I’ve had a mix bag of thrifty things this week
The spring cleaning among my friends continues, allowing me to pick up a few more goodies that I was going to buy anyway.
Having my ear to the floor and letting people know to contact me first before binning anything (some of them are a wasteful lot) has meant I’m receiving texts every weekend with things I might want at the moment.
Here are my 5 Thrifty things this week!
I had a phone call from my friend on Sunday to see if I’d like a barely used cleaning steamer.
It didn’t take much consideration as I tend to choke myself weekly on bleach fumes cleaning the bathrooms.
Now I can clean my bathrooms and cooker without the fear of coughing my guts up and having to blast my inhalers all day in order to breath and survive.
Being the klutz I am, I just need to make sure I don’t give myself third degree burns – cleaning will be a breath of fresh air going forward.
The same friend called me back not an hour later with several document boxes on offer.
A quick check in the infamous ‘let’s pile all kinds of crap in here and leave it for all eternity’ drawer in kitchen, demonstrated the need for a bit more organisation when it comes to our paperwork.
I took a large one off her and now we are finally all organised.
Yellow Ticket Haul
I’ve been able to make a meal using reduced items every day again this week.
I do bloody love living near this Sainsburys and Co-Op, I’m struggling to remember the last time I paid 50% for something, let alone full price.
The freezer has been topped up with more goodies in preparation for next week, with my favourite being a pork belly joint I picked up for a paltry 84p – almost 75% off!
I finally opened a box of books that has been packed away since we moved.
There were at least ten in there that I had salvaged from the communal area in a previous property, so plenty to keep me going for now.
When I opened the first one I was surprised to see a bookmark in there introducing me to the world of Book Crossing which you can read about here.
I’ve been suffering with excruciating sciatica and can’t cope with how the medication has affected me.
Depressed, lethargic, nauseous, you name it – which amazes me since these are legal and handed to you by a doctor.
No, I decided I needed another option as the tablets I have been given knocked me sideways, thankfully the lovely Kelly from Reduced Grub sent me a link which suggested Yoga so I bought myself a cheap DVD off Amazon before I go committing to any classes.
What Thrifty Things have you done this week?
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