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  1. Thanks! I'm not sure if I'm happy, overwhelmed...

    Thanks!

    I'm not sure if I'm happy, overwhelmed or ? This has been a goal for so long...

    Next: get rid of the excess books. Both easier and harder at the same time!

    HappySTuff: Sorry about...
  2. Partly used paper towels hang around all day til...

    Partly used paper towels hang around all day til they're used up, or tossed in after dinner clean up. Rarely are they not completely used. We use paper towels to mop up all oils/fats off dishes, pots...
  3. I will finally be out of our storage unit this...

    I will finally be out of our storage unit this month! I closed my store 16+ YEARS ago and had storage units before that. It has been a l-o-n-g haul!

    NewGig
  4. Thread: January Frugals

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    It looks like we scored the stovetop I've been...

    It looks like we scored the stovetop I've been craving for years on CL, for 10% of its new cost. If/when it happens and we get to install it, I will be PSYCHED!
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    Try sticking the romaine in a jar with a little...

    Try sticking the romaine in a jar with a little water in the bottom. When I worked in a farm stand, that's how we kept the lettuces in the fridge (only it was a lug). I've had lettuces start to root...
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    Re the price of gas? Look on gasbuddy.com for...

    Re the price of gas? Look on gasbuddy.com for your cheapest local gas station.

    The biggest thing for us is to use less expensive options I think. I made a pizza blank and sauce from frozen...
  7. Thread: Fall Challenge

    by NewGig
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    Close the storage. Deal with the veggies on the...

    Close the storage. Deal with the veggies on the floor of the pantry (overflow). Continue with the stuff purge. Finish the cookbook.
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    We use online payments and checks, as convenient....

    We use online payments and checks, as convenient. Credit union for us, no banks. The local bank changed hands/names about 4 times in 10 years. The credit union has the same name it's had for the past...
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    We've moved some retirement money into things...

    We've moved some retirement money into things which are hopefully better about inflation.

    I've always bought most of my clothes (except underwear and socks) at thrift shops. When DH fully...
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    Almost all the substitutions there we do. Except...

    Almost all the substitutions there we do. Except this one:

    Paper towels/rags and cloths or repurposed newspaper sheets

    I do BOTH.

    Paper towels are used for fat clean out in pots & pans and...
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    Chicken tacos with LO roast chicken, home-made...

    Chicken tacos with LO roast chicken, home-made salsa verde, lettuce and tomatoes from the share. And cheese. Possibly also green bean salad or something, havenít decided.

    Salsa is made, chicken is...
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    We’ve always recycled. When we lived in a desert...

    We’ve always recycled. When we lived in a desert town, the only place to do it was on the local military post, so we hauled it out there. In college we donated our bottles to the glass blowing class...
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    We bought the fridge we wanted by looking at...

    We bought the fridge we wanted by looking at every appliance dealer within about an hour of here. We ended up buying a floor sample, because it was the only copy of the fridge we wanted that we could...
  14. Thread: October Frugals

    by NewGig
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    Bought some stuff at the last auction that...

    Bought some stuff at the last auction that included our outgoing furniture & stuff: a small spring scale, a drawer full of kitchen tools ($3, it has 3 pieces I want), rakes and a dethatching tool....
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    Unexpectedly Unavailable?

    I went looking for vinegar to clean our coffee maker yesterday. The market had 0 gallons of vinegar, of any type. Also NO white vinegar at all. I settled for 3 small bottles of house brand cider...
  16. Thread: September Purge

    by NewGig
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    Jame, thanks for the info! I wish they were here,...

    Jame, thanks for the info! I wish they were here, but they aren't yet. I did let a few neighbors know about them, so maybe we can change that...
  17. I decided that what I wanted to keep was the...

    I decided that what I wanted to keep was the quantity I wanted as an immediate store, and one back. That was the minimum where I felt I had "enough."

    So, if you're comfortable with 6 screws of...
  18. Thread: September Purge

    by NewGig
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    Took a box of books to the auction house...

    Took a box of books to the auction house yesterday then worked in the storage. Sorted 5 boxes out for the bookstore fellow to look at in October and culled 2. Donated the 2 boxes to the local...
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    I've decided that I just have to menu plan if we...

    I've decided that I just have to menu plan if we aren't going to run out of some things before winter is over and have too much of others. The stewed tomatoes go really quick. I froze 17 quarts of...
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    Do they sell "leg quarters"? Leg quarters =...

    Do they sell "leg quarters"? Leg quarters = drumstick +thighs.
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    I have chronic PTSD and I'm glad I can say that...

    I have chronic PTSD and I'm glad I can say that both my parents and my spouse's parents were much older than most of our contemporaries. That means that DH's Mom, the last surviving parent, died...
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    I know of an author whose companion/caretaker...

    I know of an author whose companion/caretaker "acquired" the rights to all her books, a healthy backstock of industry standards, reprinted again and again. This person died and the property was...
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    Catherine, I absolutely get that, being in New...

    Catherine, I absolutely get that, being in New England. When we were heating with wood only, it was 4 cords... We finally got the 2 cords I bought the day after DH broke his leg under cover (2019)....
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    I was all set to buy more TP, thought I must have...

    I was all set to buy more TP, thought I must have given away more than I thought... found a carton I'd packed because I didn't have room in the supply closet, unless I didn't want to store anything...
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    Thanks Catherine!

    Thanks Catherine!
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