So, every other Thursday, I usually do a Five Frugal Things post. Yesterday, I was gone most of the day, though, so this might be a little challenging. I seem to do more frugal things when I stay home.
We’ll see what I can come up with!
I took the girls to a museum during a homeschool program, which meant that admission fees were a fraction of what they usually are.
I mean, it was still more expensive than a normal homeschool day, but it was far less pricey than it would normally have been.
I packed a lunch for all of us, using non-disposable containers and water bottles. And one plastic sandwich bag, because I don’t have enough reusables.
I put the clam chowder in the fridge, so when we got home yesterday, all I had to do was heat up the soup, toast the bread, and throw together a salad.
Wednesday Kristen was very glad that Tuesday Kristen thought ahead.
Because otherwise Wednesday Kristen might have had trouble getting dinner done.
I filled my van up with gas at Costco, since it was on my way. Costco pretty much always has the cheapest gas price around, but since it takes gas to drive (Captain Obvious, reporting for duty!), it’s rarely worth it to go out of my way to fill up.
So when my tank starts to get a little low, I try to think about when I might be near Costco, or I think about whether I have any other errands in the same area that might make it worth driving.
If not, I just fill up at the cheapest station I’ll be near.
- Goodwill jeans
- Converse that I bought on clearance 3.5 years ago*
- a Lands’ End long sleeved v-neck that I bought last spring on an end-of-season clearance sale
- my American Giant hoodie.
*I go barefoot so much, my shoes last forever
This is not a picture from yesterday, but I just realized that it IS almost the same outfit. Those are Goodwill jeans too, but the tshirt is a short-sleeved v-neck from American Giant.
Anyway, my outfit yesterday was kind of like the cheap, cheap, cheap, expensive outfit I posted about a few years ago…mostly clearance/second-hand stuff with one high-quality splurge.
Well, that was easier than I thought it would be. Yay!
Want to give it a try? Share five frugal things of your own in the comments.
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And existing customers, you can get your set for 50% off here.