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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13900 on: May 22, 2020, 08:26:50 AM »
-Used an almost dead jalapeno in the back of the veggie drawer in place of buying a can of chiles at the store
-The allure of takeout or delivery was strong last night, but resisted & stuck to the planned leftovers

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13901 on: May 22, 2020, 08:28:52 AM »
Used the empty bread loaf bag for my work sandwich rather than a ziploc bag...have been re-reading the Tightwad Gazette for inspiration!

ZsaZsa, what a coincidence, I've also been re-reading the Tightwad Gazette during the shutdown.  I was a subscriber to her original newsletter and kept them all. 
My money savings came from getting 6 bagels for 99 cents from the discount shelf at Safeway.  They were slightly past expiration date but I revive them in the microwave and they're as fresh as new.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13902 on: May 22, 2020, 08:33:32 PM »
-- Called Verizon and knocked off $5 from my bill for the next two years.  So $120 for ten minutes of effort, not too bad.

-- Bought our son a bike!  Used.  On Craigslist.  For $10.  Score!

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« Reply #13903 on: May 23, 2020, 11:54:36 AM »
Sam's Club - Join for $45, get $45 - aka free membership:)

Entering some giveaways - for gift cards, for the entertainment as much as the possible savings:)

The usual, home cooking, lunches for work for Mr. R., enjoying eating up the garden bounty.

One of my new banana trees has made three new huge leaves just this past week- not sure if we will get bananas this year (called vanilla ice cream bananas - that alone makes me hungry for bananas:), but I am hopeful.
Lots of peppers, fresh herbs, tea (lemon balm, lemon verbena, Moroccan mint, Chocolate mint and spearmint), celery, lettuce and a second round of swiss chard.

I planted some Fennel for the first time and it got fat and happy - so now I need a good recipe for a fennel dish  - anyone?:)
All I know about fennel is that it is great for tea if you got a colicky baby.

Figured out a way to get a few extra bucks in interest from one of my existing accounts. No work involved. Just a bit of time mulling over my accounts.
Hey, five bucks extra a month is a good thing:).


 

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13904 on: May 23, 2020, 04:16:21 PM »
I cancelled two subscription services that I wasn't getting much value from.

And today I bought a cilantro plant for $2 - less than buying a bunch at the grocery store - and planted it on my patio. I use a lot of cilantro in my cooking, so growing my own will save me money and reduce waste.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13905 on: May 23, 2020, 09:55:08 PM »
Ate late breakfast at home, had a work-provided snack, and got so busy I didn't eat lunch. Ended up bringing home a salad from work for dinner. Made a homemade iced chai and took it with me to second shift in a repurposed spaghetti sauce jar. Left some fruit at that job site's fridge so that I have a snack tomorrow.
Use gifted money and combination of discounts and promo codes to order a fitness tracker I've wanted for some time.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13906 on: May 24, 2020, 07:43:48 AM »
Finally had a really hot sunny day, so I washed my car (instead of going to the carwash)! Looks like an entirely different shade of red. Divided the last of the potted hosta, repotted the small ones and planted some around the foundation of the house. Planted two banana peppers and a jalapeno in the garden where a few other plants didn't thrive. I guess that would be "potential saving".

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13907 on: May 24, 2020, 08:16:32 AM »
I am currently drying meat and vegetables, and some tomato sauce to create a new batch of light weight hiking food.

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« Reply #13908 on: May 25, 2020, 10:34:25 AM »
Made some Amazon returns of weird, cheap quality made in China crap that I purchased during moments of weakness this week. 

Yesterday morning and again today I rearranged some furniture to better utilize some table lamps.  For my next home, I want strong overhead lighting and 2 toilets. 

Before I return to work tomorrow Iím going to remove dead skin and moisturize my hands, and add some red nail polish to counteract my shaved head.  :) May go crazy and paint my toenails too.  Woo! 

