Friday, April 1, 2011

5 Things I Did That Were Frugal This Week

1. Planned a menu, cooked and ate at home
2. Baked kid #3's birthday cake myself.
3. Made kid #3 a present. Wrapped all her gifts in re-purposed gift bags.
4. Used semi homemade laundry soap and washed full loads in cold water.
5. Re-purposed an area rug and cleaned it myself with our carpet steamer.

I am sure there are other things I could list.  But these 5 are what came to mind.  I have decided to regularly try to list or keep track of things I do that may be considered frugal or thrifty or even cheap :)  This may or may not help me to stay on track with our goals.


  1. I think that this is a great list. I'm curious, what did you make for Kid #3's present?

  2. Thanks Martha! I made my daughter a batman shirt. I used the freezer paper method to make it. Are you familiar with this? I will try to post a pic of it in few days :) I really enjoy your comments on my posts!