I bought 3 organizational bins for $4 at a garage sale. I needed them and I love how they just came along at the right time. I find some great stuff that I need if I look hard enough. Tip: Always look under the tables.
I have been organizing the house so those bins will come in handy. You know, I don't buy too many books unless they are helpful to the house, garden, etc. My romance books and pattern crochet books I usually buy at garage sales, go to the library, or get the free Kindle books I post on Facebook. This past week I bought an organizational book called The Home Edit: A guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals ($8.99 Kindle). In some ways this is a more of inspiration book for me to get started with. Our house doesn't have the room that they show in their pictures but I have figured out ways to make it work for us and I think that's what this book is about. Right now I'm under the kitchen and bathroom sinks...oh man.
The grandkids are always starved when they get in the car when we pick them up from school. Of course the first thing they want is a McDonald's but really they are not that hungry. So, yesterday I put together a box of snacks for them and put in in the back seat. They loved it. They can wait till dinner now (I see that half a bottle of drink there and I'll go and get that out before we have a catastrophe).
Mustard greens growing in the raised beds
We are still getting a harvest from our garden but the work load has been less because of the drought. Usually, by this time I'm swamped with green beans and canning up a storm. Even though most of the beans were a loss with a tough hull shell, I have picked mustard greens, sunflowers (for the chickens and saving some for seed), some cabbage, and we also dug up some potatoes this past week. We have been harvesting the potatoes a little at a time. So, the garden has been producing.
Husband has been cleaning out the garage and selling a few things on Marketplace. I take the pictures. post the ad, and deal with the weird people who answer the ad but don't really want it. What's with that, are they bored? Finally, it will sell and then we have room for more stuff that we actually need!
How have you saved money this past week?
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