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13909 on: May 27, 2020, 02:04:02 PM »
Made shrimp cocktail for lunch, using frozen shrimp and the cocktail sauce packets saved from our Long John Silvers and Captain D's meals. Felt very posh after my morning of grubbing in the dirt!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13910 on: May 27, 2020, 02:14:54 PM »
-Sold an item on eBay (used once, stored in the garage.) Was a gift ten years ago. Feels great to get it out of the house. I was worried I wouldn't have an appropriately sized box, as the item was both heavy & a strange shape. My son's laptop (required for online learning, but certainly not frugal) arrived today. The outer box is the perfect size for mailing.
-Leftovers for lunch. Repurposed the remainder of frozen bananas & fruit that was getting overly ripe into a protein smoothie after a run this morning, for breakfast.
-Wearing a work appropriate top, but cutoff shorts on the bottom, to reduce the need for A/C today. It's warm, and I have calls, but no one can see my bottom half. I would certainly not roll to the office in cutoff denim shorts, but they work well for this.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13911 on: May 28, 2020, 12:03:50 PM »
~Brought coffee, water, and breakfast from home when venturing out for a day of errands
~One of the errands was using a free coffee coupon :)
~Bought numerous sale items last night at the store
~Cooked dried pinto beans which were used in Budget Bytes Not Refried Beans and ham-hock and beans
~Saved .70/gallon at the gas pump by using grocery store value card points
~Using up food on hand including sauteing failing baby spinach last night
~Haven't renewed several magazine subscriptions this year reducing costs, home clutter and paper waste
~Will regift a small gift card received yesterday
~When cleaning out my desk drawer, came across a restaurant gift card.  I thought it had only a few dollars remaining.  When I checked the balance online, it shows $24.72 remaining.  Glad I didn't toss it!
~Using up the tiny bits of lotion, makeup and conditioner at the bottom of each container before opening new bottles
~Keeping attuned to evening temps.  If it's cool enough outside, we aren't running the window AC units.  Here's to cross-breezes!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13912 on: May 29, 2020, 09:59:35 AM »
We sold our house in March, but do the takeover in July. The broker was planning to send the final bill in July when he himself is on vacation. DH asked and asked again to see the bill earlier. We got it today. DH used 45 min to check in detail and he found 10% of the bill that shouldn't be there. Broker appologized that is was a temporary bill (really??) and will send a corrected bill.
I think they speculate in waiting a long time before sending the bill, so that the contract is not fresh in your mind. And when you are likely in your moving chaos and don't have energy. And the broker company had been bought up halfway the sale and they put the same tasks in twice in different wording.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13913 on: May 29, 2020, 05:35:29 PM »
Replaced (soldered-in) the battery in my sonic toothbrush for $5. Thanks YT.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13914 on: May 29, 2020, 06:55:18 PM »
Had free lunch at work...Geico made a donation to the hospital, which was used as a treat for the "dungeon dwellers" (people with offices in the basement). They provided us with box lunches from McCallisters!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13915 on: May 29, 2020, 09:10:28 PM »
AMEX Business Plat card added $20/month COVID-related "stimulus" to use on Shipping (among other benefits).

USPS qualified for the $20 so I picked up 36 stamps - a hair under $20.

No additional cost to me and everyone is getting love notes for the rest of the year. <3

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13916 on: May 29, 2020, 10:16:34 PM »
Now that I am 60, picked up my allotment of frozen senior lunches. They will bill me later @1.50 a meal. This includes 5 1/2 pints of milk, fruit cups and crackers as well as TV dinner type meal. Group dining is out, so theyíve moved to pickup.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13917 on: May 30, 2020, 10:36:37 PM »
Didn't feel like eating much, and managed to get free work food when I didn't snack on homemade popcorn.
Made a big crockpot meal and portioned it all out into containers for the next few lunches at work.
Washed my mattress cover, flipped the mattress, washed all the bedding to refresh my room without spending money.
Wrote some thank you notes on thrifted cards and gifted stamps.
Made two gifts out of fabric from the scrap bag. (Elastic book marks that grip the pages so they won't fall out if the book is dropped or tossed in a bag.)
Kept A/C usages to a minimum.
Did a newspaper crossword. SO gets the WSJ and saves the crosswords for me to do.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13918 on: June 01, 2020, 08:52:11 AM »
Over the last few days:
-Creative use of garden produce & fridge ingredients
-Listed & sold junk we don't need on eBay (mailing with repurposed packaging)
-Spent nearly an hour on with the DMV chat bot to avoid having to duplicate our smog test (error on their side). Saved $55
-Adjusted produce delivery to items we will eat, vs aspirational selections ;-)

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« Reply #13919 on: June 01, 2020, 08:18:45 PM »
-Adjusted produce delivery to items we will eat, vs aspirational selections ;-)

If I only had back the money I wasted on 'aspirational produce' I would probably be FIREd by now! :)

