Frugal Challenge Series 2020 (Week 7)

By | June 1, 2019

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A very warm welcome to Week 7 of the Frugal Challenge Series. If you’re new to this frugal challenge series, readers have been having some fun from doing a little frugal challenge each week and learning how to save well.

white piggy bank

Over time, these little frugal exercises will train and motivate you to develop good frugal habits the natural way.

If you’ve missed my earlier challenges, click on them below. They’ll help you form lasting frugal habits to achieve financial freedom sooner than you think.

Week 1 of the Frugal Challenge Series

Week 2 of the Frugal Challenge Series

Week 3 of the Frugal Challenge Series

Week 4 of the Frugal Challenge Series

Week 5 of the Frugal Challenge Series

Week 6 of the Frugal Challenge Series

Is this Frugal Challenge Series for you?

Yes, if you’re serious about starting a frugal lifestyle, but don’t know how beyond reading tons of posts.

Absolutely, if you want an easy step-by-step guide to frugal living.

Yep, if you want to integrate frugal living habits into your daily life.

Frugal Misconception

Lots of people equate frugal living with hardship and pain.

But this is totally untrue.

You can still live comfortably while being frugal.

My family has been living a frugal lifestyle for many years. At no time did we feel that life is hard. I’ve only recently tracked our savings. Despite a modest income, we saved more than $40,000 in 2 years.

These frugal challenges will only take up a few minutes of your time, but the frugal habits you develop will stay with you for life.

Ready to make great savings?

Frugal Challenge Week 7

In this Week 7 of the Frugal Series Challenge, we’re going to do a ‘Salvage the Freezer’ Challenge.

For this exercise, I’m going with freezer because lots of folks have tons of uneaten food lying forgotten in their freezers.

If you’re looking for ways to reduce food waste, don’t forget to get my 20 Super Easy Ways to Reduce Food Wastage and Save More Money.

Step 1: Empty your freezer of all things as items located at the deeper end and at the sides are usually overlooked.

Do not rummage through your items as you’re more likely to miss certain things.

Step 2 : Check for expiry dates if any.

Step 3 : Select those items that are closest to their expiry dates and thaw them safely in the non-freezer compartment of the fridge.

Step 4: If you’re using a chest freezer, the older food items should be at the top.

Using a fridge freezer? Place your older food items nearer the front.

Our Own Lesson

Ok, I admit it. ( Sheepish grin )

We didn’t arrange our own freezer in this way till recently.

We thought we’d run out of vegetables when Mr MMT had a really good rummaging session with our freezer and salvaged half a pack of frozen vegetables.

Look at our picture below. Our salvaged pack of frozen veges.


frozen vege

Know what so satisfying about this?

You save money on food and you’re minimizing waste at the same time. What a win-win situation.

Now isn’t it great you’re helping our environment too?

Now it’s your turn.

Wrap Up

As you can see, living a frugal life can so super satisfying.

Not only do you get to save money, you’re saving the environment too. This is one of the most beautiful gifts you can ever give your children.

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