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  1. Jan-Feb Utility Figures

    by , 02-10-2010 at 11:43 AM (Frugal Lifestyle? Can I Keep Up With Myself)
    Begining of January i wrote down my gas, electric & water meter readings to see how much i use a month.

    These are the figures from Jan:
    Elec 1. 21050(day usage 7am-12am)
    Elec 2. 16701 (night usage 12am-7am)
    Gas: 4672
    Water: 0064 Cubic Ft.

    As of Feb 10th they look like this:
    Elec 1. 21222(day usage 7am-12am)
    Elec 2. 16750 (night usage 12am-7am) (much cheaper rate at these times)
    Gas: 6722
    Water: 0071 Cubic Ft.
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    Utility Usage Watch
  2. 5/2 Recycled Items

    by , 02-05-2010 at 03:52 PM (Frugal Lifestyle? Can I Keep Up With Myself)
    Today i put more bags out for recycling / trash.

    Being a 2 person household we dont go through a lot of trash but i do like to have a good clear out once and a while.

    Today i got rid of:
    Trash - 2 bags (4 YTD)
    Recycleable items - 4 bags ( 8 YTD)

    No glass items today.

    Sugar! just remembered my energy usage log - best go check. Back soon with an update.

    Bye
  3. Wedding Bargin of the year :)

    by , 01-19-2010 at 05:46 AM (Frugal Lifestyle? Can I Keep Up With Myself)
    I was shoe shopping for some shoes (obv!) ands come across a nice pair (on sale too!)

    The box said down from 75.00 to 20.00, further inspection on the actual shoes reveal that they were originally 105 reduced to 75 then reduced agin to 20

    Got myself quite a good buy there i think
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  4. 12/1 Update

    by , 01-12-2010 at 05:09 PM (Frugal Lifestyle? Can I Keep Up With Myself)
    Today I sorted out the recycling items I have (collection was due today so I got rid of them all) I got 2 full bags of recyclable items and I put 5.7 kilos of glass in the glass bin outside.

    I am trying to keep tabs on all my rubbish and recycling bags as well as glass items.

    So far this year I have gotten rid of 4 recycle bags compared to 2 general rubbish bags

    The glass I had was all the jars that had been used for cooking sauces and coffee jars I had ...

    Updated 02-05-2010 at 05:01 PM by Bournecrazy

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    Green By Name - Green By Nature!
  5. 2010 Challenges

    by , 01-06-2010 at 03:46 PM (Frugal Lifestyle? Can I Keep Up With Myself)
    I have a few things that i want to get sorted in 2010 and i am hoping i can use them in a way to be more cost efficient and get that feel good vibe going

    1. Home cook more and freeze more prepared home foods. I would like to get a new to me freezer so i can freeze bread and a lot more than i can now.

    2. Look after myself to help me feel a bit better about myself. A new haircut and new glasses are well over due and im hoping the rest will fall into place
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