Last year, my mother started going to garage sales on Fridays and Saturdays almost every weekend (much more frequently than she had in the past). She found many items for herself and us this way, including birthday and Christmas gifts.
This week, she gifted me with a gathering basket that she found for $1, a vase that she found for $3, another vase that she found for $1, and some Gutermann thread.
We discussed the price of baskets at thrift stores, which are much higher than the prices at garage sales.
I harvested lemons, green onions, Swiss chard, mache, lettuce, oregano, mint, cilantro, and parsley from the garden.
I spent time pruning fruit trees in my garden, helping to keep my trees healthy and to keep the fruit where I can reach it to harvest it. If the fruit is too high, only the birds get to enjoy it.
I tried a new lentil recipe, masoor dal, and loved it! I knew the children wouldn’t try it, so I just made the amount in the recipe and enjoyed leftovers for myself for several days. This is a great way for me to use some of the twenty pounds of lentils I was given recently.
We had a couple of beautiful days, so I turned off the heat and opened the windows for a few hours to air out the house.
I forgot to turn the heat back on afterward for a day and a half. The house went down to 62 (I normally have it set to 65).
I asked everyone if they had been too cold at night, and they said no. I had been a bit chilly during the day. So, I reprogrammed the thermostats to 63 at night (when we are all under several blankets) and set them to 65 at 4:10 a.m. (three of us are up and about shortly after that time). So far, so good!
I gave two sons a haircut.
What did you do to save money last week?