My Frugal List: Week of January 14, 2019
It has gotten cold outside. It is in the single digits today with a windchill in the negatives. The wind is howling. Extra blankets were put on everyone's bed. YD and I have been doubling up our socks at home. Everyone has been wearing multiple layers.
We have our laundry in a closet in my kitchen. The closet is very small, very cold and just not done efficiently. The doors are horrible. Hubby decided to do something about it. He gutted the whole area down to the studs. It was a mess. Some of the studs were cut wrong. It was just shoddy workmanship.
Hubby has been working with help from my son. They redid the plumbing and electrical. They put in 2 high hats as there was never any light in there. They added more outlets and replaced the one that was there. Next insulation was hung and sheet rock went up. They started sparkling too. I am so excited.
I printed out a $10 GC to Home Depot from Lucky Bucks and a $5 GC from Verizon points. They both went to the costs of the project. Every little bit helps.
I went to my cousin's house to help her out. She had surgery and her husband went back to work. I played with her 3 year old and did a load of laundry for her. We talked a bunch too.
Hubby's boss gave us his old generator. It was so generous of him.
My friend and I went to see a movie with passes that I still have from my old job. We had a nice time and it was FREE!
The vet gave me another prescription for Oreo. I asked if I could get it generic and I picked it up from Walmart. A month's worth cost me half of what the first weeks cost because I got it from the vet. Oreo is doing much better. She is still limited on her activities which she doesn't like.
I rented movies, books and a record player from the library. Our record played had broken about a year ago. My son loves listening to them. I surprised him with it. It is good for a week and can be renewed for another week if no one else has it on reserve. He has been listening to it everyday.
My sister had me over for lunch so that we could visit with our aunt. I made a chick pea salad. My aunt brought a chocolate cake. My sister had a salad and cold cuts. It was a nice day. My sister sent me home with all of the leftovers. I made roast beef sandwiches on garlic bread with the salads for dinner. It was nice and easy with my kitchen a mess. My sister let me do 2 loads of laundry while I was there too. She also sent me home with items that she is getting rid of before her big move. The new house it supposed to be ready next month. I can't wait.
I have been cleaning out the office. I started going through the filing cabinet shredding old paperwork. I have gotten rid of so much already and I still have a bunch more to do.
I made a batch of ham and lentil soup in the crock pot. I made some chicken vegetable soup too. Nothing as good as a warm bowl of soup when it is this cold out. I am trying to use up some older items from the freezer. Soups are a great way to do it.
I went food shopping at Shop Rite and finished off a GC I got for Christmas. I shopped sales, clearance, used coupons, and did Ibotta. On Long Island you are charged 5¢ for every grocery bag you take. I brought my own. I also went to BJs for items that are cheaper there. Milk is $2.29 at BJs while it is $3.49 at SR. They are both close to my house so I go where it is cheaper.
What did you do this week to stay frugal?