Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Thrifty Tuesday


Days are passing quickly and soon it will be Easter, then quickly after that it will be planting time. Oh my.

Anyhow on to the thrifty happenings on the Phillips homestead. 

I have been busy working on projects and each and every project that I have planned is using up something in my stash. Or if not using it up totally, getting some things used up. 

The days have been warm, overcast many of them, but at least warm which helps with the energy bill. Not so much with the electrical as it means I need to have lights on for a good portion of the day.

Been doing more appliance cooking and will continue to do what I can in something other than the oven. 

I used up the rather large package of mushrooms making cream of mushroom soup and after one meal have two containers in the freezer downstairs for meals later. 

Only drove the car once last week. Thus saving fuel as well as wear and tear on the vehicle.

Saved a few more elastics off some produce as well as saving the bags the produce came in. They make pretty good kitty litter disposal bags when Kris visits with Eiko.

I had saved the crusts from the last few loaves of bread I made and processed them in the blender into bread crumbs.

Added $75.00 to my savings envelope. Hoping to add the same in 10 days.

Paid bills online, so no stamps and no driving around to pay them.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.


  1. Sounds good. I always pay my bills online. I do them all on the first to get it over with. I don't even know how much stamps are anymore. Glad its warming up for you there - sounds like spring.

  2. A very thrifty week indeed. Any energy savings are good right now. I've been using the microwave as much as possible rather than putting on the electric oven. We are driving as little as possible too x

  3. It’s such a good thing to use up those items we have in our stash. It always makes me feel good to use what I’ve already purchased. Sounds like a great thrifty week for you. I saved the rubber band that came off some gripper liner the other day. I also save the really good twist ties that came off a new extension cord. They come in handy for quick little fixes on stuff. I use three of them to keep the cage on my fan attached as the clips broke a long time ago. I hope you’re doing well and having a great week. :)

  4. I so prefer paying bills online. I think I write a cheque about twice a year. Good thing because purchasing cheques is soooo expensive.

    My stash hasn't made much progress lately, good for you for continuing to work on it.

  5. I love that you do so many of the same things I do. Saving things that I would save and the like. It does add up over time.

  6. We've been trying to only drive anywhere once each week but it isn't always possible. Even so, everything in our town is no more than ten minutes drive.
    And I've been working for a couple of years to reduce my stash and have come to the point that I am having to start replacing a few things. Still a long way to go though!

  7. Sounds like you had a very good week! What a great idea on the bread crusts. I don't like to eat the heel, so I'm gonna use your idea to make breadcrumbs with it.

  8. You're doing well with being thrifty. We've been doing automatic payments for quite a while now and really like the ease of it, plus no stamps and no worries about forgetting something. I need an extra freezer to be able to better use some things up.