Happy Friday! I’d say it’s been a crazy week here, but aren’t they all?
Another Friday means another edition of the 5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week series. When I first started this series, I wondered if I’d be able to come up with unique ways that we’ve saved every week. And each week I wonder if I’ll be able to do it again. But we’ve managed to do it 20 different times now! That means that in this series alone, you can find 100 different ways to save money! Isn’t that amazing?
But enough self congratulations talk. Let’s get down to business!
The 5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week
Kept up with the kitchen. I used to do the dishes immediately after supper every night. These days we are so busy with homework, housework, barnwork, etc. that the kitchen slides to the bottom of the priority list. This week I have really tried to keep up with it, and I remembered that the job doesn’t take long if you do it regularly! Not to mention all of the helpers I have that can dry for me.
How does this save money? Well, I find a messy kitchen overwhelming, and the temptation to order pizza becomes very strong when you can’t find any clean dishes! Not to mention the food that is going bad… but you can’t find it in the back of the messy fridge.
Besides…forget about saving money. My sanity loves seeing the kitchen clean!
Free lunch. Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Our church was celebrating their 75th anniversary over the weekend. They were offering up a free delicious lunch to anyone who signed up for tickets. So I made sure we got ours! It was a really nice way to spend some time with other church members and enjoy some great food.
Carpool. We are lucky enough that our neighbors have children similarly aged to our own kids. So we are able to carpool from school each day, which saves both of us some gas and (even better) some time.
Kindle Books. If you have Amazon Prime and a Kindle, did you know about this benefit? Each month you can choose one book from the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library to borrow and read for free. This is different from the Kindle Unlimited option that you’ll often see when you purchase books. It’s just an added benefit for Prime members. Hubby really enjoys choosing a book each month. (He’s not as big of a fan of our library as I am!)
Fun. We try to find free ways to entertain ourselves around here. The free printable Lego challenges from yesterday’s post are a lot of fun for everyone! We also like to use our library for books and other forms of entertainment. (But primarily books…luckily we have a house full of readers!)
I’m so excited to make it to 20 weeks of this series. But it’s not over yet, so be sure to check back in again next week! And let us know about your favorite ways to save money.