Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Frugal things I've done lately

I'm getting back into the groove!

* Made my own detergent for cloth diapers
* Saved vegetable scraps to make vegetable broth
* Baked cookies from scratch
* Printed off a coupon for a free sandwich from a local sandwich shop (my printer is from Freecycle, and I bought the ink using gift cards from Swagbucks!)
* Trading baby clothes with a family member who's having a yard sale - she'll get more stuff to sell, and I'll get more stuff to use
* Going to buy a stroller from Craigslist today - brand new it costs over $100, I'm paying $15.

What small frugal actions have you taken lately?


  1. These are all great ideas! I want to start making my own detergent.

  2. I always bake my cookies from scratch :) But I'd like to do more home baking, like making my own bread. Good idea on the vegetable broth. What "scraps" do you use for that?

    Looks like you're doing great with this frugal stuff :)

    1. Everything but cruciferous veggies, I guess. I'm using this "recipe" here.

      I'd like to make my own bread too - Peanut used to bake all our own bread, but it was a lot of work to keep the sourdough starter going, and my days are too unpredictable right now. But soon!


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