Things are finally starting to settle down for us with the house basically finished on the inside. We still have a little ways to go with furniture and decor, but we will just have to fill it up as we find it. I’m really glad that we are done because we’ve been spending money like crazy the last couple of months and it’s been hard from my husband and I to watch our bank account go down, down, down. I think we are finally at a place were we can start saving again. So anyway, here are a few frugal things that I did last month.
Dollar Store Organization
Our new house has a beautiful walk in pantry so I went to the Dollar Tree and found some blue plastic bins to organize our food. I put things like granola bars, popcorn and other prepackaged snacks in them. I also bought some small plastic trays to organize our bathroom drawers which works out great.
Ordered from ThriftBooks
This month I discovered an awesome site called ThriftBooks. It’s like your favorite used bookstore, but with a HUGE selection. Seriously, this site is dangerous with most books only costing $3-$5. I already made an order and have a wishlist set up for my next order. Also, you get free shipping for all orders over $10 and for every $50 you spend they will send you a $5 off coupon. Cool, huh? Click the banner below (affiliate link) to start browsing their awesome selection of used books.
Bought Clearance Plants
Our local Lowe’s had a ton of plants on clearance and so we picked up several strawberry plants and different varieties of grasses for $1 and $3 each! Most nurseries will start reducing their inventory this time of year so be on the look out if you are in need of plants or trees.
Made Homemade Fungicide Spray
If you live in a hot, humid climate then you are probably familiar with powdery mildew on plants. I noticed it on one of my pumpkin plants so I mixed up a homemade solution of 1 qt water, 1 tbsp baking soda, 1 tbsp oil and 2 tbsp. dish soap to spray on my plants. This solution helps to reduce the spread of the mildew and also prevents it from forming on healthy plants. You can’t also mix equal parts milk and water to spray on plants which helps to treat the mildew.
Got FREE Subway 6″ Sandwich
Subway has a great new rewards program going where you can earn points to redeem for free food. When you sign up and activate your card you get a free 6″ sub I did just that and enjoyed a free sandwich this month.
Let Chickens Free Range
Since we live in the country now, we’ve been letting our chickens out to free range which not only saves us in chicken feed, but also helps to produce healthier eggs. Also, the chickens help to reduce the bug population in our yard which is awesome this time of year!
What frugal things did you do this month? I’d love to know!