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    Smile Frugal Challenge 10/28 - 11/3...

    List here what you do daily to keep on the frugal wagon. Nothing is too big or small!

    10/28

    ~laundry in cold, hang to dry
    ~meals from home
    ~using samples
    ~a/c off
    ~windows open for air
    ~decluttering
    ~making no bake cookies today

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    Today I will be eating from home all day. Using up some things. Going to try for no heat. House is at 66 right now so we will see. I washed a load in cold water and ran dishwasher for packed load and opened on dry cycle. We will be trick or treating and coming home to recycle the candy we dont eat by passing out to other trick or treaters. Otherwise Id just toss them.

    ***this week***

    -no eating out
    -no more laundry
    -grocery shop for few things (minimum)
    -use up whats in fridge and freezer
    -pay off empire bill
    -send out scholastic to daycare and friends (used for free books)

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    ~ ate leftovers for lunch and supper.
    ~ kept heat low until late afternoon. The basement was getting mighty cold. I worked upstairs most of the afternoon, so didn't notice it.
    ~ keeping lights off and radio off when I leave the room.
    ~ running through a bunch of financial scenarios.

    Jean

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    Lets see for my family use the lights only when needed.Unplug anything not in use (hard for us)no eating out.mo going to walmart only use heat when realy cold.hang clothes

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    10/29

    ~no lights on during day, although it is really cloudy here
    ~no laundry today
    ~only one window open for air, it's kind of chilly and windy
    ~meals from home
    ~using samples
    ~staying home today
    ~reading library books

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    Monday:

    Eating all meals from home. Making some meals for week. No lights until late then only in rooms we are in. Lighting candles. Heat on 67 (has to be for daycare). Filled out for samples. Only going gymnastics today..no extra stopping, although I do need few things from grocery store, will try to stretch to Wednesday night. No paper plates, cups left in house and not buying more.

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    Yesterday, I re-strung my clothesline to include more of the posts the previous owner put up in the courtyard (my house is U-shaped & so has a small courtyard in the back). I then washed some clothes in cold & hung them out to dry.

    This week, I plan to take my lunch to work all week & eat dinner at home.

    No a/c since the weather's getting cooler & no heat because I don't have central heat.

    Read my library books.

    Knit Christmas presents.

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    Well I am usually very frugal as most of you know so I will just continue to do what I always do:

    ~ Wash clothes in cold
    ~ Use dishwasher only when full and let them air dry
    ~ No AC or Heat until atleast the mid of Nov. or beginning of Dec. (blankets and sweatshirts... here we come)
    ~ Eat what we have at home
    ~ No eating out (we hardly EVER do this!)
    ~ No frivilous spending on things we dont need
    ~ Finish Xmas shopping at flea markets/yard sales, Dollar Stores or make gifts
    ~ Sell things at home to make some extra moola

    There's more of course but these just came to me at the moment, lol

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    For this past weekend, we went to Washington DC. I will list the things we did to save money on our trip, since I wasn't home to save money.
    - rode the Metro to avoid parking and traffic - was $3.70 a person the first day, the second day when I knew we would be riding a lot I purchased all day tickets for $6.50 a piece. This saves us around $20-30
    - we packed a lot of snacks and water bottles, although not enough. We did end up buying some water and snacks, but not as many as we would have.
    - the biggest thing we did was stay with friends for the 2 nights we were there, hotels were $250 a night!
    - we picked very cheap or free things to do, including visiting the Antietam Battlefied on the way down, instead of the Baltimore Aquarium - savings there of $96

    Overall we totally stayed in our budget. The only unexpected thing I spent money on was a calendar. It was only $8 and it will be our souveneir from the trip, I had wanted a Christmas ornament, but they were $20!

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    10/28 (Sunday)
    ate h/m pizza for lunch
    made dinner in
    made brownies for snacks
    made h/m bread for lunches instead of going to store as we were out
    washed in cold water
    got a blanket made for Christmas!!


    10/29 (Monday)
    zero spend day
    eatting l/o for lunch
    except for working stayed home all day
    cutting out some more fleece scarves from l/o fabric from fleece blanket

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    ~~~all meals from home
    ~~~hang up wet clothes instead of running the dryer
    ~~~group errands on Tuesday and Thursday, then drive only to work and back M, W, and F
    ~~~no spending till payday (Wednesday)
    ~~~don't run the heat or AC

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    ~Took lunch to work
    ~Washed in cold
    ~Hung laundry to dry
    ~A/C off

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    Stayed home most of the day, except to visit my ddad for a while.

    Hung about 1/3 of the laundry I did today. (more than usual)

    Ate at home all day, drank water.

    Walked 3 miles on the track (frugal-no health club fees, saves on dr. bills down the road).

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    Tuesday:

    All meals from home, no laundry, no dishwasher, no paper products in kitchen, bundling up to stay warm (supposed to be 66 today so heat off when sun comes up), using baby formula samples I got in mail, doing pumpkin craft today using up last years halloween craft items!

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    Default over the last few days...

    ~pork chops and rice in the crockpot
    ~discounted apples in the crockpot (we call it apples uncrisp)
    ~surge protectors off
    ~brain worked when MIL asked if we needed anything - the lamp in the children's room died so I mentioned that
    ~got 2 OYNP (on yer next purchase)$$ coupons by buying non-candy halloween treats (smartfood & fruit rollups) for trick or treaters (plus I won't be stuffing myself with leftover candy)
    ~still no heat - it will kick in if the house dips below 50 degrees
    ~made daughter's no-sew blanket and a painted horse t-shirt for Xmas
    ~hot shower and sauna at the YMCA - there dime for the heat!
    ~lots of 50% off essentials at the store - coffee, powdered milk for the yogurt maker, and enriched instant rice for the crockpot and fussy tastebuds of the children
    ~decluttered a drawer and found a cord I needed
    ~paid the gas bill - I am current on nearly every bill now!

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