One of the ways we've saved money here this week is by turning off our air conditioner at night to save on the electric bill. It's been cooler here than what is normal for this time of year, so that will help save on our electric bill next month.
Another way I saved money this week was to use residual heat to finish any cooking I do on the stovetop, such as making popcorn one night.
My neighbor set his free produce basket out again this year, so we picked out three cucumbers.
We traded board games at McKays Used Books this week. We paid $4.50 for nine board games at yard sales last week and earned $43.00 in trade credit.
We picked out two TV shows on DVD and several books with the credit. We do not have streaming services here (which also saves us money), but are able to still pick up DVDs on the cheap here.
We found Princess and the Frog last weekend at a yard sale for $2.00. It had been on our wish list for about six months.
We stopped at Food City on Wednesday to pick up some red bell peppers, which were on sale. I also picked up five bags of 15 bean soup beans.
We also stopped at Cooke's on Wednesday as they had their bags of coleslaw for 99¢. I picked up five of those and also the last two bags of Cajun 15 bean dry soup beans.
I made baked vegetable eggrolls with some of the coleslaw. They are easy to make. You take one package of the coleslaw mix and microwave it for four minutes.
Meantime in a separate bowl you add one tablespoon cornstarch, two tablespoons soy sauce, one teaspoon sesame oil, one teaspoon ginger, one teaspoon garlic, one teaspoon salt, and mix together.
Mix with the cabbage and place a spoonful an egg roll wrappers and roll up. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.
My daughter picked up a scrub shirt jacket last week at a yard sale, so I cut it into useable fabric pieces. I was able to make two pads with it for her.
This week I was able to make four cloth pads for her, which has resulted in doing less laundry.
I've made her a total of 19 pads now and she isn't having to wash them everyday like she did when her stash was smaller.
She went three days without doing any laundry this week, so that will be an additional savings on our electric bill next month. :)
Another way we've been saving money this summer is by not buying any meat. The last month I bought meat was in March and our grocery bill for that month was right at $300.
I've not bought any meat since then and our grocery bill has dropped over $50 each month. I do have some canned salmon on hand if anyone wants meat, but we've been eating a plant based diet all summer and have even dropped a few pounds.
We went to the yearly SDA church rummage sale on Wednesday. We only found a couple of things this year, nothing to write home about. Same with the 40% off sale at the Habitat Restore sale this week. We didn't buy anything there and yard sales were rained out on Friday.
On Saturday we headed out to our local Goodwill stores for their first Saturday of the month 50% off sale.