Frugal in Essex is always recommending using this on her blog so I have made an effort to re enter the site and have another go at playing with its features.
Firstly, I made a list of all my regular buys. I shop on line and its delivered once a fortnight for £1. I put in items on the last 3 receipts.
For the regular 70 or so items S**insbury's was cheaper for the things I buy by £2 or £3.
I extended the list into things brought less regularly.
I could save £5 or so by splitting the order between two supermarkets (S's and T*sco) - but then would have two delivery costs and two minimum orders to cope with.
I carried on the list and put in rare treats and stuff I might buy for visitors and then probably only get if on offer and stuff I buy once every 6 months. Now it got interesting. Apparently with that kind of shopping in the mix it was now cheaper to go to A*da by more than £3. Other supermarkets seemed a lot more expensive for the kind of shopping I like to do - which is ve…
Everyone seems to be in same boat trying to save money this month. I updated our accounts this week and got a shock to find buying the Fuel oil for the heating had cleared out the balance. Only £50 left till next week! My grocery and household bits and pieces so far this month had totalled £123.75.
Quick look in the cupboards and freezer revealed just about enough food, except potatoes, till Monday if we have so inventive meals. The turkey carcass from Xmas came out and was stewed with veg and the left overs from that will make soup. A jar of mincemeat found to make pie for puddings with custard or there is plenty of jam for sponge pudding. There is half a gammon joint in there from Xmas and two 4oz portions of mince for Spag Bol if needed.
Purse tipped up - just enough cash for a sack of potatoes at the local farm shop and a loaf of bread from the local bakers. So we could get through till Tuesday or Wednesday when it will clearly be the February budget before having a big shop.
My project to make some new casual shopping bags is completed with these three bags. The blue from some charity shop curtains and a duvet; the green and white from an old skirt of mine lined with an old summer shirt of my husbands. And the pink revamped from a shoulder bag that somehow acquired a stain. It was made smaller and then lined with some left over thin pink fabric from my stash. I shall try these out. No cost so if they only last a while it will not matter. Oldest son says there is a stack of reuse bags at their house I can have.
Having gone through my "rag and reuse" boxes several times now it is time for a clear out. I have been inspired by this library book.
I have started with plaiting technique! This was so therapeutic!!! cutting things up which were too thin, wrong colour, wrong material into strips and sometimes machining the strips cut to get the same long lengths. Then old fashioned plaiting. I tied one end to the back of one my spindle chairs and used…