My first savings was on grocery shopping. I did not purchase any groceries this past week and only spent $25 the week before. I am making a real effort to use the food we have on hand rather than buying more. This gives me a surplus of money in my grocery budget to shop sale items and stock up.
I like to read in bed at night before going to sleep. I had been using a battery operated light. My issue was that this light loved batteries. It refused to work with rechargeable batteries though. Last week W found a corded swivel lamp in the trash. He put in a light bulb and plugged it up. To our surprise it worked perfectly. I have no idea why anyone would have thrown it away. Now I have a lovely reading lamp without wasting money on disposable batteries.
I cleaned out my closet last month and had started shopping on eBay for some clothing (mainly tops) to replace the ones I had donated/thrown away. My cousin, who is very close to my size, stopped by this past week with a bag of clothes from her closet. She spends more money on clothing than I do and likes to refresh her closet every so often. I was able to wear about 90% of what she gave me. It is a nice mixture of short sleeved and long sleeved tops. My closet is more than restocked with no money out of pocket. That was a true blessing.
I broke my left little toe on Good Friday. W insisted that I go to the doctor since it was sticking out like a thumb. I had broken it where it connects to my foot so the doctor ordered me on crutches for a week or so. We have a "family" pair of crutches that were purchased at a yard sale for $2. They get passed around to whomever needs them.
That hits the high points. I am planning to get back into the habit of posting my savings each week.