While waiting for the water to heat up to wash dishes, I grabbed a pitcher to catch the still cold water to be used to fill up the cats water bowls. I gathered 2 quarts!
I used the tiniest squirt of dish washing liquid and only filled the sink half way. Also, I turned the water off while I was washing dishes instead of letting it run.
I put a load of clothes on to wash, using less than the recommended amount of laundry detergent. Plus I wash in cold water always. For Alfred's work clothes (he is a heavy machinery mechanic) I drop in a one or two of generic dishwasher pods along with the detergent and let the clothes soak overnight.
I washed out an empty milk gallon jug. I plan to buy a gallon of whole milk to pour half of the new whole milk jug into the empty one and then fill both jugs with water. I get two gallons of 2% milk for the price of one gallon of whole milk!
Last night the girls wanted to rent a Redbox movie. I used a promo code and got the movie for FREE. You can sign up for text promo codes by texting ALERTS to 727272. You can also sign up by email for Redbox Play Pass and they'll send you a promo code for a free rental immediately and you earn points towards yet another free rental.
I brewed tea bags to make two gallon pitchers of sweet tea that will last us a couple days. It's much cheaper than buying sodas. For the one child that does not like tea, I get Country Time pink lemonade when it's on sale.
It's chilly here today but I do not have the heater on. It's comfortable enough in the house with socks and a sweater.
I put three leftover hot dog buns from hot dog night in the freezer. They will be turned into garlic bread to go with a pasta dish. Just thaw the buns, add butter and sprinkle with garlic salt and bake for 5-8 mins in oven until bread is a tad crispy. Delish!
My washer is on the fritz and Alfred is away for a week for work. I am going to wash any needed clothes by hand using this method:
And such is the life of a frugalista...
What frugal things are you doing today?