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I have decided to switch up a few things, and the “Last Week’s Frugal Accomplishments” feature will now be posted on Sundays so I can focus on meal planning on Mondays.
Last Week’s Frugal Accomplishments: February 28-March 6
Over the last week, we started to slip off the frugal living wagon a few times. My husband and I had 2 at home date nights, which sounds great, until we realized we spent almost $50 this week so we could have those two date nights. In the grand scheme of things, its not that bad, and it is a lot less than actually going out for an evening (I don’t think we could get a baby sitter for 2 nights for under $50), yet it is more than we had anticipated spending, so now we will resume focus.
I hand washed dishes when the dishwasher decided to go on the blink again instead of relying solely on paper products.
We continued to eat from the pantry and freezer.
For our family day out, we visited several garden centers and just enjoyed spending time together as a family while anticipating spring and the upcoming garden season.
We turned our eggs shells, banana peels, and coffee grounds into compost for the gardens by allowing all 3 to dry out, and then pulverizing them in the food processor. We then spread this mixture on two of the garden beds.
I began weeding the gardens to realize that onions that I planted last summer are now coming up. They aren’t weeds after all! I’m going to let them grow, and see what happens.
We are recycling some milk jugs into garden cloches so we can start some of our seeds sooner.
We discovered that our potatoes that were in the cellar have eyed up, so instead of discarding them, we are going to let them go and plant them in the coming weeks. We have yet to successfully grow potatoes, but figured why not since we won’t have to buy seed potatoes this year.
My in laws took the kids last weekend, and when they returned, they brought us several bottles of juice, yogurts, and bagels.
I grocery shopped at Aldi, and today they had bread on sale B1G1 free, which worked out to 70¢ a loaf! I bought 4 so I could stock the freezer.
At the produce market, they had strawberries on sale for $1/lb and they looked beautiful and bright red. $1/lb is cheaper than purchasing frozen berries, so I bought 4 lbs for smoothies and snacking, and plan to go back during the week to stock up on more.
What did you do to save money last week?