How about it ladies? A challenge to be accountable with the seemingly small and "unimportant" frugal tasks that we could take or leave each day. Money is super tight for us right now, and I've fallen off the frugal wagon these past few months, so now I need to get back on in a BIG way! Let's each come here and post what we've done each day to be frugal. Some of these tasks might not save a lot of money up front, but after awhile can add up....Pennies make dollars!! I know I could use the accountability - and who knows, you just might learn a new trick or remember an old one that you want to start doing again! I'll start! Today I... ~ Cooked up a bag of beans in the crockpot for the Chili I have planned for this weekend (Instead of buying a can of beans for twice the cost!) ~ Ran out of Ziplock baggies to put the beans in, so I went to my basement and found 4 empty jelly jars that I was saving for no reason at all and froze the rest of the beans in them. Saved me gas from running to the store and money for bags I could do with out right now! ~ Decided I would start saving as many empty food containers as possible. I pack hubs' lunch each day, and it seems like those little containers never get brought back home! I've tried everything, including not packing lunch until I get containers back, but they STILL disappear at an alarming rate! If I send empty yogurt, etc. containers, I won't care if they just get tossed! So I cleaned out a produce bag and yogurt cup to start! ~ Unplugged appliances not used on a daily basis to save phantom energy ~ Started using cold water instead of hot to rinse dishes before going in the dishwasher ~ Requested the library get a copy of The Complete Tightwad Gazette, so I don't have to buy it myself. ~ AC is still turned off, windows open (YAY for no AC OR Heating bills right now!! :BigHand ~ Pulled a batch of goulash from the freezer for hubs' packed lunch tomorrow since tonight's supper won't yield many leftovers ~ Speaking of tonight's supper....I used the crockpot to make it = less electricity use than the oven! Alright...who's with me? Let's hear what you've done today to be frugal!