Saving on things we buy
- Made my own coleslaw mix for a recipe, using cabbage & carrots. About 1/3 less than buying it pre-made.
- M also made his own nut mix, by purchasing the items separately & mixing them at home, saving a few bucks.
- I found $.01 on the ground, while on a walk. Big money!
- I've continued to sell things on eBay
- I continued my one chore a day, and cleaned out the shoe bins & sports equipment area in the garage. I put some shoes aside to resell (almost never used soccer cleats that are now outgrown, same with hiking boots, etc) & found a full set convertible skateboard/scooter. Got it cleaned up, posted on our neighborhood swap site & sold it for $30 a few hours later. No contact porch pickup, and they paid me through Venmo. Super easy. I wish all sales could be like that.
- I also found old collapsible goals, and sold those for $25.
- We avoided takeout this week, and managed to make a lot of meals at home. Our grocery bill continues to be very high, but is always cheaper than takeout.
- I had another "virtual happy hour", which means a glass of wine at home, which is much cheaper than an in person happy hour
- I'm also getting a $40 refund for my son's graduation (he is graduating from 8th grade) as the celebration is cancelled
- M also invested in clippers, so he can cut the boys hair. It's unclear whether this will save us money. If he cuts their hair a few times during the quarantine, we will be even. So, it looks promising.
- I also used a jalapeno left in the back of the fridge drawer, vs buying a can of chiles for a recipe.
What about you? Any frugal wins to report?