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Ideas I Want To Try

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I’m one of those people who always has to try new things, as long as they aren’t dangerous, like sky diving or feeding sharks while scuba diving. I’m glad some people are brave enough to do those things, but I do have a line in the sand, and those definitely cross it. However, when it comes to saving money, I’m usually all for it. Therefore, I decided when I come across a neat idea to save some cash, I’d make a list so that I would not forget to give them a whirl. So without further ado…

First up, is freezing yogurt. Who knew? Not me. I’ve tried freezing milk and that didn’t turn out as planned, so I never tried to freeze anything dairy again besides ice cream. Then, I came across this older posting at The Humbled Homemaker.  Unfortunately, I found this the day after my favorite yogurt went off sale. I have that kind of luck, but next time I see a good deal I’m going to give it a try and see if it works.

Then I noticed that Colleen at 365 Less Things, had a repost of some questions you can ask yourself about how your decluttering is going. I am giving them some thought and maybe I’ll make a post about my progress so far.

And I love this idea of turning old flannel pj’s into napkins at  I do have some material on hand and since school is starting, what better time to try something. I’ll have to iron and measure these so as not to embarrass family when they are used in public. Bummer.

Froogs at Frugal Queen is a UK blog I’ve been reading for years. She really knows how to whip up some frugal dishes and she unknowingly inspired and helped me to learn how to quilt through some tutorials she has on her blog. The other day I came across her post about budgeting for Christmas and realized it was that time of year again. Yep, time to start planning in order to not rack up any debt over the holidays and not add any more clutter in the home.

Have you come across anything interesting you’d like to try?

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Food Waste


In one of my other posts I mentioned how I used menu planning to save money and help cut down on leftovers that lead to food waste.  I detest food waste. Tossing food away makes me feel spoiled, and I guess I am in many ways. And while the menu planning helped, we still have some waste going on.  So I’ve been trying to come up with strategies to make sure less food, hopefully way less food, ends up getting tossed out.

One thing I’ve started doing recently, is using clear containers to hold all of the leftovers.  I’m hoping that actually seeing the food, as opposed to a plastic container, will entice someone to eat it.   I’ve also started writing the date on the lid of the containers with a wet erase marker (washes right off in the sink) and putting the newer additions in the back so that older stuff might get eaten first. I’ve also been trying to adjust the proportions, which is not easy for someone who is not a natural cook.  (I’ll save that horror story for another day.)

Things have gotten a little better, but I know there is still more room for improvement.  If you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them.

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