Five frugal things I’ve done this week:
1. Not massively money saving but this morning we walked into town instead of taking the car – only about a mile and a half each way but we saved petrol and car parking and even more importantly, we had a lovely catch up while we were walking.
2. We decided to make some homemade bracelets using the beads we bought off a lovely lady on our local Facebook selling site. The beads were a massive bargain at just £12 for two big bags of them – there are literally hundreds, all as pretty as these:
We’ve now got some last minute Birthday gifts ready and waiting to go in our present bag although I’m not sure Miss Frugal is comfortable giving only a homemade gift so we’ll be buying something to go with it. Homemade present’s are a funny thing aren’t it because sometimes you (or at least I do) feel that homemade gifts aren’t as good as bought gifts even when you know that they’ll be well received.
3. Did you know Boots are doing 3 for 2 on all make up at the minute? Me neither until I went in today to but some foundation as I was running low and saw the posters everywhere. I don’t wear much make up if I’m honest but I do like the Maybelline BB cream so I thought I’d take advantage of the 3 for 2 deal while it was on and buy three instead of one. A great example of how sometimes if you spend more by buying in bulk when there are offers on, you save in the long run.
4. I won’t be buying the kids Easter Eggs or giving them presents instead of eggs this year (although Miss Frugal assures me that all her friends are getting money as an Easter gift). They’re not exactly missing out as they already have a couple of eggs each from our family and I really don’t see why I should give them a present instead. Is that mean?
5. I made macaroni cheese this week for tea which is Master Frugal’s most requested tea. I made double the cheese sauce and I’ve frozen the leftover sauce in one portion pots so he can have it more often without me having to cook it for the whole family. All I need to do is defrost it in the fridge overnight and then heat it up while the pasta is cooking!
What frugal or thrifty things have you done this week?
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