Chicagolandia
With the big move to happen this weekend, I haven't focused much on saving money, but are a few things I've done:

1. Eating of out the freezer - who knew I had 6-8 lbs. of brats? I didn't until I started trying to eat more stuff from the freezer. With some buns bought cheap from the bread outlet (2/$1) and tortillas (36 ct. for $.89), that's been a basis for meals, both lunch and dinner in my house this week. Too bad I packed the catsup.

2. Free Target apples = free lunch snack. I've been pairing these with granola bars/bites from Target - on the free or cheap, to round breakfast/lunch selections. I just finished 2 apples for my lunch....yummy. Pairs well with free peanut butter.

3. Got the moving truck free from our realtor. The company we're using owns a small moving truck, which is free to their clients! Yippee!! And a huge savings, too!

4. Rounded up family/friends to help with the move. Movers here cost $250-$600, so we're saving another fortune. Our helpers will work for pizza. Which I have coupons for. And soda, which Jewel generously paid me to take home last month. They're so thoughtful.

5. Since the cable's been acting up, we'll get our bill reduced for this month (can't watch any of the major networks for 2 weeks), and I've been watching TV over at DaMama's house. Saving electricity, too.

6. Have been washing dishes/clothes during off peak hours. If only I had the energy to vacuum then too. Yeah, that's not gonna happen.

7. I'll buy some more free apples as snacks for our moving helpers. It'll keep them moving, and keep my wallet full! Another apple idea for the soft ones? French Apple Cheese Cake. Top a baked cheesecake with apple pie filling and whipped cream. Elegant, tasty dessert which I can con myself into thinking is healthy. Delish! And this will use up some of the creawm cheese in my freezer. And a pie crust out of the pantry. I've just talked myself into baking a cheese. After the move is over.
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4 Responses
  1. Precious Says:

    You are doing great! Good luck with the big move!



  2. SonyaAnn Says:

    Good luck and keep us posted. Well keep us posted when you have a chance.


  3. Sounds like you are busy!


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