What is To The Bank Tuesday? It’s weekly encouragement and ideas to help you save money in easy ways. Encouragement to be frugal not miserly. No one likes a miser!
How I Saved Money This Week
-I cooked two pounds of breakfast sausage and divided it up into three meals instead of only two. I made breakfast burritos with part of it and put the other two portions in the freezer for later.
-I made coconut milk yogurt instead of buying individual cups. It cost me $4.00 to make a half gallon, it would have cost me $23.19 to buy the same amount pre-made. I used this recipe and subbed two boxes of coconut milk. The yogurt isn’t as thick as store bought but works great for smoothies or for making chia seed pudding.
-I went through all of my seeds from last year to see what I had before ordering seeds for this year. I usually order a ton of seeds and I end up not using some. I also made a list of what seeds I needed and wanted and then marked some off of the want list.
What I’ve Learned From To The Bank Tuesday This Month
-That without making a menu plan every week I buy too much at the grocery store. A lot of those groceries end up sitting in my pantry or freezer for quite a while before being eaten.
-By making a menu plan before heading to the store I can look at the sales ads and build my menu around sales. I’ve bought cabbage twice this month for .39 cents a pound, cauliflower for $1.50 a head and clementines for $1.00 a pound. Had I not known before heading to the store that those were on sale I may have grabbed more expensive produce.
-I buy too many books. Well not really, because there is no such thing as too many books. However, I do need to stay away from Half Price Books and Amazon if I want to save money every month. I need to use the library or my Kindle for free reading. I’ve been reading through Jane Austin’s novels and they are free on the Kindle!