Posts Tagged ‘saving money’

We waded off into it this time.  Yessiree, Bob, we sure did.

We’re remodeling.

Those of you who have been there, done that just cringed even reading the word.  Those who haven’t ventured there yet, let me just say, God bless you!  You may be on the saner end of the spectrum.

Who knew there could be so much grit, grime, and dirt involved in a remodel.  Sometimes I think it would be easier to start new from the ground up.   (And by the time we add marriage counseling in there, I *know* it would be cheaper!)   😀

We’re ripping out walls, sealing and insulating them, putting up new trim, etc.  We bought paint last night, so that’s the next leg of our journey.  Is it worth it?  You betcha.  Are my arms so sore they feel like they could fall off?  I passed that point about a week ago.   LOL

I hope to get the homefront whipped into shape soon so I can get back to blogging more regularly.  I’m trying to take before and after pictures as we go so I’ll have something to share.

I’ve missed blogging, but alas…hubby is bellowing for me once more.

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Our local Fred’s Discount Store has Spam for $1.99/can this week.  That is a .50 cent savings over regular price.  (You could buy 10 cans for $19.90 plus tax – that’s a great way to add to your food storage!)

I’ve also been told that Piggy Wiggly has their store brand of veggies on sale at 3 for $1.00. They also have Van Camps Chili at 10 for $10.00, and corn bread mix at 3 for $1.00.

Our local grocery store carries “Best Choice” store brands, and their veggies are 2/$1.00 this week.  Also on sale here:

5# bag Gold Medal flour – $1.48

Grands Biscuits – 10/$10

7oz Flaked Coconut – 10/$10

5# bag red potatoes – $2.48

fresh cabbage – .38 cents/lb

Hunts Spaghetti Sauce – 5/$5

Bryan Vienna Sausages – 4/$2

Best Choice Chicken Broth – 2/$1

Cook’s Full Shank Half Ham $1.08/lb (Butt Portion is $1.38/lb)

Be sure to check out your local grocery store flyer for sales.  Local stores offer better value on their sale prices (normally) than Walmart.  Not to mention if we don’t patronize our local stores, eventually there will ONLY be Walmart and we will have no choice on what we pay.  I love Wally World, don’t get me wrong, but a little healthy competition is good for them.  Since our SuperCenter opened, we have lost one grocery store already.  I used to shop Walmart exclusively until I learned I could save more money shopping the sales at the other stores.  There are some things I still save more on at Walmart, but I try to be more conscientious overall of where our dollars are spent.

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I’ve been using the laundry soap I made for a couple of weeks now.  I can happily report it’s doing a great job of cleaning our clothes, and they are softer than I ever thought possible.  Even kiddo is commenting on how fluffy the towels are.  🙂

If you haven’t tried to make your own laundry detergent, I highly recommend it if you’re looking for ways to cut your family budget.  As expensive as everything is, a few dollars here and there adds up!

If you try the recipe, I’d love to hear how it works for you.

Have a blessed day!

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