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.
I use coupons at Michaels when I go for polymer clay and buy a LOT at Ebay when there is a packaged "lot" instead of something at only one price unless it is so cheap and no one has bid on it yet. I set a rule as to a most I would pay and pay that if worst comes to worst. If I stay the only bidder, then great for me.
I have to be really frugal right now. I have literally 8 dollars to my name and am trying hard to earn some more online, but i ahd to close my bank account becaus eof so many false charges that I was being penalized every few days for somehting i did not do. I am living off of my friends/family until i find a job and can start earning some real money.