Author Topic: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?  (Read 4974688 times)

Lazyretirementgirl

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 15
  • Age: 67
  • Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Handlebar
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12200 on: October 21, 2018, 10:58:03 PM »
Bought a few bottles of black dye and dyed my work pants.  They are in decent condition just faded.  This will easily get me another year without buying new ones.  Only draw back is my hand now has a black cast to it from making sure the fabric was all under water.  Next time Iíll make sure I have an old paint stick on hand for that.
[/quote
 Could you explain exactly what you did? I have the same problem, but am daunted.

Linea_Norway

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 6311
  • Location: Norway
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12201 on: October 22, 2018, 02:03:53 AM »
Walked to work and will walk back in the afternoon.

Tomorrow I will borrow the free hanger at work to take home and collect some large garbage stuff at home. The day after I will drive it to the free community garbage point, on my way to work. A few kms extra driving, but not enormous.
Nice to have access to a free hanger that doesn't need to be stored at your house.

Sugaree

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 674
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12202 on: October 22, 2018, 06:28:07 AM »
I cancelled my Dollar Shave Club subscription.  We probably have 30 cartridges that have never been used and when we finally work through those, I'll just order some more from Amazon.

JanetJackson

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 733
  • Location: United States
    • How I actually made $50 just for taking a survey and being in the healthcare marketplace
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12203 on: October 22, 2018, 06:57:00 AM »
Prepped my big dollar tree pitcher of cold brew Aldi espresso before work to fuel me this week.

I throw it into a mesh tube, slide a nut milk bag over the open end, pour water over it, let it brew for about 24-48 hrs and then I have a whole pitcher of very strong, not bitter, cheap coffee (I use espresso- cafť bustelo) for the week.

I finished my last pitcher yesterday, was too dang lazy to make a new one yesterday, but drank my last cup this morning... sooo... I had to take the 7 minutes or whatever (oh the humanity! Lol) to make a new pitcher this morning before work.

I really didn't want to do it, but hey... it's done!  And sitting in my fridge brewing for me to have tomorrow. 
YUM.

Mrs.Piano

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 57
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12204 on: October 22, 2018, 09:46:21 AM »
I helped a friend clear out her motherís house yesterday, and came away with some items we had been needing but were too Mustachian to buy. Specifically, we had been using indoor folding chairs on the front porch because we didnít have any free/thrifted chairs. We got two platstic chairs from the lady. Further, I had been vaguely planning to make a clothespin bag to hang on the line, and also a cutlery roll to carry with us when eating out, and both of these things were included! Finally, I got some supplies for my textile hobby which saved me a few hundred bucks.

Imma

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2169
  • Location: Europe
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12205 on: October 22, 2018, 09:53:22 AM »
I need to buy a textbook that costs Ä36 new. I'm a  tax law student so it's often difficult to find used books, as there are new editions every year. But this particular book I've found second hand for Ä28 incl shipping, and it's completely new, still in plastic.

Not massive savings, but still, Ä8 less for exactly the same item is a good deal.

Dollar Slice

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 5195
  • Age: 42
  • Location: New York City
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12206 on: October 22, 2018, 11:12:27 PM »
I'm taking a few months off to sort out some health issues after losing my job this summer, and I realized last week that my income will (barring any big surprises) be low enough to contribute to an IRA (and get the deduction) in addition to the 401k contributions I had earlier in the year. So today I moved $5500 from my taxable savings to the IRA. It's possible I'll end up getting the saver's credit as well with this additional contribution, but it's hard to say with the new tax system exactly where I'll end up there. Four figures worth of tax savings!

Also didn't spend any money yesterday or today, and did a bunch of batch cooking with on-sale chicken and a big pile of healthy vegetables. Now I have healthy food for the week and no temptation to eat out or order in.

Hirondelle

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1524
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12207 on: October 23, 2018, 03:44:49 AM »
Resisted buying coffee when walking to work this morning.

