My husband is one of the many unlucky ones affected by the govermnet furloughs to begin as early March. Needless to say we are really cracking down on how we spend our money.
Other ways we are trying to save :
canceled Netflix and most probably cable (this one is really tough on the hubby as he likes his weekend tv shows)
I let my Victoria and Mary Jane's Farm Magazine subscribtions run out
We expanded our garden and will be planting green beans, tomatoes, squash, and cantalope this Summer. Husband is hoping to harvest enough to can.
I plan to make another big batch of laundry detergent this weekend to last us several months
I've started a menu planner folder where I also keep coupons ~ I have to admit coupons drive me crazy. Especially the ones where I have to buy 2 of something. We are going to get our pantry as full as possible, so maybe that won't be a bad thing. Oh yeah, and diapers are crazy expensive!!
Now, just because we have to tighten our belts, doesn't mean I'll be cutting down on making life pretty at our cottage. There are lots of way to make life beautiful without costing a lot.
For intsance ~
I'm also planting a flower garden (using the seeds I harvested from last year's garden) so I'll have simple bouquets
I'll be using this pretty graphic for a label to wrap my soap (lovely looking soap makes me feel like I'm using something luxurious even if it's just the pink Dove!)
.Making time for tea in the afternoon ~ just tea and cinnammon toast can be enough ~ and of course using a pretty cup!
Finishing up some (forgotten) sewing and cross~stitch projects to add beauty to everyday useful items
I'm planting a window box full of herbs ~ lavender, thyme, rosemary, mint and sage. Hopefully I'll have some to dry for sachets and tea