Ordered a cheap pizza for carryout and had a picnic with homemade iced tea and fresh pineapple in a local park. We ended up lolling about on the blanket for over an hour after lunch enjoying the fresh air and the sunshine.
Filled up my gas tank at the still-low prices in my area, on my Chase Freedom card to get the 5% cash back.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13920 on: June 02, 2020, 09:48:41 PM »
Processed the five pounds of free celery. Chopped it into sticks for snacking, strips for cooking, and mince for adding to tuna & chicken salad.
Rescued a cast iron skillet! I found it in the storage closet at work, and was given permission to take it home. I washed out the dirt, slathered it in bacon grease, and popped it in the oven.
Made several quarts of spaghetti sauce with more cast-off tomatoes.
Finished the last of the leftover cake from work.
Washed out five gallon zipper bags to reuse. My current box was purchased in 2018 and is still half full of new bags because I reuse as many as I can.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13921 on: June 03, 2020, 09:42:59 PM »
I've been fixing up my home workspace, since it looks like I'll be teleworking full time for a few more months, and probably at least 50% or more thereafter.  Decided that I would like a bulletin board, but something nice-looking, not a plain cork with black plastic edging.  I saw a few I liked on Amazon for $30-40, but then I remembered that I had a rather generic framed art print in my items waiting to be donated.  It is just the right size for a cork board, so I took the glass and the print out, and scrounged up some plain sheets of cork, glued them to the print backing, and then covered the whole thing with some nice fabric and stuck it back in the frame.  Voila - a pretty, custom-made bulletin boar for $0.  And I can easily change out the fabric if I ever get around to updating the rest of the 1978 decor in that room.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13922 on: June 03, 2020, 10:07:10 PM »
Bought an expiring-today package of Italian sausage for $1.99! Popped it in the freezer until we're ready to use it.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13923 on: June 04, 2020, 06:02:07 AM »
Am starting a few flats of wildflowers with collected seed.  If I get one plant of each species ,  this is a huge frugal win.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13924 on: June 04, 2020, 06:13:36 AM »
Processed the five pounds of free celery. Chopped it into sticks for snacking, strips for cooking, and mince for adding to tuna & chicken salad.
Rescued a cast iron skillet! I found it in the storage closet at work, and was given permission to take it home. I washed out the dirt, slathered it in bacon grease, and popped it in the oven.
Made several quarts of spaghetti sauce with more cast-off tomatoes.
Finished the last of the leftover cake from work.
Washed out five gallon zipper bags to reuse. My current box was purchased in 2018 and is still half full of new bags because I reuse as many as I can.

What do you use 5 gallon zipper bags for and where do you buy them?

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13925 on: June 04, 2020, 09:09:36 AM »
We bought a never used combi microwave second hand for half the normal new price.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13926 on: June 04, 2020, 11:32:56 AM »
Processed the five pounds of free celery. Chopped it into sticks for snacking, strips for cooking, and mince for adding to tuna & chicken salad.
Rescued a cast iron skillet! I found it in the storage closet at work, and was given permission to take it home. I washed out the dirt, slathered it in bacon grease, and popped it in the oven.
Made several quarts of spaghetti sauce with more cast-off tomatoes.
Finished the last of the leftover cake from work.
Washed out five gallon zipper bags to reuse. My current box was purchased in 2018 and is still half full of new bags because I reuse as many as I can.

What do you use 5 gallon zipper bags for and where do you buy them?

I suspect that they were 1 gallon bags and there were 5 of them.  ;)

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13927 on: June 05, 2020, 06:52:51 AM »
Took two weeks of garbage to the dump. We live in the country, and trash pickup is available for (last time I checked...years ago) around $30 a month. They pick up once a week, only what you can fit in their supplied bin. So my trip with the trash saved me at least $15!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13928 on: June 06, 2020, 05:03:45 AM »
I'm not sure it counts as saving money, because maybe everone here does it this way. But we are moving houses ourselves, without hiring a moving company to do it for us.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13929 on: June 06, 2020, 07:54:54 AM »
I'm not sure it counts as saving money, because maybe everone here does it this way. But we are moving houses ourselves, without hiring a moving company to do it for us.

When we were young and strong, Ex and I moved ourselves.

Now I hire movers but still do all my own packing and unpacking.  The people in the next unit had movers who did all their unpacking.  The moving company has crews that are specialists for packing/unpacking, so I suppose lots of people hire out the whole move.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13930 on: June 06, 2020, 09:53:57 AM »
-Sold more items on eBay. Junk out, cash in
-Inventoried everything in our fridge & freezer, so we can use it up & have a small shopping list before we head out of town
-Received a settlement for a class action lawsuit I filed months & months ago
-Called our wifi provider to save $4/month & get faster speed

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13931 on: June 06, 2020, 10:22:55 AM »
I did preventative maintenance on my expensive vacuum cleaner this morning. 

