Me! Awesome idea!!
I know we all need to save some money (that's why we're here, right? ). So I thought it would be fun to challenge ourselves to be more frugal in 2011.
Rather than just trying to implement all sorts of new frugal ideas at once, and then eventually fizzling out, I thought it would be fun to have an accountability thread here, where we will try a new frugal tip each week and then report back to each other on how it's going.
Each week, I'll suggest a new frugal tip. Each of us will work to implement that tip into our lives in effort to save more money in 2011! If you already do that frugal tip for the week, that's great - let us know how it works for you! At the end of the week we can report back to let each other know how it's going. We can also let each other know if we've noticed a savings at all!
I think this will be a fun way to implement all those great frugal living tips that are out there!!
So who's in with me?
Week 1 - Reduce your electric bill by turning things off & evaluating your usage!
Week 2 - Reduce your water bill by conserving your water usage!
Week 3 - Menu Plan!
Week 4 - Work on reducing your food waste!
Week 5 - Embrace your library and all of it's FREE resources!!
Week 6 - Make something from scratch that you would typically purchase pre packaged!
Week 7 - Reduce/Eliminate Paper towel and Swiffer pad usage!
Week 8 - Sign up for freebies you can use!
Week 9 - Plan a FREE fun/date night!
Week 10 - Find ways to reduce your gas costs!!
Week 11 - Use your crockpot!
Week 12 - Make your own broth/stock!
Week 13 - Make your own "canned" beans!
Week 14 - Cut your dryer sheets in halves or thirds!
Week 15 - Think about what you're doing that may be saving you money now - but will actually cost you money in the long run.
Last edited by MoneySavinDiva; 04-11-2011 at 09:51:40 AM.
Cash Fund Christmas 2012 (by 12/1/12) - 100% done
Cash Fund remainder of Riviera Maya trip (by 2/10/13 - right before we leave) - 28% done
Be Completely DEBT FREE by 11/12/13! - 0% done
count me in! :)
><> Kelly <><
Proud Wife, and Mommy to 3 Cool Kids
From Marion (Cedar Rapids), IA.
2011 in 2011 decluttering challenge: 103/2011 (I have no idea where I'm at!!!) 2011 coupons used yet? I'm at: 292 (again, no idea!!!)
mama to Kaitlyn (18), Daniel (5), Ben (2), and expecting another 8/17/2011
~Donna in Maryland~
Frugal is my middle name!
Well.....beside my Disney trip splurges!!
But Hey! That's why I get to go!
Count me in!
Free is good! I'm a couponer, hear me roar!
I love the idea! I will be joining...except of course on dont use paper towels week ( I am in love with Viva )
I love challenges!!! I keeps my mind from wandering anyway! I am in.
I AM ALWAYS CONTENT WITH WHAT HAPPENS FOR I KNOW THAT WHAT GOD CHOOSES IS BETTER THAN WHAT I CHOOSE Eph. 1:4
I'm in, would love to learn some more frugal tips.