I have plans for tomorrow to share some things that we are spending money on this week but first I wanted to share some ways that we are saving money this week.
First up shopping at Dollar Tree. I have discovered that for the boys and Lily, I can purchase body wash for $1 a bottle. This bottle last around 2 weeks so $2 for a month is much cheaper than $4 a bottle at most other places. I also buy conditioner just to change things up. This trip I was able to grab sandwich bags and snack bags for $1. I am not anti-plastic but it does bother me to spend 5 or more cent on a bag that ends up in the trash after one use. I found fold top sandwich bags as less than a penny each so I am good with tossing each day. I did also purchase sandwich bags with a zip top to use for other things. Snack bags will be used for freezing small serving such as 1/2 cups.
Ordering vitamins and supplements via Amazon. Both Lily and Kendall are on a daily iron supplement. I ended up saving 50% simply by ordering it on scribe and save on Amazon plus this allows me to order and forget about it!
I purchased a good bit of extra fruits and vegetables last week. Things have been slightly more hectic than I anticipated so we have not used up as much. Today, I made a new crockpot meal with sweet peppers. I also cut up and froze two bags of peppers and onions to be used in spaghetti sauce when our tomatoes start to come in. 3 cups of chopped celery was frozen. I discovered that I have purchased 3 bags of onions recently. So Kendall and I chopped up two bags to freeze. We ended up freezing 7 cups of diced onions. This way it will not go bad and they will be super convenient to use as well.
I was also able to use 5 small containers of vegetables that were sent to us from the school lunch program. This cleared up space in our freezer and also made an awesome pork fried rice meal.
Sheets were washed and hung on the line to dry in order to save electricity.
We have eaten all dinners at home this week which is a huge savings. I have eaten a couple of lunches out and one breakfast but these are much less expensive than even one dinner meal.
What have you been doing to save money?