And I think I used a grand total of 6 cloth diapers. But that's 6 more than none, so especially in light of the fact that I was sooo behind in laundry and swamped, I'd say that's something to be proud of.
Now as for food waste... Well, as much as I tried to revamp leftovers as much as possible to ensure no food waste... Because of being busy, I ended up missing some stuff in the back of my fridge, so some produce spoiled, including some oranges, a tomato, and a few beets...
So, here's what I did to save money this week:
Bought clothes from the thrift store.
Got my nextdirect packages and iherb orders.
Bought some clothes for me from the thrift store.
Bought some cheap party goods from the scratch and dent store for a party I'm making.
Bought chocolate cheaply in bulk, as well as bulk coffee and bulk tea.
Bought buckwheat in bulk, cheaply, after hunting around for a decent price.
Stocked up on large amounts of chickpeas on sale.
Bought fennel, potatoes, carrots, apples, bananas from the reduced rack.
Stocked up on cheap flax seeds to use as a cheap egg replacer.
Bought a bunch of turkey bones cheaply.
Got a bunch of hand me down girl clothes for Rose, from two different people.
Frugal Bath and Body
Made a callendula, plantain, and baking soda bath for an eczema like allergic reaction one kid had. It seemed to help.
Gave the boys haircuts with my haircutting machine.
Frugal in the Kitchen
From Scratch Cooking
Made homemade pizza.
Made homemade vegan cheese sauce.
Ground my own flours.
Made homemade cookies.
Made rendered chicken fat and cracklings.
Made homemade apple butter.
Made homemade chocolate cake.
Made shakes for breakfast.
Made koshari- an Egyptian lentil and rice based dish.
Made polenta porridge for breakfast.
Made turkey bone broth, and then deboned it to use the meat in other recipes.
Used deboned turkey to make fried rice and a shepherd's pie type dish.
Made rice and quinoa porridge for breakfast one day, then the next day revamped it, adding green buckwheat, and making it into porridge.
Turned leftover koshari sauce into shakshouka.
Turned leftover shakshouka sauce into tomato sauce for pizza.
Turned leftover rice pilaf into fried rice.
Revamped leftover rice into rice pudding.
What did you do to save money this past week?