I was sitting here trying to think of something wonderful and frugal to talk about since Crystal at Biblical Womanhood  always posts the frugal Friday’s, but nothing was coming to mind. <p> Sometimes you live a frugal lifestyle that  it is becomes normal and mundane  to you! <p> Anyhow, I am going to be making myself a challenge this next month, to only spend a certain amount on  all groceries, paper goods. So, I am trying to look at my budget to see what would make it a challenge. For one thing, I am trying to plan out my meals for week and  only have to go to the store once a week. it may end up twice a week as I usually have to shop 1 grocery store, Costco some months, and the bread store. The bread store, I can still walk there though, but it is a little heavy to carry back all the bread. while hanging onto little ones. <p> So, what can i think of to cut out extra expenses, without sacrificing quality of life, health of our family and and not be stressed? <p> I don’t know if this will eliminate stress, but I am potty training this month.  We are going to  try to be done with diapers.  It may take awhile still at night, but at least in the day time. We are already cutting back on them. <p> Collect, can and freeze as much free and cheap food as I can.  I have already done more this year, it will make our peanut butter and jelly sandwich lunches much more varied this winter with all the different jams. September was an expensive month, as it is also the time to stock up on food for the winter as well as the storage shed, washer repair, and a car repair. <p> I am trying to use all powdered milk in baking or white sauces.  That saves the milk I buy for drinking or cereal.  I have alot of powdered milk still, so it really helps. I always make my own white sauces instead of buying cream soup. Cornstarch and powdered milk make them really cheap. You can add a little butter to make them richer if you need it. <p>
De-cluttering- I am hoping this really helps me, not to save money, I guess, but to  keep cleaning to a minimum.  Right now, we are just at the tip of the iceberg, so I have a long way to go! Maybe though, I can save enough money to buy a lamp!

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  1. laurie59

    I'd like to know how you use powdered milk to make white sauce and how do you flavor it to replace creamed soups? It's something I've always thought of doing. Thanks.


  2. loefflermom

    Not living frugally has never been an option for us since we have never had extra money. But you are quite right in saying that the longer you do things the more ordinary they seem and it is hard to remember until you are around someone how doesn't. Every time I have made white sauce, I always have used butter. I have never thought of using cornstarch.

    Canning and freezing I know save us a ton of money. I am sure that if I would start keeping on top of the kids to turn lights off when they leave a room that would save some too.
    I'm not full of ideas right now but I will let you know if I think of other ideas.

    Thanks for sharing!


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