I know, we always do Five Frugal Things on Tuesdays.
But last week I did one on Wednesday and now I’m doing on on Monday.
That’s because it’s Sunday night as I’m writing this, I don’t have any Meet a Reader submissions in the queue, and I needed a somewhat quick post to write because I’ve spent allll day studying for my Monday exam.
1. I fixed Zoe’s red sweatshirt
She works at Target, so she either has to wear a red Target vest or a red shirt, and I’m proud to say that she has thrifted a bunch of her red tops. I will say, GenZ is not afraid to thrift, and I love that!
Anyway, one of her thrifted red sweatshirts got ripped right by the tag area in the back.
I found some red thread in my sewing box.
And then I set up my sewing machine. Chiquita was interested in the spare bobbin.
She got it.
And after she got the bobbin, she came to bother me.
Good thing she’s cute or I would be very annoyed.
ANYWAY. Eventually, I got a scrap piece of fabric sewn on the inside.
And now the outside, while not perfect, is passably good.
2. I fixed Zoe’s jeans
Zoe’s work jeans sprouted a hole too!
So, I sewed a scrap piece of denim on the inside, using yellow thread to hide my stitching.
Then I used blue thread to hand sew around the hole, to keep the hole from getting any bigger.
The finished product looks basically like the un-mended version, which is fine. The hole was tiny, and now it’s tightly secured to the inner denim patch, and it won’t get bigger, at least not for a while.
I am happy to say that Zoe promptly wore both of these repaired items. 🙂 I’m happy she’s getting more use out of them!
3. I printed papers at school
I needed to print out a bunch of pages of an OB lab packet, plus other homework, plus some forms (med card forms, blank concept maps, etc).
Sooo, I popped into the school library and printed all of those for free.
I mean, obviously, I pay for this privilege because it’s rolled into my college tuition.
But it costs me nothing extra to use this service, so I make a point of it when I have a lot of stuff to print.
4. I caught all of my avocados before it was too late
I got a bunch of small avocados in my last Hungry Harvest box, so I put them on my open shelving in the kitchen to ripen.
And I am proud to say, I did not let any of them get overripe! I noticed them all when they got soft, and I remembered to put them in the fridge (because that pauses ripe avocados very nicely).
I used them in several scrambled egg burritos, along with cilantro (which is another food that’s easy to waste!).
5. I keep on packing my lunch
Am I eating a lot of peanut butter and honey sandwiches on whole wheat bread?
It’s not exciting, but it IS quick, easy, and cheap! I also throw several containers of cut-up fruits and veggies into the lunchbox for sides, and I’m good to go.