When it comes to saving money, we usually focus on the bigger things like gardening, eating less meat, shopping at the no-frills store, using coupons, etc, etc, etc. You know the drill, and probably practice most of those already. But don't forget about the little things that might only save you a bit here and there, because they do add up!
The other day, I was at my favorite thrift store and I came across an oil spritzer from Williams Sonoma for a quarter. It's one of those that you fill halfway with olive (or other) oil and then pump the lid and it sprays out. I couldn't resist buying it because it's in mint condition and the price was a steal! I've already used it several times instead of my standard generic no-stick spray.
It may not seem like much, but when each can of no-stick spray is $1.29, and the large bottle of oil is $2.29, I will save a lot of pennies over time. And when I combine that little change with others that I make every day, it really is a decent savings! Every small amount you save adds up over time, and eventually you will have your grocery bills down to a level of which you will be very proud. Reminds me of an old commercial jingle....."Little things....mean a lot."
On a complete side note, I have had the most wonderful evening! I finally got back in touch with a friend I have not talked to for FAR too many years (and became re-introduced to my Godson, who is now a shocking nineteen!). We had a wonderful conversation that I hope leads to many more, and I also hope we can rediscover the close friendship we once had. Shortly after we hung up, I received an email from my daughter's first grade teacher last year. I had written her with a classroom idea I had. Not only did she love the idea, but she told me that I was thinking like a teacher. I consider that a heck of a compliment!! It's been a great night and I can't stop smiling!!!!! Hope yours has been great, as well!!
Advice to my younger self…
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