Every week I share five frugal things that I’ve done during that week just to show you that the small things you do all add up to a great frugal lifestyle where you can learn to live a fabulously frugal life.
1) I made a big batch of my Butternut Squash Carbonara minus the pasta so basically just the butternut squash sauce-y bit and now have five single servings in my freezer ready to use when I need them. Warning: there is no way that I can make this look pretty as it’s basically orange mush but it’s an extremely tasty and healthy orange mush so I’m obsessed with it right now!
I think I said in my post about this but I first made this by accident when a soup turned out too thick and it’s now one of my favourite meals. I usually have it as a pasta sauce but I’ve also had it with chicken and mixed it into a risotto. I use frozen chunks of butternut squash for ease when I make it and it works out to be great value as well as being super easy to make that way.
2) Do you take advantage of all those store loyalty cards you have in your purse?
I have most of mine on my phone as I’m ridiculous at remembering to carry them around with me and I have notifications switched on for most of the apps they’re linked to so I do get notifications when there’s a special offer or competition on. I got a notification on my Sparks card app that there were some giveaways and competitions for cardholders so I clicked on the notification and entered the competition.
Here’s what I got in my emails last weekend…
3) I wanted to show you an outfit that I wore last weekend when I went out but you have to promise not to judge the mess and chaos that is my spare bedroom. 😂
The boots and the dress cost around £10 combined from Vinted and I love them both! I think it shows that you don’t need to spend a fortune to feel comfortable in what you’re wearing for any occasion whether it’s a night out, a day in the office or a day lazing around the house. Check out one of my monthly pre-loved bargains posts to see some of the things I’ve bought at my local charity shops or on Vinted.
4) I was a couple of days late but I submitted my meter readings to my energy supplier last weekend to make sure that I don’t pay any more than I have to when they work out my next bill as it will be based on an actual meter reading. I’m sure you all feel my pain with these prices going up so if you haven’t already submitted yours then do it right now.
5) On the subject of the super high cost of living at the moment, I save a few pounds on my petrol by checking what the prices for petrol were in the petrol stations near where I live. There was a variance of about 9p in the stations near me which is a fair amount for such a small area and the usual one I would have gone to was 4p more than the one I ended up going to after checking the prices.
I use PetrolPrices.com as that’s the site I’ve been registered with for years now but when I just had a quick google and there’s actually loads of sites now who do similar including Confused.com and even the RAC so just do a quick search and you’ll be able to find the cheapest prices in your town.
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