Imma

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2169
  • Location: Europe
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12208 on: October 23, 2018, 06:08:20 AM »
Resisted buying coffee when walking to work this morning.

You've mentioned this before I think? Don't you have nice coffee at home to take with you, or don't you have time to make fresh coffee in morning?

Hirondelle

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1524
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12209 on: October 23, 2018, 06:46:57 AM »
Resisted buying coffee when walking to work this morning.

You've mentioned this before I think? Don't you have nice coffee at home to take with you, or don't you have time to make fresh coffee in morning?

Yes, normally I do make my own but this morning I went to work earlier than normal so didn't have a lot of time and got tempted. This happens occasionally :). I'm also out of nice coffee actually so that doesn't help either (haven't been making any on most days tbh).

MaybeBabyMustache

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2060
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12210 on: October 23, 2018, 09:06:09 AM »
Nice work @Dollar Slice ! That's a big tax savings

Imma

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2169
  • Location: Europe
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12211 on: October 23, 2018, 09:52:54 AM »
@Hirondelle I don't know how it works exactly, but I know a friend of mine gets up at 5.30 and has a coffee machine with a timer. He sets the timer at the same time as his alarm in the morning and by the time he's washed and dressed there's fresh coffee for breakfast and to go.

I only get coffee from AH a few times a year when I take very long train trips (to your city, for example). I try to make sure I don't have enough time in the morning to visit a shop at the station, because the smells from the shops are always tempting.

Rosy

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2159
  • Location: Florida
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12212 on: October 23, 2018, 10:05:58 AM »
I second the "set the time" recommendation for the coffee maker. But maybe you use K-cups or a manual pour-over method?

Small savings - I just got credited $5 for changing to online statement instead of mail. Yeah, well, I'm old school, but I think this was the last one.

Sugaree

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 674
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12213 on: October 23, 2018, 10:45:33 AM »
I didn't realize how much I liked my programmable coffee maker until it got packed into a box of kitchen stuff that has gone missing.  I have a manual one now that I have hooked up to a smart switch.  I can have it on a timer for the weekdays or I can ask Alexa to start making it on the weekends.  More importantly, it is programmed to turn off after a couple of hours in case I forget.

MountainGal

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 464
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12214 on: October 23, 2018, 01:16:49 PM »
I use a reusable cup in my free, hand me down Keurig and use coffee purchased at Sam's Club in it.  I love it compared to a "traditional" pot since it's just me who usually drinks it.

@Dollar Slice , I hope things work out for you health wise.

Lately:
~Used our $12.28 Savings Catcher this morning at Wal Mart.  I also used 2 paper coupons totaling $3.25

~Returned some past it's best by date (by 3 weeks!) lamb I just purchased last week to the grocery store for a $10+ refund.  Got a free Friday download candy bar while there.  Have been craving chocolate, and this saved me about $1.

~Continuing to use up leftovers to save on food waste.  My lunch just consisted of leftover beef sausage, the last homemade flax seed muffin, and a few slices of pepperoni.

~DH and I will propose to my family we don't do Christmas stocking stuffers this year.  He is still so over "stuff" after last year's move, and I have been focusing on ridding of "stuff" from our home, so why add more?

~According to my spreadsheet, I've saved nearly $1,000 by shopping sale items, and using paper and e-coupons so far this year.

Prairie Stash

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1804
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12215 on: October 23, 2018, 03:44:59 PM »
@MaybeBabyMustache , I warm them up in the microwave.  True, the tortilla chips are a little soggy by the next day, but yay no food waste!
Toaster oven or regular oven for 5 minutes. Its also the way to crisp up stale chips. 5 minutes in the oven, back to being delicious. Ditto with fries, pretty much anything soggy in the microwave just needs a few minutes in the oven.

