Half term is not usually one of the frugal-est (is that a word) weeks of the year but I don’t think we’ve done too badly this week.
Five frugal things I’ve done this week:
1. Miss Frugal isn’t growing that much so she hasn’t grown out of many clothes but her taste has changed so much since she started secondary school so we had a sort through of her wardrobe this week. Because she’s quite small, she’s still got clothes that we bought for her in Year 5 so you can imagine that her taste has changed massively now that she’s as a much more sophisticated (;-)) Year 7 girl. We photographed what she no longer wanted and added it to a couple of our local facebook selling groups and made a little bit of money from it. What we didn’t sell, we dropped off a the charity shop.
2. We made it our mission this week to spend as little money as possible while having as much fun as possible so we’ve had lots of outdoor fun – we’ve been to a couple of different parks, the kids have been out for scooter rides, they’ve washed the car (and themselves) and we’ve had some lovely pyjama and movie afternoons. It’s been a pleasure to see so much non-electronics based fun!
3. We bought a car – not very frugal in itself but it was a necessary purchase. We bought it with our own money and made sure that it’s economical to run, cheap to tax and insure as well as being the prettiest shade of blue! It’s a sensible car although if I’m honest, I was sorely tempted by the very impractical 2 seater convertible that I fell in love with.
4. I bought a Christmas present – I can’t tell you what it is because a certain 12 year old may read this but I wanted to get a head start on a beauty hamper that I’m planning so I thought if I buy one thing a week for 6-8 weeks then that will be done other than the presentation part of it.
5. I love scented candles and often have a candle of some sort burning away on a night. This week I discovered some gorgeous scented candles in Morrisons that were really good value for money. I found this one in the air freshener aisle for £1.48 and it smells gorgeous – it’s a caramel scented one. They also had some lovely fresh smelling ones in the home aisle for under a pound which are much better value than the usual ones that I buy!
What have you done this week to save money?
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