Saving Tip: Don’t even look at the email ads/coupons that you get from stores – too much temptation! In fact, I’m using this as a time to unsubscribe from all but a few email lists.
On Saturday, I had a couple of things I would’ve gone out and bought if it wasn’t for this challenge:
- I usually do my grocery shopping on Tuesday but I’m almost out of milk. I have just enough for my 1 year old to drink during the day and not a whole lot for cooking with. I was worried about what I would be able to make for breakfast. When I decided to make do until grocery shopping day, I realized I still have some yogurt and can make some granola to go with it and I can make up a batch of banana muffins. Savings: $3
- My iPad charging cord broke the other day so I’ve been using my husband’s. When my husband went out of town for a couple of days he was worried I would need it while he was gone. I was strong and said we didn’t need to buy one because I just wouldn’t use my iPad much. Our church has a special televised conference this weekend that we were planning to watch on tv but we were having technical difficulties and only able to pull it up on my iPad. I thought I was going to have to break down and get a new charger to get us through the sessions but I kept working and figured out another way to watch it on tv. Savings: $10
- My daughter needed a haircut and it’s really not my area of expertise. I decided to cut it myself. It didn’t turn out fantastic but she loves it and my mistakes will eventually grow out ;). Savings: $20ish
Saturday’s challenge was to make menus out of the extra food we found in the pantry and freezer yesterday. I didn’t think my small amount of food would amount to much, but when I planned it out, I found that those items can feed us for 6 meals and 1 dessert! That will be a huge savings for us this month!