So, a few blogs that I love to read post about five frugal things they have done in the week and I thought I would like to try it too.
My phone case was so scruffy looking and I wanted a new one but I decided to refashion my old one because even though it’s broken in a few places, it is still doing the job. I’m really pleased with it.
I recently bought some tomato plants and I already have my herbs from last year. To water them, I use the cold water that comes out of the shower whilst I’m waiting for it to warm up. This water would otherwise be wasted, so it’s environmentally friendly too.
If I have to go somewhere by train, I always try to take the cheapest possible route, even if that means walking to or from a station thats a little bit out of the way. I did just that this morning and saved myself ¥62 which isn’t a lot, but it all adds up. Plus, it was good exercise and I got to see this lovely view of Tokyo Tower. (Okay, no, I didn’t take this today. It was too rainy and I just wanted to hurry on to the station).
I ate leftovers. I can’t abide food waste and so leftovers are a common feature for me. I really enjoy them and it just makes lunch that so much quicker, because I am always so busy… I had this with roasted broccoli which wasn’t looking it’s best (including the stalk, of course). The lasagne is the one from the BBC that I mentioned the other day. Really nice and I recommend.
I have joined up for a free trial for one month of Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited. If I lived in England, I’d be going to the library but living in Japan, I don’t really have that luxury for English books. I can buy them and I have done in the past but I don’t like the clutter (I’ve very rarely reread books) and it’s a hassle getting rid of them. So, I just joined Kindle Unlimited yesterday and I’m really enjoying it. I’m already nearly halfway through my first book.
What savvy savings have you made this week?