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Cutting Expenses

September 8th, 2019 at 04:18 pm

Well today was great, I finally tackled the pillows I was making for the patio and they turned out great. I have to get a few pots to plant a a few flowers to tie things in. Next it’s the spare bedroom. I told the SO it’s time to come and get the rest of his things, 30-days is more than enough time.

For dinner, I took the left over chicken and made chicken pot pie, this will be my lunch and dinner for the next few days.

I also unplugged a few more items in the house, one being the Keurig, I don’t even drink coffee, if the SO don’t take it I’m selling it. Signed up for auto pay, knocking $10 off my internet bill. I’m going to save up and buy a wifi tower so I don’t have to rent AT&T’s 🙄🤦🏽‍♀️

I’m desperately trying to figure out how to cut expenses.

8 Responses to “Cutting Expenses ”

  1. crazyliblady Says:

    Chicken pot pie is an awesome way to save money on food.

    I have saved money on plants by buying ones that were past their prime and so were marked down in price.

    Another way to save some money would be to close the vent(s) in the spare bedroom if you don't use it regularly.

  2. Amber Says:

    Oh good idea, I didn’t think about closing the vents in there. I’ll do that

  3. AnotherReader Says:

    Closing the vents in a spare bedroom might not be a good idea where the humidity is high. You could end up with a mold problem. Better to raise the AC temperature a couple of degrees throughout the house to reduce the use, and change the filters regularly so the air flow is not blocked. Also keep blinds closed and look for ways to shade south and west facing windows.

  4. crazyliblady Says:

    AnotherReader is totally right. You would not want mold in your house. Are the windows in your house new? Replacing them all at one time with triple pane windows or even one at a time can help. We have replaced about half of the windows in our house so far. For the windows we have not yet replaced, we bought some wall insulation like this [url]https://www.insulation4us.com/thermasheath-3-r-13-1-4in-x-4ft-x-8ft-polyiso-rigid-foam-insulation-board.html?gclid=CjwKCAjwzdLrBRBiEiwAEHrAYgVjBqwRe5G_uOsZZXIMuwiRwFKk0y39cHa9saZBg5iNGplY5UiOkxoC2XYQAvD_BwE{/url] at Home Depot. We cut it to the size of the windows in question. When it is hot, we position the insulation pieces shiny side out. When it is cold, we flip it around to shiny side in. The combination of some new windows and using insulation in windows we have not yet replaced has made a difference in how the house feels and some decrease in electricity usage.

  5. crazyliblady Says:

    AnotherReader is totally right. You would not want mold in your house. Are the windows in your house new? Replacing them all at one time with triple pane windows or even one at a time can help. We have replaced about half of the windows in our house so far. For the windows we have not yet replaced, we bought some wall insulation like this
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    https://www.insulation4us.com/thermasheath-3-r-13-1-4in-x-4f... at Home Depot. We cut it to the size of the windows in question. When it is hot, we position the insulation pieces shiny side out. When it is cold, we flip it around to shiny side in. The combination of some new windows and using insulation in windows we have not yet replaced has made a difference in how the house feels and some decrease in electricity usage.

  6. fireandi Says:

    Cutting expenses a little here, a little there is what helps overall. My favorite ways to cut expenses are to make and bring my own food, shop in thrift stores, sell things I am not using, and buy gifts when they are on sale.

  7. rob62521 Says:

    Hope you can see the Keurig. They seem to be quite popular. I, on the other hand, am old school. Prefer to make my coffee in a pot and if I don't drink it all, I put it in a jar and save it for another day and either heat it up or put it with some ice and milk.

    Be careful of shutting the vents if you might get mold. I think tweaking the thermostat is a far better idea.

    Any chance you can find a plant swap? I just heard on the news that the local master gardeners are sponsoring one in the next few days for people to share their bounty and get new plants without spending anything.

    Good job on using that chicken. Leftovers rock!

  8. Amber Says:

    Thanks for the tips everyone

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