5 Ways We've Saved Money This Week Series

Looking for lots of creative money saving tips?  Look no further!  Here are links to posts in my “5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week” series.

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 68

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 68

My Hubby got the call we’ve been anticipating for months late last week.  After that, our weekend became a whirlwind of activity as I tried to get all the kids ready to sleepover at their grandparents’ house.  They’d leave for school from there, so that added another layer of preparation to my work.

Meanwhile, Hubby and I drove two states away to attend a funeral.  We packed a lot of emotions into that overnight trip.

We also tried to keep the trip on the frugal side.

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5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 67

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 67

Several mornings ago, I pried my eyes open and discovered that a hard storm was hitting our home.  I’d been up all night watching the radar, and nothing had come our way.  Until now.

I walked out to our dining room and looked out the window.  I couldn’t see anything.  We were being hit hard by straight line winds.

I casually told my son that maybe we should head to the basement.  I quickly woke the other kids and shuffled them downstairs.  By the time we got to the bottom of the steps, the winds had died down.

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5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 66

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 66

I love to read money saving tips.  Don’t you?  But I have to tell you, I sometimes get frustrated when the tips are all about how someone saved x amount of dollars when they bought something new.

I do think those tips can be really helpful.  (I’ve got a few tips like this in this very post!)  But the very best money saving tips are those that help you avoid spending in the first place.

Do you agree?  I’d love to hear your thoughts on this!

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5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 65

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 65

I’ve got a premature spring cleaning itch.  The weather has been nice enough to throw open the windows (odd for February in Ohio).  But I think I’m just trying to clean away all the germs that keep making their way into our home!

Being Type A, I tend to prefer to use a checklist when I clean.  Otherwise, I spin my wheels cleaning a bit of this and a bit of that.  I’d rather know where I’ve been and where I’m going.

How about you?

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5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 64

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 64

My poor daughter.  She missed her Christmas party at school due to germs.  And on Valentine’s Day, the germs paid her another visit.  She desperately wanted to go to school, but I obviously couldn’t spread those germs through her classmates.

Instead, we popped some popcorn, I made some hot chocolate, and we watched Tangled.  Not a substitute for fun with her friends, but at least it turned her frown upside down.

Sometimes you’ve just got to make the most of your situation.  I hope I can teach her to look for the good!

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