Friday, April 6, 2007

Tips

I was reading the money-saving tips on Kos by Kath25 that Mark at The Biomes Blog mentioned. I read along, and realized that the trick of putting a brick in the toilet tank was sort of a waste of bricks.

I save jars. One empty Prego sauce jar, washed well, sits in my toilet tank, open side up. It works just as well as a brick, and I did not have to go to any effort to find it.

With an ice chipper or a blender, I whip frozen coffee cubes into slush, and add Splenda and milk for a drink that Starbucks charges lots of money to serve. I make trail mix from Best Choice granola cereal with raisins, adding dried cranberries, carob chips, and almonds. I make my own fried rice.

I'm on a budget because I've been unemployed most of a year. It is a tight budget, but I'm still managing to get along.

3 comments:

Bryan said...

The Prego jar is not apt to fall over in a minor earthquake and snap off the overflow tube requiring you to spend a weekend flushing with a bucket before you could even contact the landlord to get it fixed.

The landlord isn't responsible if you put the brick in on your own to save water during a major drought.

The joys of San Diego.

Karen McL said...

Ah...a Prudent Survivalist of ever there was one! Good for you!

And a HAPPY EASTER too!

*smile*

Mimus Pauly said...

Looks like I'll finally have to take budgeting seriously, too. Now that I'm on blood pressure medicine, that's $30 a month out of my wallet, and my monthly rent's going up $40 in May -- guess I'll have to spend more time cooking and less time dining out.

I foresee myself working lots of overtime over the next few months...