The room is bathed in glorious spring sunshine today. It’s beautiful weather! I was thinking how little I have achieved this week, but actually is is the small frugal actions I take that make a big difference in terms of the bank balance. As the old saying goes, “Take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves”!
So my small but significant frugal actions for the week are as follows.
Hanging the washing out
I made the most of the sunshine and hung the washing on the line for the first time this year. It saves falling over the clothes horse or running the dehumidifier to try to dry them. I don’t understand people who continue to waste energy and money on their dryers when the weather is so good.
Having a clear out
My daughter and I went for lunch at my parents and helped sort some of the junk in their garage. I say junk, but actually some of it is treasure so we have listed much of it on eBay. They say if it sells we can have 50% of the profits.
Making the most of not paying council tax
It is lovely in February and March to have a couple of months off paying the council tax, particularly as it is due to go up again. Instead of spending it, I put £130 into my car fund . My old banger won’t last forever, so I will need a new old banger!
We went for a walk last Sunday with Mr S’s brother and dog to see a regular classic car meet up down at the river. There weren’t hundreds there but they were interesting. Old cars are so much more beautiful and full of character than new ones. I love them.
We also got a look around the boat that the sea scouts use, which is an old light ship. I love being a tourist in my own town.
Saving money on meds
I would have done this before, but I kept thinking my neck problems would be sorted by now. However, as I don’t think my trapped nerve will be going without surgical intervention now, I bought a 3 month prescription card. I paid for it with one lot of tablets, so anything else I need will be effectively free.
So that is my week of small but worthwhile frugal actions. Do you look after the pennies? What have you done this week to save money?
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