Lazy Budget Chef: August 2019

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Five Frugal Things – Quick and Easy Ways to Save Money with Cheap and Easy Home Maintenance

When we bought our house, the salesperson suggested we change the filters in our heating and air conditioning system every month on the first of the month to keep it from working too hard trying and using a ton of expensive energy to suck air though a dirty filter. Doing so also helps extend the life of the unit which saves a lot of money compared to buying a new filter every month.

I don’t have kids in school but I still keep an eye on the Back to School shopping sales because it is a good time to get a deal on office supplies, small appliances (think items you use to cook in a college dorm) for early holiday shopping, and clothing – especially if it involves an end of summer clearance sale.

Of course I will save even more money if I don’t go shopping at all and most of the time I do but it’s also nice to check something off my wish list at a deep discount for some up coming events.

Here are five tips I used to save money this week.


5 quick easy cheap ways to save money every month
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Monday, August 5, 2019

How to Freeze Green Beans

Last weekend my husband and I visited his parents to help them pick and preserve the homegrown bean explosion in their garden.

You can preserve fresh green beans by canning, freezing, and dehydrating. Although I’m not personally a fan of the taste of rehydrating dehydrated green beans (though Lacey is) I didn’t even give dehydrating a thought. I don’t know how to pressure can and since I was there to do this for my mother in law instead of her doing it while I watched and learn  we were all in agreement that freezing is the way to go.


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Besides we were all in agreement that we like the taste of frozen green beans better.