1. Donated clothing
May not necessarily be seen as frugal on my side, but definitely a part of being a non-consumer. I truly hope that whatever I donate to our local ‘clothing drives’ gets used up. I always care that whatever I donate is freshly washed, folded, perfectly wearable. No holes, no stains, no missing buttons. Before I donate, I always ask amongst friends if they would like to grab the pieces, or know of someone who would need / want them. At this time no one wanted anything so the entire bag made its way to the donation center.
2. Broadway Show for Free
While I am looking for another job, I still take an advantage of all the perks that the present one provides. This past week we received an abundance of complimentary Broadway show tickets. They usually come on a very short notice (as in for the same evening performance) but then, if I already have plans with a friend, I just invite her to it. This time most of our office expressed interest so it was a bit of a social outing as well. The show was great. I don’t think I would have ever afforded to see all these shows if I had to actually pay for them.
3. Ate a free lunch
at work on Monday. It was sushi too, which is absolutely my most favorite food. Oh joy 🙂
The rest of the lunches last week were homemade. Food out is my biggest ‘personal’ expense but I am definitely making some serious progress and don’t spend anywhere close to what I was used to. On top of a free lunch, I also nibbled on free pretzels, nuts and drank free (pretty bad) office coffee. I surely made up for it with a couple of pricey lattes over the weekend but hey, I am not perfect. The late pictured above was actually free thanks to @CoffeedNYC. Thanks you guys for all the ‘free coffee’ cards that you gave away a couple of weeks ago. xx
4. Did some sewing
Ok, the sewing ‘pile’ as I like to call it, is officially GONE!
I fixed all the buttons, holes and last but not least, last night, while watching ‘Purple Rain’ I darned T’s pants’ bottom. These are casual pants so he does not mind the big ‘darn’ on them. Lots of life left in them. I have to say I absolutely LOVE my sewing machine 🙂
5. And a few other things
- I was given this lovely blue baby sweater for my youngest niece. While it says 4T it is much smaller and will probably fit a 2 year old (rather than a 4 year old). I will gift it to my friend whose baby girl will be turning 2 yo sometime this fall.
- I got some nice fabric on clearance for 99 cents per yard. I am planning on sewing a summer (easy!) dress sometime in the next 2 weeks.
- I sold 2 things on EBay for a total of $54. I am leaving all this money in my PayPaul account so I can purchase my next VitaCost order for ‘free’!
How are YOU saving money?