What I Did This Week to Save Money 6/8

My little garden frog.

My little garden frog

This was a successful week for our budget.  We ended the week with over 50% of our weekly money unspent.  There were a few reasons for this:

  • I ended up working additional hours at work – there was no time to spend any money!
  • I knew I would be at work a lot and planned simple meals at home that didn’t require a lot of preparation.  We stuck to our meal plan.
  • Requested and received a $5.00 Amazon gift card from redeeming coupons with SavingStar
  • Cashed a $10.00 rebate that my husband submitted

When I wasn’t at work, I was working at home to get ready for our annual block rummage.  We had a successful day and sold about $ 210 worth of treasures, some of which were generously contributed by my Mom and my neighbor.  The $ 210 isn’t part of our weekly budget money.  We will save the cash to use on our vacation later this summer.  It feels a little like “free money”!

The one thing we forgot to put out at our rummage sale was a big roll of leftover carpet from a stair-carpeting project.  I am challenging myself to look into Craigslist for this, soon, while the carpet is still brand new.  Let’s see if I can accomplish this before the end of the month!

Just a few more days left of school, with plenty of end-of-the year events.  I am working on an easy meal plan to get us through.

On the expenditure side of life, we discussed a need to plan for new exterior siding in the coming year.  We will begin separately funding this project as soon as we get our regular savings to a more comfortable level for us.

How was your week?


6 thoughts on “What I Did This Week to Save Money 6/8

    1. healthfulsave Post author

      We put half of the money into savings and the other half into a back porch repair, which we hope to have done in July. Sometimes having an older house is a lot like having an older car… there is always something on the verge of needing attention. I think at times it would be so much easier to have an apartment – no maintenance! The reality is that even with repairs, it still costs less to stay in our paid -for home than rent a family-sized apt where there are good schools.

      Summer vacation is paid for! Now about that porch…

    1. healthfulsave Post author

      Boredom can be dangerous! 🙂 Still I will take a little less excitement. We got so busy we accrued $2.00 in library fines this week! I don’t like that but I also don’t begrudge the library their money because we get so much benefit from it.


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