5 frugal things

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Five Frugal Things is a great practice of recognizing some of the frugal things in your life.  I first came across it on the blog TheFrugalGirl, and have jumped on that bandwagon!

Here is a quick list of the 5 frugal things I’ve done in the past few weeks

  1. Making homemade room freshener/clothing freshener spray.  You can see my post about it here.  I make a batch of this every few weeks, and it is the BEST deodorizing spray ever!
  2. Drinking water.  I splurged and bought some La Croix sparkling water this week at Aldi.  It reminded me that our habit of drinking mostly water and coffee is frugal.  Juice and other store bought beverages can add up!
  3. No paper towels or paper napkins!  I posted about this last week.  We do this EVERY week, but it still good to remember that it saves us money, and is better for the environment.
  4. Planning our finances.  Mr. Bird and I have been trying to work toward planning our finances and paying off the last few thousand dollars of our car, and planning to pay off our mortgage in 5-10 years.  This might not seem frugal in the moment, but syncing up on finances reminds us of our long-term goals and gives us motivation!
  5.  Homemade bread.  I enjoy baking, but often don’t have the time for it, so I frequently buy store bought baked goods.  This weekend I made some homemade pumpkin bread which is going to be great for breakfasts.

What frugal things have you done this week?  What do you do to keep yourself motivated to be frugal?

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1 thought on “5 frugal things”

  1. I left my 5 Frugal Things over on Kristen’s blog and saw you commented too, but I’ll leave them here also 🙂 Congrats on a frugal week so far!

    1. We no longer have to purchase diapers OR pull-ups. Our 3 year old is sleeping through the night in her big girl undies!
    2. I was about to go to the store to buy a waterproof mattress cover for our toddler’s bed (because you know accidents will happen), when my husband reminded me that some hospital pads made their way home with us after having Little Daisy…so we put those under her sheets and they work perfectly.
    3. Mr. Daisy prepped his lunches for the week and has even started to rinse out his Ziploc bags and re-use them. {insert heart eyes Emoji here}
    4. Little Daisy has her first dance recital coming up. I searched everywhere for a second hand leotard she needs but couldn’t find one. Luckily, I found one on clearance for less than $5.
    5. I drank coffee and tea at work, unplugged unused items, called my insurance to see if we qualified for a lower rate, and dropped our cell phone bill by $30.

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