My plan for today was to work a half day and then come home and do some cleaning but things didn't go to plan and although I could have left but there was thing to be done so I stayed. This seems to be happening more frequently these days, so I went and had a coffee in the staff room. whilst drinking my coffee I received a message from my eldest son asking if I could talk, there were several other people in the staff room so I replied what's up, in case something was wrong, he told me he had received his university results for the first term. He hadn't told me he was getting the results today and I was a little concerned because he had only sent his twelve essays in eleven minutes before they were due and he had repeatedly told me he didn't think he had done very well. Well he rang and told me he got a first. I am so proud of him.
We had the water company come in at school today to talk to the children, he was explaining the ways that people can save money on their water bills and it made me realise whilst I am trying to save money on food and what we spend I really haven't looked at the ways we could save money on things like water or electricity.
This is an area of our spending that I need to look at more closely especially as our monthly bill has just increased by about £6.00 per month. The ways that I can definitely save money without really trying is to:-
- Make sure the dishwasher is full before its turned on
- The same with the washing machine
- Make the children turn the tap off when they brush their teeth
- Use the bathwater to flush the toilet after the children bath
- Get water butt and use rain water to water the garden or clean dirty boots
On a personal note I walked six and a half miles today and we have stuck to our food menu.
We have also had a no spend day. Yippee!
Have a good day, take care!