I purchased 10 taco kits (3 weeks back) at $0.49 apiece for the spice inside, regular price of the spice is $0.99. They were on clearance because the torillas get stale...unless you know how to refresh them.
https://www.epicurious.com/expert-advice/freshen-stale-tortilla-chips-recipes-article

middo

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 886
  • Location: Country Western Australia
  • Learning.
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12216 on: October 23, 2018, 04:27:29 PM »
Convinced my wife we should both catch the train to work, since she is one stop further down the line than I am.  We really enjoyed chatting, reading, and she did a little work.  We brought our coffee's from home.  It felt a little like we weren't really going to work, but were on a picnic.

I will spoil her with a hot tea in the keep-cups on the way home tonight.

Unique User

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 656
  • Location: NC
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12217 on: October 23, 2018, 05:13:09 PM »
DH had three food shows in the last couple weeks for work all with low turnout, probably due to hurricanes.  He never knows in advance what the turnout will be so didn't lower food amounts.  Most of the other vendors will throw food away, but he always brings it home so we have had tons of prepared food in the fridge and freezer lately - lots of salad fixings, sloppy joes, mini meatloaves, jerk pork, buffalo chicken, pimento cheese.  I'm on a mission to use it all up quickly so lots of dinners lately for under $1.  Today was chili made from sloppy joe mix, tomatoes, pinto beans and an onion served with salad.  Less than $1 for the onion; tomatoes and pinto beans were coupon freebies. I'm spending maybe $25-$30 a week on produce and other necessities, not sure how long I can keep it up, but I'll take it. 

MaybeBabyMustache

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2060
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12218 on: October 23, 2018, 08:17:12 PM »
Thanks for the nacho tips. YUM!

We did the normal free lunches at work, leftovers for dinner thing. I also received a Costco recall for an item we had, and we got $50+ back. Wow!

When I was putting some oven mitts that don't fit me into our donation bin, I noticed my husband had added a hoodie that had shrunk. It was too small for him, but fits me perfectly. I'm thrilled. I've been looking for a good "around the house" hoodie as the temperatures drop. No need to buy one!

jengod

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1219
  • Location: Near LAX
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12219 on: October 24, 2018, 12:13:46 AM »
I have two (thrifted) crockpots going at once—one turning a roast chicken carcass into bone broth and one preparing overnight groats with chia seeds.

Hirondelle

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1524
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12220 on: October 24, 2018, 01:14:32 AM »
@Hirondelle I don't know how it works exactly, but I know a friend of mine gets up at 5.30 and has a coffee machine with a timer. He sets the timer at the same time as his alarm in the morning and by the time he's washed and dressed there's fresh coffee for breakfast and to go.

I only get coffee from AH a few times a year when I take very long train trips (to your city, for example). I try to make sure I don't have enough time in the morning to visit a shop at the station, because the smells from the shops are always tempting.

You actually motivated me to get to my not-so-good coffee (it was a gift of a friend) and find a way to make it more bearable! I don't have/use a coffee machine but I usually drink Vietnamese iced coffee and make it the 'original' way.

I have the same weakness with with the station coffee, especially if I have to wait on a cold station for the next train. When I visit my parents (2.5h train ride, once a month) I usually allow myself to spend the 1 euro to buy a AH coffee. The coffees bought occasionally on the way to work are btw also AH ones (I walk to work and pass one on the way) so they're not that much of a budget-burden ;).

Linea_Norway

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 6311
  • Location: Norway
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12221 on: October 24, 2018, 01:55:01 AM »
@Hirondelle I don't know how it works exactly, but I know a friend of mine gets up at 5.30 and has a coffee machine with a timer. He sets the timer at the same time as his alarm in the morning and by the time he's washed and dressed there's fresh coffee for breakfast and to go.

I only get coffee from AH a few times a year when I take very long train trips (to your city, for example). I try to make sure I don't have enough time in the morning to visit a shop at the station, because the smells from the shops are always tempting.

You actually motivated me to get to my not-so-good coffee (it was a gift of a friend) and find a way to make it more bearable! I don't have/use a coffee machine but I usually drink Vietnamese iced coffee and make it the 'original' way.

