In the past week I tried to have as many no spend days as I could, not going near the shops unless I really had to. On Sunday, when I went to make Beef Stroganoff, I didn't have any Paprika so instead of making a trip to the supermarket for one item I made do and changed the recipe to this one.
I think if you can avoid the shops, when you can, it takes away the temptation of buying stuff out of "want" rather than "need". I do make a trip to the local Coles on the way home on a Tuesday afternoon just to see if there is any dramatically marked down fresh produce. I only buy what I can and will use so that nothing is wasted.
I also really wanted to make a start on some more planting in the garden for the Autumn/Winter season, but knew I just didn't have the time to do so, so I have postponed this until this long weekend, It is ANZAC day on Monday and then we have Labour Day public holiday the following Monday plus I have an ADO on the Tuesday so I will have plenty of time to attend to the garden in the next 2 weeks.
This weeks 5 Frugal things on a Friday are
1. Had as many "no spend days" as I could
2. Pickled marked down chillies using Mums Pickling Vinegar recipe and saved the seeds for planting out at a later date when the time is right
3. Hung all the washing to dry in the sun
4. Rode to work every day
5. Saved the skin from a bought Pineapple and froze it to make Home Made Pineapple Cordial at a later date