We stopped at an estate sale this past week. Didn't find anything big but we spent $11.00 on these household essentials:
A full bottle of carpet steam cleaner
Large full bottle of Drano (already used 1/2 on daughters basement drain)
a couple of bottles of small engine oil
A couple of Christmas tins
A new lighter
Some brand new insoles for shoes
FYI: An estate sale is usually held after a person has passed away and the estate sells their possessions that the family doesn't want. They open up the house and outbuildings for you to go through. Everything is marked. Although it's warm (60 degrees yesterday) there haven't been any garage sales in awhile but anything is possible here LOL. It's supposed to snow a little bit for Christmas.
Other ways we saved:
We fixed the oven (we put in a new coil thing amajig). Took just $10 (we had a credit) and 15 minutes to install.
Made a pan of biscuits and some No bake cookies (we are off the diet till after Christmas).
I won a book! Whoo hoo! I stayed up all night reading till 2 in the morning and it so was worth it. I'll have to write a review soon.
It feels good to go back to the canning shelf and grab something I canned from the garden. I added a small pint jar of tomatoes to leftover spaghetti sauce to have enough for a second dinner of baked spaghetti. One day I used up the leftover hotdogs with my canned sauerkraut and boiled potatoes. Slowly but surely it gets used.
I decided to clean my house myself and not hire a maid LOL. The struggle is real.
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