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Old 12-08-2004, 11:38 AM
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2005- What's Your Frugal New Year's Resolution?

Here's a new thread for us to put our New Years Resolution. What area are you going to try harder to be more frugal in?

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Old 12-08-2004, 11:40 AM
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Grocery Shopping

I am going to try really hard to stay more focused on my groceries with a better list so I'm not wandering back and forth through the store and picking up compulsive items.

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Old 12-10-2004, 12:52 PM
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My goal is to shop locally. I mean two things by that. Shop close to home, so I am not driving all over town, and also shop from local stores as much as possible, versus the megachains. I realize that may not work all the time, but my goal this year is to THINK about it before I buy.

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Old 01-01-2005, 11:01 AM
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I am going to be more careful about my "pantry habits" this year. Last year I had to throw some food out from my pantry because it had been in there too long. So I need to be better about not buying what we will consume or donate before it expires.

I'm also going to try to be better about wasting less food in general. I have been doing better with this but I still have a ways to go. I am already planning ahead about what I'll do with party leftovers from next week's party! I know that planning ahead will help in using the leftovers wisely.
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Old 01-01-2005, 11:11 AM
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I want to SAVE some money this year so if we want to have extras we have the money for them and also to stop impulse buying i am sooo bad about that its got to stop.
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Old 01-01-2005, 11:12 AM
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That's what my resolution was last year, about the pantry habits. Generally I am doing better. Still some room to grow though... there is this brocolli cheese soup mix from a gift basket from LAST Christmas that I still haven't figured out what to do with a year later.
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Old 01-01-2005, 11:27 AM
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I need to organize my house, so when I need something I can find it. I will try to use what I have, before I buy something. I can't tell you how many red paints I have, because I could not find them when I needed them.

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Old 01-01-2005, 11:29 AM
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Sara, Make the soup ( but not to soup consistency--a little thicker) and mix it with some rice and boneless chicken breasts. Top with shredded cheese and bake. It will make a quick casserole for dinner.

Just an idea.....
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Old 01-01-2005, 11:32 AM
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ajrsmom: That sounds like a good idea. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Old 01-01-2005, 11:33 AM
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ajrsmom,

That sounds wonderful. I may even adapt it for dinner tomorrow.

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