It’s that time of the week again – frugal accomplishments time. YAY! Be sure to check out the amazing find Brandy posted on this week’s post at The Prudent Homemaker. So neat!
I’m excited to say I got some decent cashback on Ibotta this week, both for myself and for my daughter to add to her account. (I shopped at two stores today and each of us used one receipt.) We also found some snackie things on clearance at the base store that made everyone happy. Of course we also did a lot of our usual things to keep costs down, which always helps. So here goes my list: Continue reading
It’s time for the weekly Frugal Accomplishments post! Woohoo! Mine is pretty short this week, but there are lots of neat doings over at Brandy’s post for the week. As always, she’s got lovely photos posted as well. Ready? Alrighty, here we go:
I’m so excited! Brandy at The Prudent Homemaker has a post up this week, thanks to a work-around on her computer issue. So for anyone who missed her posts, head on over – there’s tons of inspiration and encouragement, as usual, from Brandy and her readers.
We had some pretty groovy things happen this past week and weekend and I’m looking forward to sharing them with you today. As always, please feel free to share your frugal accomplishments in the comments here or a link to them if you blog. I’d sure love to hear from you!
Here’s how things went for us the first week of March: Continue reading
I’ve decided I’ll be doing three personal challenges this month: another No Spend Month; another Pantry Challenge; and the 31 Bags in 31 Days challenge. All three of these will be adapted a bit for my needs and my family situation, but I’m sure they’ll still help bunches.
My friend E. and I made the decision back in January to make March a No Spend Month, during a discussion about the government shutdown and how it affects both of our families. I was super excited to get a message from her recently that her “other half” is on board and excited to do the NSM challenge as well. I speak from experience when I say that it’s HUGE when everyone in the household (or at least all those with access to the money) is a willing participant. So here’s to saving some serious cash in March! My rules are as follows: Continue reading
A recurring question that pops up whenever folks see that I really use my long term food storage items is, “What do you do with the cans?” Well, the easiest thing is to just recycle them – and we’ve done that plenty, rinsing them out and putting them in the recycle bin. There are, however, plenty of ways for frugal or crafty folks to reuse/repurpose them first.
Here are just a few of the ideas bouncing around in my brain these days for reusing #2 and #10 food storage containers:
- Pencil/brush caddy for the craft table or desk – cover with children’s drawings, wall paper samples, sponge paint, decoupage, etc.
- Make a “tin man” for the garden with various sizes of cans (bulk and standard shelf cans)
- Carry feed to small livestock – punch holes in the sides and you can even add a wire, twine or paracord carrying handle. Keep the lid handy to keep pests out.
- Place behind a chair and let kids play a clothespin drop game
- Decorate and use as planters for a windowsill herb garden (don’t forget drainage holes in the bottom – stick the plastic lid on the bottom as a drip catcher!)
Remember that tin cans can have sharp edges, so always make filing off sharp points a step in your repurposing adventures!