Just wanted to share a few quick ways that I’ve been frugal this month! The little things really add up to make a big difference in that budget!
#1 – Mending
I have this black pair of leggings that are great to use under those summer dresses that just aren’t quite long enough. I think I bought them from Old Navy so I’m sure I didn’t spend that much on them. They were starting to pull away at one of the seams so I got out my handy dandy sewing kit. I’m not so great at mending in terms of how the final product looks, but since this won’t be visible, it’s all about how well it works!
#2 – Cooking
I eat omelets almost every morning so I saved up some of the yolks and made pasta. The recipe I use is super basic – flour and the yolks! I just mix it up, cut it into pieces, and put it into boiling water. When it floats, it’s done!
#3 – Decorating
In the new house I have some open shelves in the kitchen that I wanted to put some baskets on to store jars in. I had two baskets to use – one that I bought at a thrift a few years ago and one that I think was from an old chest freezer. So I bought some bronze spray paint to make them match! I actually used my amazon rewards points to get the paint so it didn’t cost me a dime! I also painted a rod from one of the closets that I re-purposed as a curtain rod in the living room.
My best tip is that if something breaks or if you find yourself in need of something, stop and think about how you might fix it or if there’s something you might be able to re-purpose and use instead!