It’s Tuesday! Five Frugal Things Day!
1. I painted a chair
I’ll show you guys the finished product in another post, but for now…I’d gotten two free chairs from my Buy Nothing group and I painted one back in August.
Now that school has started, though, I have had no time to work on stuff like this. Homework and studying are taking up all my free time!
However, I am currently in the midst of a brief lull between exams, so on Saturday, I sanded, primed, and painted the other chair while I listened to microbiology lectures.
So, now we have two chairs that match the table I re-did from the treasure house.
And probably when the semester ends, I will get around to two more chairs. 😉
2. I made yogurt
Again with the lull between exams…on Saturday I made a gallon of yogurt. Yay me!
Here’s how I make yogurt (no yogurt-maker required).
3. I used some wonky carrots in my soup
I needed a few carrots for a soup I was making, so I grabbed the ones from the bottom of the veggie drawer. They were a rather random assortment, and some of them were pretty hairy*, but I peeled and sliced them and they worked fine in the soup.
*Ok, not actually hairy. Just covered in root sprouts.
This carrot looks like she’s sporting her stuff. 😉
4. I got a $0.75/gallon discount on my heating oil
It was a PROCESS to get ahold of a company…all the ones I called had such long hold times. It seems obvious in retrospect, but of course October is not a good time to order heating oil. Whoops.
After spending multiple hours on hold (in total), I did finally get a delivery scheduled with a company that gives a $0.75/gallon discount for new customers. That brought the price down to the best I could find anywhere.
It’s still going to be something like an $800 bill, but that’s better than what it would have been otherwise!
And I am thankful I do not have to keep calling oil companies now. Whew.
- took advantage of a 600-point Fetch Rewards offer (Fetch is best for me when I use it inconsistently because then they send me awesome offers!)
- used the GetUpside app to save on gas (always checking GasBuddy to make sure I’m getting a good deal)
- made BLTs to use up some dry bread and some soft tomatoes
- made some butternut squash soup to use up the squash from my Hungry Harvest box