Lisey’s been making some good frugal moves lately, so I’m sharing the spotlight with her today.
1. Lisey bought a used toolbox set for $150
Our neighbors across the street were having a yard sale, and Lisey ran over and snagged a huge Craftsman toolbox for herself.
He threw in a bunch of Craftsman wrenches as well, so Lisey was pretty tickled about that.
Buying a new version of what she has looks like it would cost about $450, so she saved herself a whole lot of money!
2. Lisey’s repainting her toolboxes
Parts of them were in pretty rough shape when she brought them home, so she’s been busy degreasing, sanding down some surface rust, and repainting.
She already had red and black paint for metal from when she painted her calipers, so this is costing her nothing out of pocket.
She also lined the shelves with felt, so things are looking pretty snazzy now!
Did Lisey use glitter glue to attach the felt to her drawers?
Yes. Yes, she did.
I gotta say, it does make my mama heart swell with pride to see her rehabbing something old with paint.
3. Lisey switched to Mint Mobile
Mr. FG, Sonia, Zoe, and I are all on Ting, which is still the cheapest option if you don’t use much data.
Lisey, however, is often out of the house, away from wifi, and she really likes to do video calls with her friends while using data.
So, Ting was just not the best option for her.
I suggested she switch to Mint Mobile, and now her bill is a fraction of what it used to be on Ting.
(Mint Mobile’s plans start at just $15/month, and even if you bump up to the plan with unlimited data, your bill will be only $30/month! Click this link (Lisey’s referral link) to get $15 off your first month.)
4. I used a birthday coupon for our last date night
A local restaurant sent me a $15 off any purchase coupon because April is my birthday month. So of course Mr. FG and I got takeout there on Saturday.
5. I got a big ol’ Starbucks birthday drink for free this morning
I chose a cinnamon dolce latte, venti size because the birthday freebie (good only on your actual birthday) is for any size.