I have the same weakness with with the station coffee, especially if I have to wait on a cold station for the next train. When I visit my parents (2.5h train ride, once a month) I usually allow myself to spend the 1 euro to buy a AH coffee. The coffees bought occasionally on the way to work are btw also AH ones (I walk to work and pass one on the way) so they're not that much of a budget-burden ;).

On a train your can bring coffee in a thermo bottle.

MissNancyPryor

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 599
  • Age: 51
  • Location: Northwest USA
  • The Stewardess is Flying the Plane!
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12222 on: October 24, 2018, 07:36:40 AM »
Recently I have stopped buying cream of mushroom soup as a sauce.  So many frugal home-cooked "Mom" recipes require that pantry staple for casseroles and such.  The price of this item has really gone up and it is easily $1.58 on the grocery shelf and closer to $1 per can at Costco. 

On a whim I decided to make my own with a simple white sauce and reconstituted mushrooms.  When I buy Costco mushrooms I usually can't finish the whole package fresh and end up slicing them and dehydrating them so there is lots on hand, they don't suffer much flavor and texture when used in cooking (and compared to canned they are a delight).  I have Costco cheap half-and-half on hand for my morning coffee all the time anyway.

Simple recipe:
Place a big handful of dried mushrooms in a cup of hot tap water; they will reconstitute in about 3 minutes. While doing so, melt 1/3c butter in a sauce pan on medium heat.  Add 1/4c flour and stir to cook out the raw flour flavor, then add a splash of half-and-half and whisk till smooth.  Continue to add more half-and-half slowly till the mixture looks like a condensed soup, which will happen quickly as the sauce boils.  Pull from the heat and add the mushrooms, reserving the liquid for now.  As needed you can add the mushroom liquid to loosen the sauce further from this point.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  All of the ingredients can be adjusted easily by volume and depending on your preferences, it is hard to screw this up as long as you don't scorch it.  It takes less than 5 minutes.  This works perfectly as a substitute for good old cream-o-mush, plus it has the benefits in that I know exactly what is in it. 

The cost is just pennies with the butter being the most expensive item at about 40 cents. All in, the cost is maybe 50 cents for a volume of what would be 2 cans of the condensed soup, saving about $2.50 and providing a wholesome, non-processed food. 

I may buy a bunch of the actual soup again for the bunker if the price gets down to 59 cents a can on some loss-leader Thanksgiving sale but otherwise I don't see myself ever worrying about having it around for weekday meals.     

Kitsune

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1853
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12223 on: October 24, 2018, 01:08:13 PM »
@MissNancyPryor - if you have dried mushrooms on hand that you're re-constituting, the broth from that makes the VERY BEST risotto base. SO flavorful.

MissNancyPryor

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 599
  • Age: 51
  • Location: Northwest USA
  • The Stewardess is Flying the Plane!
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12224 on: October 24, 2018, 06:55:25 PM »
Yes, good call!  They are so handy for things like that and stroganoffs.  They keep forever in a mason jar. 

I'm a red panda

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 8007
  • Location: United States
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12225 on: October 26, 2018, 06:24:09 PM »
The pump on my conditioner and DH's lotion were no longer bringing up product. (DHs for awhile, he's been working to get it out manually to not waste it.) Instead of rinsing them and recycling the bottles I turned them over in Tupperware. I got a full half cup of conditioner and almost a quarter cup of lotion


zygote

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 296
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12226 on: October 26, 2018, 09:37:17 PM »
Iíve been having trouble resisting an afternoon cup of coffee near work lately. Thereís nothing like it when I am struggling through the post lunch slump. I brought tea to make at work, and it just wasnít the same.

Well, this week I decided to try out instant coffee. BINGO. Itís not as good as the local coffee shop, but itís good enough that laziness wins and Iím just glad I donít have to leave the building!! Time and money saved.

It was an interesting lesson in willpower. Just telling myself no wasnít working. I had to find the right alternative that will actually be sustainable for me.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2018, 11:45:18 AM by zygote »

foobaz

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 27
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12227 on: October 26, 2018, 09:40:55 PM »
I skipped lunch because I was in a meeting and forgot about eating. One less meal eating out and it helps me lose weight.

