How Much Money Our Freezer Has Saved Us In a Year

How Much Money Our Freezer Has Saved Us in a Year | Ordered and Organized

I mentioned last week that we bought a new freezer on September 22nd.  Home Depot had 6.9 cu. ft. Magic Chef chest freezers on sale for $168.  With our 10% military discount, it cost us just $159.21.

How Much Money Our Freezer Has Saved Us in a Year | Ordered and Organized
These freezers have been on sale for a few weeks at Home Depot. What a deal!

My goal is to save the cost of the freezer–$159.21–in a year, using that freezer to buy certain items on sale and freeze them rather than buying them at typical prices.  And for your benefit and my own, I’m documenting my progress on that goal here on the blog.

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Ways to Save Money While Spending

Ways to Save Money While Spending | Ordered and Organized

Disclaimer:  I’ve recommended some rebates programs below.  I can’t promise you won’t have any bad experiences with these, but I haven’t–so far.  Your mileage may vary! 

Spendy.  In our household, this weekend was definitely a spendy one.  (I had never even heard of that word until I met my husband, who used it frequently when we were dating.  But I digress)  But I did save money in a few ways while we were spending.  Read on for more details and tips.

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100 Ways to Save Money: Join Ebates

100 Ways to Save Money: Join Ebates | Ordered and Organized
Last updated: May 25, 2018 at 0:08 am

 

I’m currently posting (relatively!) easy tips to help you save money .  Because your life can never be truly organized until your finances are in order.  

I’m sure you’ve seen the Ebates commercials on television.  A lot of people are skeptical and suspect that Ebates is a scam or a data-mining site.  Maybe you are one of those people.  I personally have had nothing but good experiences with Ebates, and I recommend it as a way to earn back some of the money spent on online purchases.

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100 Ways to Save Money: Read Your Meters

100 Ways to Save Money: Read Your Meters | Ordered and Organized
Last updated: May 25, 2018 at 0:09 am

 

I’m working on posting (relatively!) easy tips to help you save money this year.  Because if you’ve ever had a disorganized financial life, you know that your life can never be organized until your finances or in order.  

I haven’t mentioned it here yet, but a few days after my family moved into our new home last month, my grandmother died.  Although she was quite a bit younger than my grandfather, she outlived him by just 18 months.  I know that she missed him, and I hope that they are reunited now.

My grandparents were a lot alike.  When I was a child, my dad used to joke that they were both so cheap, they could stretch a dollar until it screamed.  When I became a young adult, my dad commented frequently that I followed closely in their footsteps.  He wasn’t wrong.  And my grandparents were proud of my frugality.  In fact, I’m certain that my grandfather was never more proud of me than when he learned I’d just started monitoring the electricity and water meters at the apartment I shared with my husband.  He was proud that I was working to be thrifty.  And his encouragement kept me documenting those numbers and using my cell phone to document those readings in picture form on a daily basis.  Seven years later, and I have consistently monitored our energy usage, from a one-bedroom apartment to a two-bedroom apartment to a small house and then to a bigger one.

Until recently anyway.

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