Five frugal things I’ve done this week:
1. I bought some lovely cushions on sale a few weeks ago from Dunelm Mill. They were reduced to £2 each and they were so pretty that I bought them intending to use them in my little living room makeover. As pretty as they were though, they just didn’t go with anything else so I gave them to Miss Frugal to use on her bed as she loves girly cushions. The only problem is that the cushions she has have started taking over her bed so she ends up throwing them all on the floor every night and I end up nagging at her to pick them up again the next day. So…. I took a photo and added them to the local Facebook selling site and a lovely lady came and collected them all within an hour. I sold them for £10 for all four so she got a bargain and I made a little extra. 😉
Just look how pretty the cushions were though…
2. I sorted a pile of books out from the kids bookshelves and took them in to Master Frugal’s school where they’ll be a lot more use to them than they are to us gathering dust. I’m not sure if this is particularly frugal but I think so as someone is getting use out of something I no longer need.
3. I’ve been saying for ages that I needed to do something with our bedroom because, aside from the kitchen, it’s the only room that’s virtually untouched since we moved in. The main thing I needed to sort out was our bedside cabinets because the ones we had were tired looking pine cabinets that didn’t match anything in the room! I looked about for some bargain bedside cabinets to replace our them but to get a similar style would have set us back between £40 and £80 per cabinet so I decided to buy some paint and give our old pine ones a new lease of life. What do you think?
4. This one is two fold – I found myself with bananas that were just about to turn again this week so I found a new way to use them up instead of the muffins I made last week. I made apple and banana squares which were delicious! I’ve also taken bananas off the shopping list as I’ve had to use them up before they went bad for the last few weeks.
5. I slow cooked a gammon joint on Monday and served it for tea that day with some veg and Yorkshire puds, made soup with the stock, packed lunch sandwiches with some of the leftovers and then chopped the rest up and added it to a risotto for Tuesday nights tea.
What have you done this week to save money?
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