Caught the shower warm up water in a bucket and used it to water the pot plants. I explained how I do this here.
Picked zucchini and tomatoes from the garden.
Made a batch of Simple Soap and a batch of basic re-purposed soap and used a recycled Pringles can as a mould.
Went through my wardrobe to see what I need for winter. Felt strange, it was 33 degrees while I was doing it, but my clothing budget needs to stretch a long way this year. Hannah did her wardrobe at the same time and I've inherited a couple of tops, a vest, 2 scarves and a jumper that she's never worn. That generous donation means I just need to get some new socks, a pair of runners (mine have finally collapsed after 12 years) and either track pants for around the house or the fleecy to make them.
Big W used to sell ladies basic track pants for $8 a pair, but they've changed the style and the fabric and put the price up. It takes 1.10 metres to make a pair for me, so if fleecy is on sale for under $8 a metre I'll make them. I already have the non-roll waistband elastic in the sewing box so they shouldn't cost any more. Bonus will be I can make them to fit properly.
Made some craft kits to put on the Etsy store.
Made two get well cards, a thinking of you card and a birthday card. That's at least a $4 saving (if I'd bought them from a cheap shop), up to $20 if I'd bought them from a card shop. Cards are so expensive to buy, but I love to send them to special people.
This week I've been batch cooking for future meals; now there is room in the freezer, thanks to the Freezer Challenge, it's time to start getting ahead again. Tuesday I made pasta sauce x 5 and put four containers in the freezer. While I had the big wok out I made four lots of taco meat and froze them in meal sized lots too.
Thursday morning I did an interview for Mamamia.
Skipped the half price specials this week due to No Spending Month, after realising we have plenty of the things I had on my list, or at least enough to last until the next sale cycle. Thank goodness for a grocery stockpile.
What did you do to save money, time and energy this week?