Total for the two items was $5.00, I paid $4.00 for the shrug, and $1.00 for the shirt. My daughter is going to wear this instead of the flowery one I pictured last week for a dressy event coming up at school. All she needs now are some dress slacks and shoes.
I also sold two things I advertised on the same Facebook group. I had both items listed on Ebay, but they didn't sell, so selling them on the yard sale group worked out great because I earned $15.00 from the combined sales and didn't have to pay any Ebay or PayPal fees.
I met both people at the same location, one that I was going to anyway, Walgreens, so I didn't have to go out of my way or waste any gas. Mom came along with me, so she could pick up a prescription, get her flu shot and I went inside to pick up three cans of salmon, which Walgreens has on sale for $1.99 this week with a limit of three.
On another note, I have a purple laundry basket that has seen better times. Every time I picked it up it would sort of collapse because all four corners were split. I took some purple duct tape and fixed all the cracks and splits, which has made it more durable. Now when I pick it up, it is much more stable.
I have a yellow hamper that I did the same thing with years ago and it has lasted so much longer because I took care of it by stopping it from cracking any more with the duct tape. It may not be beautiful, but it has been very functional like this for over five years now.
Ebay sent me a $25 off coupon for being a new seller last month. Of course, I spent it on necessities and bought three packages of Stayfree to add to my pantry.
Cleaning the kitchen sink with baking soda.
Hanging up our towels after a shower to dry and reuse them. The towels are just wet, not dirty, and just need drying.
Perused the sale ads online Wednesday to see what food items are on sale this week. There wasn't anything on sale that I would stock up on this week, so I will wait and see what next week brings. The feeling of knowing that I don't have to go to the grocery store is very freeing. We have enough food in the house to last us until I decide to shop again.
It's been cool enough here that we've not had to use the air conditioning, but not so cool that we have to have the heat on either. Also, we have been hanging our laundry to dry on our homemade drying racks since the dryer broke two weeks ago. As a result, we should see a significant reduction in this month's electric bill.
All meals have been eaten at home this week, which saves us a lot of money. I'll be making a post about that later in the week.
I made a birthday card for my Dad this week. I used the Craftjournal.com website to learn how to fold a $10 bill into an origami heart and made him a card with this inside. I also baked him a chocolate birthday cake to celebrate.
We have plans to go out tomorrow and yard sale, so stay tuned for any bargains we happen to come across.
How has you week been so far? Any frugal activities you would like to talk about? I would love to hear about it in the comment section.
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