Yesterday I did a better than usual job of eating leftovers. 

I'm attempting to freeze half gallons of milk and heavy cream in my freezer this week to see how that works out.  At my last Prime Now delivery I was feeling pretty pessimistic so I bought a ton of dairy, toilet paper, soap, coffee and other pandemic essentials so I'm trying the freezer to prolong the dairy's lifespan. 

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13932 on: June 06, 2020, 09:52:12 PM »
I did preventative maintenance on my expensive vacuum cleaner this morning. 

Yesterday I did a better than usual job of eating leftovers. 

I'm attempting to freeze half gallons of milk and heavy cream in my freezer this week to see how that works out.  At my last Prime Now delivery I was feeling pretty pessimistic so I bought a ton of dairy, toilet paper, soap, coffee and other pandemic essentials so I'm trying the freezer to prolong the dairy's lifespan.

Milk and cream freeze fine.  The milk will separate when it defrosts, so give it a good shake before use.

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« Reply #13933 on: June 06, 2020, 10:15:06 PM »

I made a giant pot of chicken soup and popovers.

My kids (six and four) helped make the soup pot.

We are actively teaching them a lot about cooking and gardening.  I want to make sure they have these home economics skills and they see us doing these things.  My parents cooked but never really taught us and when I went off to college I pretty much new how to microwave hot pockets.  Now I am getting pretty good and want to get even better, to where people are like "wow LWYRUP is really a great cook."  It's fun watching your skills compound over time. 

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13934 on: June 07, 2020, 02:15:35 AM »
Needed to repot a plant that had outgrown itís pot- our condo has a Facebook page and I posted a message asking anyone had one I could use. Two hours later- delivered to my door.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13935 on: June 07, 2020, 10:16:32 AM »
Cold hard Cash
Rewards points - cashed out $60 on one and $50 on the other - $110 to savings (CD @ 3.25%)
always nice to get a freebie boost to my savings:).

Staying within my budget - there is always next month:)
Resisted buying a series of romance books from an author I just discovered.
Resisted ordering a garden book that I've been coveting.

Gardening - a reward in itself:)
Ooops - found out that one of my new pepper varieties I seeded out is not a sweet pepper but hot - hot - hot:).
Harvested a batch of peppers for the freezer and a huge batch of dried dill seeds.
Plan on harvesting and drying lemon verbena and lemon balm leaves for tea and seasoning this week. I prefer fresh leaves, but in the fall and winter I'll be glad to have dried.

Kept the mystery plants alive - they are either melon or squash - a garden gift from the birds, it will be fun to see what they turn out to be.
Free food:) never a bad thing.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13936 on: June 07, 2020, 10:31:48 AM »
Am starting a few flats of wildflowers with collected seed.  If I get one plant of each species ,  this is a huge frugal win.

@Frugal Lizard - That's awesome, what kind? - I actually dug up a few blooming groundcovers throughout our yard and back forty:) for my new walkway in the brew garden area. Cheaper than buying gravel.
The more I look the more different wildflowers I find, but I never had any luck buying a seed mix and have it take, although during the rainy season some suddenly appear out of nowhere like Tickseed which is a Florida native and will naturalize.

Biggest success this year I moved five big leaved tropical Taro plants into my garden - took them a while, but they have taken off - HUGE Leaves.
I'm enjoying all the wild elderberries and hope to transplant two into my garden before the county crew comes by and kills everything in and around the ditch.
 

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13937 on: June 07, 2020, 04:08:09 PM »
@Rosy
Nodding onion, penstemon, brown eye susan, bottle brush grass prairie smoke, new england aster, grey headed coneflower, and bergamot are what I am trying from collected seed.
From the advice I have recieved:  they germinate in the sun so I just scattered the seed on the soil and moistened it lightly.  It was only in the fridge for five weeks....hoping that was enough cold stratification.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13938 on: June 08, 2020, 01:09:43 AM »
Brought lunch to work and avoided the temptation to buy a pastry at the cafeteria. Also brought a smoothie to work for snack. I love my little blender cup.

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« Reply #13939 on: June 08, 2020, 09:10:31 AM »
@Frugal Lizard - oh those are all lovely. I do have seeds for half of what you listed - maybe I'll try them in the fall or next spring.

