Frugal Living

Frugal Friday….A Few Days Late

I can’t remember what kept me away from the computer on Friday to write my Frugal Friday post.  Better late than ever, here is the round up.

  1. No spend January was a success!  I kept to my goal of shopping the freezer and pantry first.  Our grocery bill for the entire month was $299 for a family of 4 (5) on Sunday nights. I bought one item that was not a need, but had to have.  Here it is:IMG_0514I justified this purchase by reminding myself that it will provide hours of fun.  My only complaint is that The Art of the Deal is in the collage.  I am not a fan of Donald Trump.
  2. I bought our bi annual box of toilet paper.  I buy a box with 80 rolls twice a year.  They are wrapped in paper, not plastic and it’s recycled paper.  The cost is $80 if you do subscribe and save with Amazon.
  3. In addition to the bulk TP, I also buy almond milk in bulk.  Also part of subscribe and save.
  4. I have a coworker who is collecting plastic bags for project a through her church.  I have been able to give her produce bags, newspaper bags, cereal bags, etc.  Not necessarily frugal on my end, but in the spirit of reduce, reuse, recycle.
  5. I was able to group all of my errands into one day, Friday.  Doing this allows me to fill my gas tank once per month.  That is not to say I don’t go anywhere.  We use my husband’s Yaris for long trips and driving more around the city.  He has a 10 gallon tank in his car that gets about 25-30 MPG.  You just can’t beat that.

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