Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Saving bit by bit

It's the little things that add up, they say. But it's easy to forget that in process of daily living.

So, to remind myself that it does add up, I try to come up with a list of those little things I've done recently.. (It's also a nice exercise for when you're stuck in a waiting room without a lot to read.)

So, here goes:

Found coupons for a haircut, and an oil change.
Borrowed a book from the library rather than buy it.
Patched DH's yard-work pants.
Found the right part in our stash to do a minor repair on the bread maker.
Rather than go buy a loaf of bread (because I hadn't fixed the bread maker), I made drop biscuits to use for little sandwiches.

Then the ongoing stuff:

Take all work lunches from home
Use cloth napkins at home and for work lunches
Use rags for most general cleaning
Save ice cubes, water from the cats' bowls, etc. to water the plants. 
Stretch our food as far as possible, by using leftovers and planned-overs in the menus.

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