Welcome to another thrifty week at Harvest Lane Cottage. I am glad you've found me! Each week I share my thrifty and frugal projects, ways of saving money, frugal cooking, and my blessings from God.
Ways I saved money:
I mended the hem of a bath towel. One more year of service!
Leftovers for lunch Tuesday
No meat stir-fry for supper Tuesday
I ordered size 6 16" knitting needles, sock blanks for dyeing, and point protectors from Knit Picks while they were on sale. I also bought wool to knit a nice warm hat for my high school sweetheart of forty years, Lowell.
I stayed home more than usual. That saved gas.
Ways I made money:
I added to our family income by subbing 5th grade Tuesday.
I filled out a survey with YouGov. It's the only survey site that I get points for every survey I fill out. The surveys are fairly short—usually around ten minutes. They don't just kick you out after you've filled out page after page of questions. Click on my link above to check them out. I'll get a few points, and you'll get a survey company that actually pays out. I've been using them for a couple of years. I don't make a lot of money, but I do get to save up my points for Amazon gift cards.
I redeemed my YouGov points for a $50 Amazon gift card. I should get it within three weeks.
I started a return with Walmart pick up service. There were over $13 in products missing from my last order. I should get a refund within 10 days.
I am knitting Everything November Mitts by Jen Yard in a pretty blue and white fingering weight yarn that my friend, Jill, dyed and gave to me for Christmas. I love the look and the feel of the yarn and the simple beauty of the pattern.
Dear friends gave us money to buy meat for our freezer. Thank you Deborah and George.
Our washing machine's computer decided to quit talking to the motor. ~ Lack of communication always causes troubles!
I took a big basket of clothes to the laundromat. It took three loads in their tiny washers. Each load was $3. I brought the clothes home wet to dry them! I am thankful for being able to laundry at home. What to do about the washer? I don't know. It was the third washer we'd gotten since 2012. They just don't last. So now, my husband is doing his research about what to do next. I did save money by drying at home! I am now trying to wash things out in my sink as we go. I'll probably end up taking more clothes to the laundromat, but I want to minimize! We already wear clothes more than once if they don't look or smell dirty. That helps them last.
Well everyone, that was my thrifty blessed week What are you doing in your homes?
What have you been up to lately?