Although March wasn’t a no spend month as January and February were, it was a low spend period. I am forever trying to make my money go further in many small ways. There is nothing life changing in this list, but every little helps! Here are some of my steps towards frugality for March:
Listed and sold several items on eBay
Took cuttings from our unusual multicoloured wallflowers – free plants!
Made a cake as a gift for my parents
Saved some old wine by freezing it in ice cube trays for cooking
Made chicken stock from old carcasses.
Reduced the amount of sachet food I give the cats and increased their dry food (cheaper and better for their teeth).
Took advantage of the Aldi super six offers to buy butternut squashes for soup at 49p each. This should cover our work lunches.
Sowed tomato seeds for the greenhouse. These were free Heinz seeds my daughter picked up! Should be interesting.
Sowed courgettes and broadbeans.
I think I must also have saved money over the course of the month by not eating sugar. This was much easier than I anticipated. I broke the sugar fast with a slice of lemon drizzle cake yesterday. However, I still intend to keep my consumption of refined sugar very low. I feel better for it!
It is a glorious day here and we have been using the green gym in the garden, i.e. digging and weeding! So I am saving more money and getting my exercise for free! Have a great week.