The Nonconsumer Advocate posts Five Frugal Things lists all the time, and I do ’em every now and again too. But today I thought it would be fun to see if I can come up with five frugal things I’ve done before 8:30 am.
1. I made a batch of yogurt.
It’s not finished incubating, obviously (I’m not THAT much of a morning person!), but all of the work is done and now it’s just sitting in the cooler for several hours.
2. I packed a lunch for Mr. FG.
I made paninis for dinner last night and they don’t make good leftovers, so I sent him a ham sandwich instead, plus peaches, pistachios, and organic grapes (from Aldi. Natch.)
And of course, I packed everything in reusable containers. Because that’s how I do lunches.
3. I unbuttoned a shirt collar before washing it.
Remember how I realized that washing ’em without unbuttoning is bad news? Well, I’ve turned over a new leaf and I’d say I remember to unbutton them about 98% of the time.
4. I got dressed in frugally-obtained clothes.
I’m currently wearing an American Giant t-shirt, which only cost me $10 because one of you dear people used my referral link to buy something, and that gave me a $15 credit. Yay!
I’m also wearing a stretchy black skirt from Athleta, which I bought on clearance.
(You can get American Giant referral credits too, by the way. It’s not a blogger thing!)
I’m kind of drawing a blank for a fifth thing. I haven’t bought anything? But, uh, that’s not super hard before 8:30 am.
How about this? I’m gonna go make myself a breakfast of an egg, an avocado that needs to be used, plus sliced tomatoes, which I have a bunch of from my parents’ garden. And I’ll probably drink a cup of chai, brewed from a tea bag, which is way cheaper than buying a mix or a container of concentrate.
So. That’s five. Phew.
Have you done anything frugal yet today? Do share!