I also had Channel Nine News come over for an interview at short notice. You should have seen me fly around the house to get it " tv ready '. There were clothes horses everywhere. Then I had to get myself " tv ready " as I was sitting at my laptop in my house clothes when I got the call. I can laugh about it now.
Here's what else I got up to this week -
* Gratefully received two wool doonas from a cleaning client. Although they are not new, they had been dry cleaned a few years ago and stored away. Both are for double beds which is perfect for my girls pillow top single beds.
* Made a triple batch of cranberry hootycreek biscuit ( cookie ) dough. Some of the dough was baked and the rest was put into the freezer for future baking.
* Used up the leftover roast veggies from a meal and turned them into a chicken flan. Very, very tasty.
* Picked young silverbeet leaves from the garden to add to two meals. I couldn't wait for them to grow any bigger. Darren and I just love to add silverbeet to our dinner plates whenever possible.
* Saved lots of washing machine water for each next load. Saved the shower warm up water to put on our pot plants.
* Baked four loaves of wholemeal bread with extra goodness.
* Dried all the washing on clothes horses over the ducted heating vents. Only the sheets went into the dryer.
* Reused lots of bread bags to store my homemade bread, to double wrap the biscuit dough and to line the bathroom bins.
* Mended Darren's work trousers as they had a big rip in them. .
* Made a conscious effort to avoid using cling wrap for storing foods in the fridge and freezer. After years of using it to wrap everything, I still need to stop myself from getting the cling wrap out. I have plenty of containers of all shapes and sizes. I'm limiting my cling wrap usage to storing raw meat in the freezer.
* Kept the curtains open when the sun was shining to help heat up the home.
* Saved the insides of a few envelopes from the mail to use in my card making.
* Baked some ANZAC biscuits and peanut butter choc chip biscuits for snacks using my dough from the freezer.
* Put $30 of petrol in my car when it was 113 cents a litre. I know this isn't as cheap as it will get but it's been two weeks since I filled up at the low end of the petrol cycle. By the time the price of petrol drops to it's lowest ( hopefully in a week ), my car will almost be on empty again. Then I'll fill it to the brim.
* Made pizza from scratch instead of getting takeaway. The temptation is still there but we do prefer our own.
|Peanut butter choc chip biscuits|
|Lots of baking|
|Baby silverbeet leaves|
What frugal tasks did you complete this week ?