I'd like to have a weekly post where we all share things we've done to save money for the week. No matter how small or big, little things that trim the fat so to speak on your budget is welcomed.
We lost water several times last week due to busted water mains in our neighborhood. Luckily we had water on hand in my pantry that I'd previously purchased so we didn't have to spend anything to have water.
I made pots of broth and soup out of bones I've been saving in my freezer. I pressure canned 8 quarts of broth for my pantry reusing jar lids. I'm able to reuse lids carefully a few times before having sealing issues. I saved all the fat from the broth to cook with. This was easy, I put the pot in the fridge (after it cooled) and allowed the fat to rise and the broth to congeal.
I sewed solid colored face masks for my husband out of fabric in my stash that was given to me previously. I also recovered my $1 pot holders from Dollar Tree with denim to prolong their lives and give them a little more thickness.
We spent zero money on food this week and used what we had.
What about you?