls, 4 flavored coffee creamers, 2 greeting cards, package of googly eyes, package of pom poms, door hangers craft set for the girls to decorate, 3 coloring books, 2 toothbrushes, frisbees, and birthday candles.
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:50 PM
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Did Not Stop At Walmart!!!!
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Old 04-25-2007, 10:34 AM
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wow, lots of people doing some frugal stuff. gpood job!!!!

today I made a spple upside down cake
opeened the oven after baking it.. and gave a little heat to the house. its a bit nippy here. but the heat is still off.

made soem rice kirispei squeatres... use i up the cereal.

going to the libary this afternoon.. more books. need to renew stuff.
all meals at home.. and thats it forme.
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~Washing laundry in cold water, hanging out to dry
~Opened the curtains to let the sunshine in (no lights are turned on)
~Making sun tea
~Haven't needed to go to the grocery store yet this week. Will pick up some fresh fruits tomorrow. Otherwise, we are emtying the freezer and pantry.
~Heading outside to divide some plants that were given to me so I can plant them several different places.
~Transplanting some of our veggie seedlings that we started from seeds.
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By the way I love these kind of posts-keeps me motivated to be frugal.
Me too!!
  • I am trying to not go grocery shopping this week. I have decided to do some creative cooking and use up a lot of odds and ends that we have in the pantry.
  • We are planting our garden this week!! YAY!
  • I am going to ask dh to put up a line outside that I can hang our clothes on. I love drying them outside and haven't done it here at this house yet.
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I am *finally* preparing to let go of our second fridge. It has been SO nice to have for drinks for parties, food when I do the once a month stock up before I get stuff assembled and frozen, and of course we actually needed it for the wedding stuff. But we've been married over a month now, and I need to let go.

So... I'm totally scrubbing out the new fridge while I have the chance to have it 100% empty, and then I'll put everything in the new one. I think the old one is getting sold to a friend for cheap.
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Giseledta -
This is such a great idea for a thread and I don't want it to end! I've moved it over to Frugal Tips and I am also stickying it up at the top so we'll always have it handy. That way we can keep it going a long time and it will fill up with great ideas as we all try to save every day.
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I made muffins useing a jar of jam I had in the back of the cabenit. Im going to make dh some snack bars with the last bit of cereal that wont get eaten otherwise. I guess for me the biggest saver is just staying home today.
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Old 04-26-2007, 11:31 AM
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wow. everyone has been so frugal. welll you have inspired me. and this is what I have done so far today...
heat is on... but its really cold out there , adn cheaper then meds.

no lights
grated some bar soap to add to my laundry dtg. I will see if this works. if it does great. as I have 16 bars.......

chocped up 6lbs of choclate for the freezer... good bye bunnies....hello chocklate chunks...

used up a bnhc of stuff fromthe fridge for lunhc.

thats it so far.
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Cleaning here and there today. We don't use papertowels here. Only rags. Cloth diapers are the best. Rarely napkins either, mostly cloth napkins. Saves much $.

Mixing up biscuit mix and salsa this afternoon.
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Cleaning here and there today. We don't use papertowels here. Only rags. Cloth diapers are the best. Rarely napkins either, mostly cloth napkins. Saves much $.

Mixing up biscuit mix and salsa this afternoon.
I wish I could break free from my love of paper towels. They are expensive, we go through a ton, but they are so darn convenient! But it is a great way to cut back on my grocery bill. I should bite the bullet and just do it.
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I can definitely get in on this!

Today so far:
~laundry washed in cold water, less detergent
~hung to dry
~no a/c on
~clipped some coupons
~using day old bread for breadcrumbs for meatballs
~all meals from pantry today
~not watering the lawn to save money (plus we are on water restriction here for the drought)
~tv and lights off
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Old 04-28-2007, 04:36 PM
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Baxjul - great list!!!! WTG.

Canadce - bite the bullet. you would be amazed how much money you save .papertowels are a habit. make a new one.
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I went to Kmart and bought a few things, but was so proud of myself for only purchasing what was absolutely necessary. The frivolous, extra stuff went back on the shelf after asking myself if I REALLY needed it. I almost picked up some cookies, but talked myself out of it because I have everything I need to make several batches myself. I did go through a drive-thru for lunch (I treat myself on Mondays), but I put chicken, sauce and spices in the crock pot for enchilada meat for dinner. We'll eat off of that for a couple days, I'm sure.
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4/30 list

~took lunch to work, dd took lunch to school
~no laundry today
~lights and tv and a/c off
~left money at home, to not spend any
~dinner was leftovers
~going to library tomorrow after work
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Old 05-01-2007, 06:48 AM
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May 1- no money spent. make card for fil's birthday.
all meals at hme.
using up more yarn.
making iced tea, and drinking water.
T taking lunch to school .
reducing satiligth bill.
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Old 05-01-2007, 02:47 PM
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Hi, Ladies!

In an attempt to be frugal and help others in their frugality, I've started a blog of with decorating ideas using a pallet of twin sheets I bought for a handful of cents each. Freight Surplus sales can be really exciting and save a family a ton.

Thank you for the ideas you have shared.

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This is a great thread!
Today, all I can really say is we didn't eat out.

Candace, maybe you could make a change in the brand of paper towels you use. Dh and I bought a case of 30 rolls at Sams Club (I think they were Pom brand - like for industrial use?). This was on February 1st and I still have ten rolls left, and that is saying a lot for my family. I think we paid under $17.00 for the case, which was way cheaper than the Bounty I was using and they work just as well.
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