I made Miracle Cleaner and then added cleaning cloths and some that I get ready in a jar, pre moistened, to use as quick polishing cloths. They look and smell lovely which is somehow motivating!
It is hard to say how much this saves. It replaces a lot of purchased cleaning products though and will last me months. So I will say $30.
I made Golden Syrup Pudding, Scalloped potatoes (in big quantities) and all the meals as always.
I sent all packed lunches and drinks. Saving $100.
And finished another little embroidered top.
Being the end of the month I add up what I would have paid if I had my hair cut, colour, blow dry, nails and toes all done locally. This certainly boosts the week (by $380 a whopping $380 in fact!)
All up I ended up writing $850 in my savings book. And now it is almost time to add up another month! After all these weeks I am getting to know what an average week is so in my mind I usually think in terms of this was a good week, not so good week or great weak! But it doesn't matter, they just all add up.
Since last weeks challenge I have been baking and I checked some prices against the local bakery and the pizza place we used to love to get pizzas from. This was a good exercise! The baking I had out on the kitchen bench was equal to almost $300 of baked goods from these places. I was amazed by that. It doesn't even seem possible. But thats what it would cost to buy. So when you look at things this way it is very motivating. You can live so well making things yourself.
How was your week? What do you make that saves you so much money over the purchased version?
Next time you are out and about check what that now costs and figure out what you save per year!
We have some sunshine and my day includes baby sitting, shopping and bulk cooking! Have a great day and week! xxx