I wish I could get my husband to watch what he spends he works at Walmart it is to easy for him just to pick something up for a snack. I make him dinners he takes in containers, other people are jealous of the amount of food he brings but, still he won't stop. It drives me crazy.
Saw my boss again today, ever one else was getting a soda 1.25. I got a glass of ice water. We are all at the break room table. He proceeded to tell everyone I was a tightwad. Made so embarrassed for a minute, I ask him if I had ever had to borrow money from him, of course he said "no" (I know several people had) Well, there you go then, and left the table. Everyone has been whining this week wanting there paychecks ahead of time for the holidays, or there car is broke. I think he gets more **** because he has nothing to hold over me, when he needs you to do an extra job. I always volunteer anyway (more pay).
Bought a jogging outfit to sleep in this winter, so, I can keep the heat down. We stopped using the dryer and now hang out our clothes to dry saved 10.00 on our electric bill. All lights are off, you know you can walk through the house in the dark. You don't need to turn in on in the bathroom either, by now you should no where things are. All the ceiling fans with lights in them only get one bulb, do you really need three? I've cut back until it's getting stupid. I have eased up on somethings. But, a recent roof leak is going to cause me to double my efforts.
How do you save on your electric bill when it comes to lighting your house? We recently found out that our outdoor floodlights use up more electricity than anything else. I'm trying to see if we can get LED bulbs that will fit in them instead.
When kitchen towels get holes in them I patch the towel with triangles cut from unmatched socks. I recycle two things in one! 'Why throw away when it only takes 5 minutes to have a good as new towel again?
Even though the weather has gotten cold we still have a few fruit flies hanging around. I looked at fly traps which were about $15 each. Then I went on the internet to EHow and got directions for homemade traps. Take a container (bowl or jar), pour some apple cider vinegar in. Take a sandwich bag and cut a couple of holes in it. Place it over the bowl or jar with the holes over the vinegar. The little buggers can't resist the vinegar, go in and can't get out. Works like a charm, probably cost about 10 cents.
I used to go out every Saturday for lunch with my friend and spend about $50 but now I invite her over to my house and save a fortune however today she even brought pizzas so I even ate for completely free yet had a great day. Win win.
Kroger has there turkey's on sale .98 a pound bought 3 for the freezer. I can get 8 meals out of one turkey. We saved our change and bought a small freezer it's come in really handy. We're heating the house with the pilot light of the furnace. Putting plastic and cardboard on windows. Sometimes I get really tired of having to pinch pennies. Then I remember we are doing better than a lot of other people. At least I had the money to buy the turkey's.
I do what I can but it's not easy in Canada. Stores don't double coupons and there aren't a lot of them for basic needs like food. I mostly look around for sales when I can but things go so quick I can't always count on it.