I’ve been working on saving money. I want my house payment to go away as soon as possible. When I have lived most of their life without having a house payment and then suddenly having one keeps me thinking about how I can make it go away as fast as possible. Life without it was really nice and I want to get back that way again. Don’t get me wrong, I love the house and it’s completely worth it but like any payment, it’s good to have them gone.
I’ve always been on the frugal side but lately, I’ve even been more thoughtful about it. I keep trying to applaud my efforts in hopes that I can keep it up. Here’s some of the latest things I’ve been doing.
1-I’ve been saving all the vegetable left overs and making soup. So often the childcare kids don’t eat a whole can of veggies. I’ll have a 1/4 of a can left over so I’ve been freezing it. I just throw it all in the same bag. Then when I want to make soup, I just throw whatever I have into the soup. Easy-peasy, frugal and tasty.
2-After I was so sick with colds and sinus infection this winter I got into a bad habit of drinking Gatorade or Powerade. I’ve been cutting back and have been using my water bottle more again.
3-I’ve been making a conscious effort to use more leftovers…I haven’t really been doing full out meal planning written on paper…but I have been doing it in my head and planning some meals around the leftovers.
4-I’ve stayed out of the fabric shops. Honestly, I can’t remember the last time I went.
5-I’ve been keeping up on my book work. This one is MAJOR for me. Typically by this time of year I am months behind. Now I’ve been keeping up weekly. I love how good that makes me feel. I’m told that managing book work, money and bills more efficiently is a big step wiser spending.
So what are you doing?? I’d love for you to share. I’m always looking for more things.