It’s Tuesday! Time for some frugal things.
(Although honestly, it’s always time for frugal things around here…)
1. I bought a jumpsuit on eBay
I have a really long torso. And this means that one-piece items, especially those with a pre-defined waist (dresses, jumpsuits, rompers, etc.) are very frustrating for me.
The waistline always ends up hitting me in my lower ribs and then I feel like I can’t breathe.
But eBay randomly showed me a $17 Old Navy romper with a blousy top and I thought, “Hmmmmm, maaaaybe that could actually work!” Because the blousy top gives a little wiggle room about where the waist sits.
I ordered it and it does indeed work on me.
ALSO: it has pockets!
I can wear it now, as-is, and when the weather gets cooler, I’ll just throw a denim jacket over top and call it good.
2. I got a new screen protector for my phone
I always, always keep a case and a screen protector on my phone because I am terrified of dropping it and cracking the screen.
Phones are small, expensive, and slippery. I don’t trust myself!
This last week, I did indeed get a crack on my screen protector, and while that was annoying, it was very minor in comparison to an actual screen crack.
I took off the cracked protector, installed a new one, and $13 later, I’m good to go.
Cases and screen protectors are a most excellent investment.
3. I got two cool stools from the Buy Nothing group
Someone was giving away these screw-top stools and they actually sat for a bit, unclaimed. I figured the girls and I could use them, so I spoke up and asked and now I am the proud owner.
They’re a little dinged up, so I may paint them eventually, but I think I’ll probably just keep the color black.
4. I roasted some chicken breasts + made chicken broth
I have scavenged some things from my chest freezer at the other house, mostly stuff I didn’t think anyone there would bother cooking. One such item was a package of bone-in chicken breasts.
On Sunday, I roasted them to use in a main dish salad.
Once the roasted breasts cooled a bit, I deboned them and then threw the bones into a pot. I poured boiling water on the baking sheet to loosen all the browned bits, then dumped it all into the pot and simmered it to make a little batch of chicken broth.
- sold two books on eBay
- listed three books for sale
- brewed my coffee at home
- filled up with gas at Royal Farms, using my rewards card for the discount
- started a couple of spray painting projects (look for ’em in the next Five Frugal Things!)
- made a menu plan