I have lots of down time on my hands at the moment so I've been crocheting sets of coasters to add to the present box. I've used up scraps of cotton yarn leftover from other projects so they're virtually free gifts.
Collected cold water from showers and kitchen; used to water plants and wash floors.
Cooked all meals from scratch (or used freezer meals).
Ordered a gift online after shopping around and saved $30.
Hung washing on clothesline to dry.
Stayed home most days so used less than 1/4 tank of petrol for the week.
My favourite body butter has been discontinued from the Body Shop range. I get this as part of my
Christmas and Mother's Day gifts each year and I love it. I was able to get a gift pack of the body wash, butter and hand cream for 40% off. Then I checked the Body Shop website and was able to order enough shower gel and moisturiser for the next year or so with free postage, again at 40% off.
Pellegrino's had sweet potato for 49ckg (22c/lb), eggplant for 99c/kg (45c/lb) and washed potatoes for 29c/kg (13c/lb). This has made two large vegetable moussaka, four large potato and sweet potato bakes, enough steamed sweet potato for 10 batches of Sweet Potato Chocolate Cup Cakes and left enough to use as veggies this week. The extra meals have gone into the freezer. I also bought a bag of Turkish rolls for $3 to make roasted vegetable rolls using the eggplant, sweet potato and mushrooms (for lunches, they freeze well), kiwi fruit and bananas and a big bag of mushrooms off the throw-out trolley ($3). I spent a grand total of $17.30 on this shopping trip.
The boys helped me transplant mini cabbage, mini cauliflower and broccoli seedlings this week. That will be the total of my winter garden this year, I'm just not able to keep up with it at the moment. Thank goodness for excess produce in the freezer to see us through winter.
What have you done to save money, time and energy this week?