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Friday, January 16, 2009

Weekly Wrap Up

This is my second week participating in the weekly wrap up of the things I did this week to be frugal. To get more ideas read the post and comments from Getting Ahead.

This week wasn't much different from last week. These are some of the things we have always done even before starting our 30 day challenge...

We recycle our cans, glass, paper and plastic.
Will takes his lunch to work.
I do really good keeping all lights off during the day unless necessary.

This week we also...

washed all clothes in cold water.
kept heat at 67/day 65/night
I didn't drive hardly anywhere this week since it was sooo cold!
I didn't do any grocery shopping except buying bread and yogurt.
I cooked a 12lb turkey and so far have gotten 3 meals and lots of lunches off of it and still have enough left for 1 more meal and one more batch of leftover creamed turkey.
I have only done 6 loads of dishes in 7 days and always late at night on off peak hours.
We are looking into changing our cable/internet to save more money.
We did our 2009 monthly budget and goals for the year.

Please feel free to share any ideas you have.

Also, today is Day 16 of our challenge and no money went out. Total spent so far this month not including our necessary bills...$8.04.

4 comments:

juliecache said...

Forgot to comment on the homemade bread issue. We make quite a bit of bread as for dinner, rolls and loaves, but they do not make good sandwiches. Toast, great. Sandwiches, no. If you get a good sandwich bread recipe, let me know.

~Maria said...

I agree with Julie. We are in the same boat here with the bread. I thought maybe it dried out faster because of the whole wheat flour but maybe that's not the case. I've been on the hunt for a good sandwich bread recipe but so far we're sticking with store bought for that.

jskell911 said...

Wow you are doing fantastic with your challenge!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for joining us again! You are doing really great.