Monthly expen$e reduction
Finally managed to cancel Starz subscription - even managed to resist their tempting offers to stay.
Should have canceled sooner - but hey, I canceled before they charged me another nine bucks today.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13940 on: June 08, 2020, 02:16:34 PM »
DH has been home on medical leave and has had this annoying habit of leaving the garage light and computer screen on when coming into the house for lunch, etc.  Saturday, I finally asked him to turn them off when doing so.  I'm in charge of the energy bill and like to keep it as low as possible.

This week I'm going to rewrite my business insurance policy to a different company.  This will save $250+ a year, and $21 in quarterly installment fees.

Have been focusing on incorporating freezer leftovers into suppers.  I've also been grilling on the Traeger the past 3 weekends.   Yet another thing I've learned while DH has been down.  True, the pellets cost money, but it saves propane.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13941 on: June 08, 2020, 05:47:14 PM »
We're in the process of a bunch of home projects. I took advantage of gift card deals for Home Depot and earned a bunch of grocery store gift cards

Keeping fresh fruit cut in the fridge for kid snacks. Both to reduce food waste, and to get them to eat healthy stuff.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13942 on: June 09, 2020, 11:13:24 PM »
Processed the five pounds of free celery. Chopped it into sticks for snacking, strips for cooking, and mince for adding to tuna & chicken salad.
Rescued a cast iron skillet! I found it in the storage closet at work, and was given permission to take it home. I washed out the dirt, slathered it in bacon grease, and popped it in the oven.
Made several quarts of spaghetti sauce with more cast-off tomatoes.
Finished the last of the leftover cake from work.
Washed out five gallon zipper bags to reuse. My current box was purchased in 2018 and is still half full of new bags because I reuse as many as I can.

What do you use 5 gallon zipper bags for and where do you buy them?

I suspect that they were 1 gallon bags and there were 5 of them.  ;)

Yup!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13943 on: June 10, 2020, 01:10:48 AM »
*Reading a stack of library books that were collecting up at the branch during lockdown - opened back up this week

*Listening to podcasts while I putter in the kitchen

*Made soup stock in IP with chicken carcass

*Continuing with sourdough experiments. Made double batch of delicious English Muffins

*Cut up fruit for snacks

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13944 on: June 10, 2020, 01:37:00 AM »
Just noticed that I've been doing something for months: I wear clothes a day longer than I would have when I was working outside of the home. I've never been the type of person to automatically wash clothes after wearing them once, but I would wash them once they start smelling like 'person' instead of soap, usually after 2-3 days. Now I wear them a day longer which has significantly reduced the amount of laundry (I'm a woman and I use deodorant, my partner still needs a fresh shirt every day).
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13945 on: June 10, 2020, 02:56:05 PM »
I used up as much of last weeks produce as I could today: used some slightly tired apples to make apple dumplings, made a turnip casserole for lunch, stir-fried enough onions, peppers, tomatoes and parsley to add to rice for supper. But...I found one small, moldy squash I missed on my last search...and had to throw it in the compost. Color me embarrassed!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13946 on: June 10, 2020, 03:13:25 PM »
-I've continued to slice up fruit & offer up lots of options I'm trying to get rid of, as the kids are having breakfast & lunch each day. They largely are in charge of their own, so if I'm willing to prep/cut it, they are almost always willing to eat it. Trying to reduce waste before we head out of town on Friday.

-Have sold 38 items on eBay in June. Largely small things, and lots of books.

-Rescued artichokes from our produce box before they could go bad

-Filled out paperwork to receive reimbursement from a prescription I filled

-Purchased Home Depot gift cards at the local grocery store. We are in the middle of numerous house projects. The gift cards earned grocery store gift cards, so free future groceries!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13947 on: June 11, 2020, 10:46:17 AM »
Covered the top portion of my plant/box window with sheets of typing paper to keep the sun out.  Save on a tiny bit of A/C costs.

Figured out how to turn the "heated dry" cycle OFF on my dishwasher. 

Every little bit, right?

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13948 on: June 13, 2020, 09:33:15 AM »
We drove from California to Oregon, and arrived at our vacation house yesterday evening. A few wins from the drive:
-Used Starbucks credit for breakfast for everyone
-Brought leftover perishables with us in a cooler, to eliminate food waste
-Took advantage of a BOGOF foot long subway offer for the kids, on the drive
-Prepped taco meat before we left & froze it. Once we'd arrived last night, I pulled together a quick dinner.
-Inventoried the freezer & pantry here, so we'll know what we need once we get to the store to stock up

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13949 on: June 13, 2020, 04:05:08 PM »
At his request I cut off 14 yo DS's long coronavirus hair with a clippers.  I have to admit the result doesn't look good.  Good thing he's not picky.