Here we go . . .
1. Although I have added more to the freezer than I have taken away, I've been attacking the pantry cupboard and there are now several spaces in there. They will be filled because I have overflow tins in the garage, but never mind, I'm getting there. I have quite a few jars of sauces to use up and must make the effort!
2. One of the tins is (was) some Savers kidney beans which I used because I had run out of frozen ones. They are OK and only 24p (I wrote the price on the lid) which shows how old they are as they are now 30p. (More shockingly, their Savers tinned pineapple was 25p and it's now 46p).
It's about time I reorganised that cupboard, in fact. Things have got out of place and it's harder to see what's there.
3. Given that I've finished off all my kidney beans, one of the weekend jobs is to soak and cook another pack. They are such a useful thing to have in store and so very cheap done this way. Once cooked and cooled, I open freeze them before pouring into a poly bag so I can take a handful when needed.
4. I've been frugal with my clothes space too. I've sorted out all my clothes now and there's a pile of them waiting to go to the charity shop while more has gone to the Salvation Army clothes recycling point. To replace them, I have clothes that got too small for me but which I can wear again. I face the fact that I will have to buy new clothes before the end of the summer anyway, assuming I get down to my correct weight, but not yet. That's so good because I like to make my clothes last and any I buy now won't do me for very long.
5. This week, a number of meals have been of the cheap, comfort-food type - things on toast. Generally, there tend to be great value, especially as the lovely wholemeal bread I use is home made, sliced before freezing and used just a few slices at a time so the rest stays fresh. I read that an awful lot of bread is just wasted as it stales before it can be used so this works really well. The last time I had to throw any bread away was the end of January because I forgot I'd put some in the bread bin over Christmas because of having guests. It didn't get used and there it stayed. No way could I use it by then, of course, but I felt so guilty as I dropped it gingerly in the bin.
So there we go - my frugal fings for this week. None of them are huge money savers but every bit counts, doesn't it?
What have you done that's frugal this week?