Saving money doesn’t have to be directly linked to your bank account. It could be finding ways to save around the house or creating something you usually buy from the store. If you’ve got some extra time this weekend, how about getting busy with these projects to help you save?
Idea #1: Time To Make Stock
And we meant the ones in the kitchen! From soups to casseroles, stock is the holy grail behind these dishes. While they’re pretty easy to make and can last quite long, it does take a little bit of planning. Gather all the vegetables that are laying around (and we mean everything!) and put them in a bag in the freezer. Similarly, save the bones, cartilage and scrap bits of meat from any meat that you cook and put them in another bag in the freezer.
Once you’ve filled up both bags, you’re ready to make stock! Pour all of those scraps into a pot (either together or separately is fine) and fill it up with water, some salt and pepper. Keep simmering them on low all day long in a pot with a lid for about 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do this in a large slow cooker on low to safely leave it overnight. Once you’re done, strain the liquid and dispose of the mush! You can either store the liquid in the fridge or keep it frozen for later use in the freezer.
Idea #2: Make A ‘Refill’ List
Use this weekend to take note of the things you consistently use up and need to replenish. Make a list of about 50 things so that the next time you’re doing a grocery run and you notice these items are on sale, it’s time for a mega refill. Most bulk buys are cheaper in the long run and you won’t have to keep heading to the store to get them – saving you time and money!
Idea #3: Repurpose An Old Clothing
With the holiday season just around the corner, you might want to rethink your fashion choices. Instead of buying a new outfit for all these parties, how about you repurpose your old ones? From turning old shirts into a new tote bag to creating a new dress for your little ones, Lifehack shares 27 great ideas on how to repurpose your old clothes here.
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