Saturday, September 29, 2018

Frugal Friday 9-28-2018

This week I found a one dollar coin and a penny on the ground. 

We've had a lot of rain here this week with local flooding as well. Several roads have been flooded, so we were on a two hour delay for school both Thursday and Friday. This way bus drivers can drive in the daylight and see any roads that are flooded. 

My daughter had a free breakfast from Panera Bread this week and picked that up on her way to a church yard sale. And I also have a free drink from there, but haven't picked that up yet.

I worked while I was working this week. I was busy subbing on Wednesday but had a two hour planning period in the middle of the day. So, while I was getting paid for subbing I was also crossposting to Mercari and Poshmark. 

Thanks in a big part to my daughter we have met our September savings goals for our house fund.  We work together as a team and one day will realize our goal of being home owners. 

I did not spend any money eating out this week. In fact I have not spent any money this week. I've just worked each day and brought my lunch with me from home. 

One of the jobs I worked at this week had free water bottles. Sometimes I don't bring enough water from home and run out before the end of the day. 

Extra water tends to add to the weight that I have to carry each day, which I try to avoid, so the extra water this week was great. 

With the rain came some cooler weather and we were able to turn the air conditioner off at night. I'm so grateful for the cooler weather and the savings it will bring to our electric bill next month. 

I filled up my gas tank after work on Friday and saved 10¢ per gallon (saving me $1.36) using my EZ Pay card and also earned 42¢ in points using my Exxon rewards card towards a future purchase. 

This week I sold five cookbooks on Ebay and netted $9 in return. My Ebay shop has been neglected due to my working so much lately and I'm hoping to tend to it this weekend. 

I received three free magazines in the mail this week and read those. Afterwards I shared them with my art teacher friend so she can use them in her classroom for art projects. 

This week I rescued some toilet paper that was about to be thrown away to make room for a new big roll. 

Friday evening I came home and made dinner. Afterwards I made iced tea, boiled some eggs for egg salad, and cooked some sausage and biscuits for breakfast. 

I packed breakfast and lunch and we woke up bright and early Saturday morning and headed out for yard sales. 

How was your week? I'd love to hear all about it in the comment section. 

~ Living within our Means ~


  1. Sounds like a pretty darn frugal week. I love that people save good things from the trash and that people share. So cool.
    Have a good weekend

    1. Thank you, Cheryl. I love that people do that too. I hope you have a great weekend too. :)

  2. That's a lot of tp you saved from being thrown away.

  3. You had a really frugal week. Well done Belinda. 😊

  4. Always chuckling over my adult children's comments about my "odd ways" to save money, saving unused bath tissue from going to trash bin would have been a hearty laugh from them. Then, one of the kiddos wanted to tile her home and dumpster dived for tiles and did her own tiling. My reaction? Proud. Another of the kiddos now proudly refers to herself as cheap. Mama has the last laugh. Continue on, Belinda.

    1. Thank you, Anna. I once had a cousin roll her eyes at me over saving crumbs in the bottom of a chip bag back when we were growing up, but it was quite a bit of chips and we never threw anything like that away. We used up everything. I would be proud of you dd over the tiles too. That's awesome. You definitely had the last laugh. :)

  5. Awesome! I'd save that toilet paper, too.

    My son has dragged home several toys he found on the side of the road (what we call 'curbside shopping') for my daughter, and brought home stuff from friends' houses that they didn't want anymore. Isn't it great when you see your frugal habits reflected in your kids? :)

    1. Thank you, Stephanie. I love, love, love seeing my daughter being frugal. It's so great. :)

  6. This made me smile, especially the rescued tp!! Good for you. When I was helping my folks out my dad came out with a toilet paper roll and said what do you think (he was referring to trash or recycle.) I said, First of all, the Frugal Hausfrau says you left too much toilet paper on the roll!" It's a pet peeve of mine...

    1. Thank you. I know what you mean about leaving some on the roll. I'm wth you, we use it all. :)


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