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    Default Frugal Challenge July 30 - August 5th!

    List what you are doing frugal daily here:

    ~hanging laundry on the line
    ~not going anywhere today
    ~cooking from scratch
    ~rolling change to cash in
    ~no lights on
    ~a/c set on 80

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    ~ rolling pennies
    ~ cleaning out my boys closets for a church consignment sale!!
    ~ cleaning my office space & starting a family notebook to keep track of EVERYthing.

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    Hung laundry up. No using the dryer
    all meals from home
    Cleaning Living room
    Have to do some audits for a friend
    Paperwork for meds to MIL

    Kellie

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    1. Eat Meals at home
    2. Keep a/c set as high as possible
    3. Drink more water
    4. Add $100 to my E.F. this week.
    5. Continue with decluttering.

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    1. eat all meals at home
    2. make lunches for work
    3. hang out laundry (do things dry in 50-60% humi?)
    4. keep a/c at 80degrees
    5. read at least one new book

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    Washed 3 loads of laundry and hung to dry
    AC at 80
    Packing DH's lunch for tomorrow
    Not going anywhere today
    All meals at home.

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    Staying home today~
    ~eating all meals and snacks at home
    ~drinking only water
    ~cleaning up our boat at home
    ~A/C at 77
    ~worked out (good for pocketbook and health)
    ~all appliances off when not in use

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    ~a/c off(cheated it rained today and has cooled considerably) usually at 80 to 82 degrees though.
    ~cook at home
    ~put up a clothesline(should have done this already) most laundry(hang up stuff) comes directly out of washer and onto hangers and hung in bathroom across the curtain pole. saves time, and my energy. i save all the pants hangers from the stores and use those also.
    ~ all appliances unpluged when not in use
    ~ go over budget as i totally blew it this month with all the hassle of moving and the house having soooo many problems. find all areas where i can possibly save and make up for money lost.
    ~ one way is grocery budget, since we ate out alot i have alot of food still, so we will eat from that.
    ~ hit the 99 cent store for more produce goodies. freeze em.
    ~ cook from stratch

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    Well my goals for this week are to eat as much from home as possible. If we get a showing during meal time I will try to pack something to take with us.

    Today, we are going swimming with a friend's family at their neighborhood pool, so it should be free. I am taking canteloupe and brownies, stuff I had here and they are bringing drinks and ordering pizza.

    washed some ziploc baggies

    packing with boxes given to us, it is just amazing how much packing tape we are going through though!

    Dh took 3 of the kids to a Colorado Rockies game last night - we were given free tickets, only money spent was parking and lemonade, I packed them snacks.


    I can't think of anything else unfortunately LOL my life is very unfrugal these days.

    Jennifer

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    ~Added some more change to the change jar.
    ~Eating leftovers for dinner.
    ~Entered some more ebay cash codes.
    ~Hanging laundry to dry.
    ~Clipping coupons.
    ~Traded for some extra coupons I needed.

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    -Not leaving the house unless it is for job interviews
    -Cooking all meals at home
    -Painted my stairway with paint I already had
    -Not using the dryer at all
    -Changed my phone and internet service to a cheaper plan with another company -- byebye BELL!
    -Doing paperwork for legal claim
    -Working on my book

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    I'm kinda new @ this...but it is not hard to catch on!!
    ~Hang clothes outside or over curtian rod in bath room
    ~We eat left overs or I take them to work and eat for lunch
    ~I have fixed my kids homemade cookies and snacks for the week
    ~We have cut off over 300 ears of corn and froze to eat..(the corn was free)
    ~Turn off lights when not in a room..(this is big for my kids)
    ~Not bought any cokes/pop ..we drink tea, water or kool-aide
    ~Use baking soda & vinegar to clean some parts of house, instead of expensive cleaners.
    ~My Trailblazer goes on a friends car lot to sell this week, so I can get something cheeper so I am not working as much and can stay home more! (Pray it sells quick!)
    ~We are going on a day trip Mon. I am taking our own drinks, and snacks.

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    Sunday, July 30th..

    *Had the urge to go shopping, but only used gift cards. Got a coffee from Starbucks for free. Went to Victoria's Secret and got two clearance items (one was rung up for $6.49 instead of $12.99) plus the free pair of panties. Used a GC so no real money spent, and I really needed the new underwear.
    *Combined errands thing morning for the bakery and got milk at the drug store, to avoid driving so far. Only got a small container of milk since we'll be going to BJ's soon for cheap milk.
    *Not eating out today!
    *Fixed my 401K records in MSMoney, so we now have a much better record of how much it's worth. This is the first time in a long time I've had a truly up-to-date portfolio record.
    *Got a $10 survey check in the mail yesterday
    *Found another cokerewards code in the dumpster
    *Got a free dryer sheet sample in the mail yesterday
    *Using up free samples (shampoo and facial moisturizer)

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    --Washed all laundry in cold water
    --Found a like-new backpack for DD at a garage sale
    --Keeping A/C at 77


    --Michelle

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    ~Sold 3 books after I listed them on the sites Sara (Telephus44) mentioned in a previous post. THANKS SARA!
    ~Decluttered the computer desk. It is amazing what you can find when you declutter.
    ~Getting some items together to list on eBay.

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