1. We cleared our own leaves.
For a variety of reasons, we never cleaned up our yard leaves last fall.
So I got an estimate from someone to blow them and take them away for yard waste recycling.
$300, they said.
Which suddenly made me want to pick up our leaf blower.
So this weekend, Mr. FG and I worked together and got the yard taken care of. Is it quite as tidy as it would have been if we hired someone?
But we still have our $300.
2. I helped Zoe buy a used longboard.
She tried out her cousin’s board a few weeks ago and decided she wanted to buy one.
But new is not in Zoe’s budget at this point, so I helped her find one on Facebook marketplace.
And $40 later, she’s up and running!
3. I got change plates for $2.99 apiece.
I needed some 2.5 pound barbell plates because my 5 pound set was working out to be too much increase all at once for some exercises.
Amazon’s cheapest were $15 apiece, which just seemed ridiculous to me for such small weights.
So I did some googling and discovered that Dick’s Sporting Goods had some for $2.99 each.
I ordered online and chose free store pick-up since I was going to be near a Dick’s location the next day.
4. We got phone chargers on clearance.
You know how charging cables fall apart over time? Especially Apple ones?
Well, Zoe and Sonia were down to sharing one charger (they have our old phones, so their cords were pretty elderly.)
So Mr. FG and I stopped at Target and found some braided Belkin chargers on clearance. Yay!
They’re cheaper than the type that come with iPhones, and they hold up better over time.
Of course, I used my Target debit card for an extra 5% off. Every little bit helps!
5. I pulled up a coupon when we ate out.
We happened to go to a restaurant we rarely visit, but I remembered I was on their email list. So I searched on my phone, found the most recent email, and discovered it had a $5/$20 purchase. Yay!