Posting “5 frugal things” helps me stay accountable and hopefully provides a little tightwad inspiration.
When I went to Aldi to get groceries, they had a shopping cart full of kid’s stuff for 50% off. I got several packs of socks, undies and a cute pair of little girl ballet flats for $2.50 each.
Frugality involves thinking ahead. I also got Josiah, not yet potty trained, a pack of Star Wars themed briefs.
We took the kids to the dollar movie to see The BFG. We are huge Dahl fans around here. It was delightful.
I desperately needed a new black skirt so I logged on to ThredUp and got two, including one that is identical (but a size smaller) to a skirt I loved but had to give to the consignment shop because it was too big. My daughters have outgrown/worn out their swimsuits so I got them each another for our upcoming beach vacation, also from ThredUp.
When I took my son to the podiatrist for a procedure, they tried to sell me a kit of supplies he would need to use caring for his foot. Cost: $25. I declined, went to Walmart and got everything on the list for $12.
I have two earring holes in each lobe, but hadn’t worn earrings in the second hole in years, so the holes had mostly grown in. Today, however, I felt that I needed a second earring to complement my rather simple outfit (and with short hair, I think more earrings are necessary).
So, I did some labor breathing and poked the earring on through.
Felt rather hard-core after that.
More five frugal things/recent frugal accomplishments.