This week’s Thrifty Finds (19-25 March 2018)

 

Thrifty Finds

Hello and welcome to another week of Thrifty Finds. This past week I have:

1. Donated a bag of clothes to school for a fundraiser.

2. Saved £12 off a supermarket shop with a voucher I had.

3. For the first time I made a homemade waffle mix, which turned out really well! We have a sandwich toaster which also has a waffle plate. I hadn’t made waffles before and – for some reason – I thought they would be difficult. In the end I googled a simple recipe and discovered the waffle mix is very much like pancake batter (I don’t know why I didn’t think of that before!). I ended up making a double batch which lasted us two days :

4. A friend lent me the book for our reading group so I don’t need to buy it, or source it from the library.

5. Finally, my proudest achievement of the week: I took part in our annual Community Litter Pick. About 30 volunteers turned up on Saturday morning to help clear the village of rubbish. I went off to the Recreation Ground and spent about 90 minutes clearing the hedges around the football pitch and the skate park. I came across three footballs, one bike and lots and lots of plastic drinks bottles and crisp packets. I created two bags of rubbish. The total for the village was 40 bags of rubbish – 10 more than last year. But maybe this means there were more volunteers and more was cleared, rather than an increase in the rubbish that was produced?

IMG_2202What were your Thrifty Finds? Do you have any ‘thrifty’ plans for Easter?

4 thoughts on “This week’s Thrifty Finds (19-25 March 2018)

  1. That’s an awful lot of litter collected!
    There are a couple of local walks I do that take me past rubbish bins, and I now make a habit of picking up some of the stuff and putting it in the bin as I pass – its a small thing, but working on the premise that litter attracts litter, I hope it helps to reduce it a bit.

  2. I second the comment about amount of litter collected!

    As for thrifty finds, I’m in the process of building shelves out of wood I got through Freegle. I have had to buy wood for the posts and brackets/screws but overall it’s saved me money and repurposed something that would otherwise have gone to the tip 😊.

    Happy Easter, Katherine.

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