It has been a busy few weeks. We are into our own place and I am going to share some of the things we have been doing over the last couple weeks to save money. Moving has been really expensive with all the fees and deposits that have to be paid. Then realizing you need things like trash bags, and I needed a microwave and crock pot. I tried really hard to find these things used, but no success. So i paid for them each brand new.
Anyway.......since we have spent money in other ways, and now we live on our own again, it is really time to get the budget for this place under control. We have had some issues here like a hot water heater leak, but it has now been fixed.
We are pet owners, and I was blessed to find out that our local humane society spayed and vaccinated our cats for free!!!!! Both of my female cats were in heat and were attracting strays like this to our house. They were literally sitting on the patio, fence, and even at our bedroom window. So to get them spayed was such a relief. If you have pets that need this service, it may be a good idea to find out if you area has any low cost programs. (Early fall, my son's cat died after she got spayed) but these girls are doing great. The Clay County Humane Society did an awesome job!
We were also invited to a very last minute birthday party for the daughter of a new neighbor at a local park and we threw together a quick gift out of stuff I found in the house.
Another thing we did was make our own laundry detergent. (The last time we made it, the supply lasted for over 8 months. It is so worth it to make your own!!!)
I made for the first time my own cleansing conditioner, with left over conditioner I already had and baby shampoo. (works great! and much cheaper than anything bought in store or online I really liked Wen but could not buy it and the drug store dupe was good too but I just need something that cost even less)
Shopped at a local grocery store and got reward points to get .13 off per gallon of gas.
Got a free dryer, and paid 100.00 for a washer
Received a 25.00 reward card from a survey group I used to particpate in, and we used it at Lowe's to get things like trash bags, and some seeds and soil, to plant things like our own kitchen herbs and my son requested sun flowers.
We also did a kid's clinic at Lowe's and the kids built birdhouses!!! I can't wait to hang them up outside on our fence!!!! These are free classes that you can sign your kids up for.
My kids also attend our local church every Wednesday for Calvary kids club and they eat a pizza dinner there. Every Sunday after church we eat lunch at church. So it helps things in the house stretch further!!!!
That is about all I can remember. What things have you been doing?