Sugaree

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 674
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12228 on: October 27, 2018, 08:48:36 AM »
I spent my day off yesterday cooking.  I made seven dinners and a couple of days worth of work lunches in the freezer plus have two meals ready for the crockpot for today and tomorrow.  We've got a busy weekend and knowing that dinner will be ready when we get home will ward off the urge to  just hit the drive through on the way home.

nessness

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 423
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12229 on: October 27, 2018, 11:01:43 AM »
I looked for recipes to use up my squash and found one for some soup I could make with only ingredients I had on hand. It turned out good and only cost about 75Ę per serving.

mountain mustache

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 457
  • Age: 29
  • Location: Colorado
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12230 on: October 27, 2018, 11:14:54 AM »
I sold some winter gloves I wasn't using and made $60!

I resisted going to the thrift store to shop for clothes I didn't really need.

middo

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 886
  • Location: Country Western Australia
  • Learning.
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12231 on: October 28, 2018, 01:38:50 AM »
My wife turned older bananas into banana bread. Yum.

Walked to the shops today.

Imma

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2169
  • Location: Europe
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12232 on: October 28, 2018, 02:13:10 AM »
My wife turned older bananas into banana bread. Yum.


That's exactly what I'm going to do now. Another benefit is that it's a little bit cold indoors this morning, but not cold enough to turn on the heating. The oven will warm up the house.

Hula Hoop

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1355
  • Location: Italy
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12233 on: October 28, 2018, 02:56:49 AM »
I'm cooking Indian style dark chick peas in the pressure cooker that a foreign friend gave me when she moved back to her home country.  We're also eating our way through a huge bag of delicious apples that we got for free from a friend in the countryside.  Will probably make apple crumble latter on with the kids.

MaybeBabyMustache

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2060
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12234 on: October 28, 2018, 12:47:13 PM »
Did about 3 hours worth of food prep today: 3 dozen muffins (freezer), freezer burritos, waffles, guacamole, made a pizza for my son to take in his lunch. . . all of this will help us keep food/snacks/eating out costs down

jengod

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1219
  • Location: Near LAX
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12235 on: October 30, 2018, 12:39:24 PM »
Saved $22 on parking by biking 8 miles (and back) to a checkup.

Bracken_Joy

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 8928
  • Location: Oregon
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12236 on: October 30, 2018, 12:47:25 PM »
I wear a weird bra size. I tried a third love bra since I know several people who LOVE theirs. Sadly, my fit didn't quite live up to the hype. So I returned it, even though I'm crazy busy selling a house. On a whim I tried a nordstrom's rack since they sometimes have weird bra sizes. Lo and behold, I found two decent fitting bras for $19 each. Compared to an $80 bra? I'll take it. Are they perfect? Still no, but my current bras are disintegrating, so it's becoming urgent. I'll take less than $40 for two bras that fit the same as the $80 bra.

Another cost savings on this:
We're out of ink for our printer, and don't want to replace it. We'll replace it after moving. It was free, and we get literally fewer than 100 pages off an ink cartridge. AWFUL. But I needed the label printed out. Had the thought and asked a friend who was coming over to print it for me! Saved me a trip and saved me buying an ink refill for a printer I'm going to replace after I move in a couple weeks.

Hirondelle

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 1524
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12237 on: October 30, 2018, 01:59:55 PM »
I feel you B_J! I just ordered a bikini (buying bikinis is worse than bras as people seem to think you don't need support while swimming?!) and I'm excited to try it but also prepared for disappointment..

Bracken_Joy

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 8928
  • Location: Oregon
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12238 on: October 30, 2018, 02:07:26 PM »
I feel you B_J! I just ordered a bikini (buying bikinis is worse than bras as people seem to think you don't need support while swimming?!) and I'm excited to try it but also prepared for disappointment..

Oh noooo. You just made me remember that my 9 year old, hand me down bikini top bit the dust when I was in Hawaii last year. *Cue sobs* I'm gonna have to replace that at some point, too.

Good luck with your suit fitting!

Roadrunner53

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 2533
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12239 on: October 30, 2018, 02:38:41 PM »
Did about 3 hours worth of food prep today: 3 dozen muffins (freezer), freezer burritos, waffles, guacamole, made a pizza for my son to take in his lunch. . . all of this will help us keep food/snacks/eating out costs down

Can you post your recipe for freezer burritos. I am Mexican food ignorant. Thanks!

MaybeBabyMustache

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2060
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12240 on: October 30, 2018, 06:54:46 PM »
@Roadrunner53 - sure. It was my first time making this recipe, but I liked them. https://www.budgetbytes.com/make-ahead-bean-and-cheese-burritos/

mysunnyday

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 1
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12241 on: October 30, 2018, 08:23:47 PM »
I cooked a chicken in the instantpot for dinner and saved the chicken stock for rice later this week.

Convinced DD to wear fun Halloween socks (that we already have) to school tomorrow rather than buying a new Halloween shirt this year.

And I set up my MMM profile and joined the forum!

Happy to be here for all of this awesome motivation.


HappierAtHome

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 8155
  • Location: Australia
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12242 on: October 30, 2018, 09:41:29 PM »
I cooked a chicken in the instantpot for dinner and saved the chicken stock for rice later this week.

Convinced DD to wear fun Halloween socks (that we already have) to school tomorrow rather than buying a new Halloween shirt this year.

And I set up my MMM profile and joined the forum!

Happy to be here for all of this awesome motivation.

Welcome to the forum!!

mustachepungoeshere

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2389
  • Location: Sydney, Oz
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12243 on: October 31, 2018, 02:06:34 AM »
Bought a pair of shorts on eBay. $15.50 out of pocket for $35 shorts, NWT.

MoolahLula

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 306
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12244 on: October 31, 2018, 04:20:50 AM »
I extended the life of some expensive dress shoes with some insoles from CVS.  After work I stopped at Safeway and got snacks to take to work plus food for my dinner vice going to a restaurant.  Restaurants are my biggest downfall.

Sugaree

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 674
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12245 on: October 31, 2018, 05:25:12 AM »
I walked out of the thrift store without buying anything.  I had a beautiful coat in my hand, standing in the checkout line, and decided against it.  Yes, it was in great shape.  Yes, it was only $4.  Yes, that same coat would cost me $60 on Poshmark.  But it was a bit too small and I really don't ever go anywhere that would require a dressier coat.

Roadrunner53

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 2533
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12246 on: October 31, 2018, 05:46:06 AM »
@Roadrunner53 - sure. It was my first time making this recipe, but I liked them. https://www.budgetbytes.com/make-ahead-bean-and-cheese-burritos/

Thanks, what a great recipe! Lots of step by step instructions! Shopping for the ingredients today!

Tom Bri

  • Pencil Stache
  • ****
  • Posts: 659
  • Location: Small Town, Flyover Country
  • More just cheap, than Mustachian
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12247 on: October 31, 2018, 10:22:53 AM »
Carried home two truckloads of firewood. A huge tree went down at my dad's, and I have spent all summer and fall gradually cutting it up and splitting it. No powered splitter, so all with axe and wedges, a lot of work. But it will be enough for two years of fireplace.

pressure9pa

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 50
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12248 on: October 31, 2018, 01:24:03 PM »
Carried home two truckloads of firewood. A huge tree went down at my dad's, and I have spent all summer and fall gradually cutting it up and splitting it. No powered splitter, so all with axe and wedges, a lot of work. But it will be enough for two years of fireplace.

Timed correctly, a fallen tree can warm you three times.  First when you chop it, again when you split it, and finally when you burn it. 

HappierAtHome

  • Walrus Stache
  • *******
  • Posts: 8155
  • Location: Australia
Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #12249 on: November 01, 2018, 06:38:14 AM »
Took my scripts to the cheapest pharmacy of the three near my house. Saved around $50!