I won’t have an ice maker, so there won’t be water going to that to keep it filled. I will go back to the old style ice trays. I don’t use a whole lot of ice anyway.
I never used the dishwasher here, so doubt I will there. I found that the few times I used it here, it ran for something like two hours. No matter what setting you put it on. That’s way too much usage of electricity and water.
I’m planning on cooking more. Eating better. I’ll still do my alternating baked potatoes for supper, because it’s so economical and the dogs love it too. But for lunches, I’m going to get a crock pot and start cooking meals in that. I have a whole Pinterest board on crock pot recipes. So I’m going to put them to use. No sense in heating up a home by turning on the oven in summer.
The floors will be laminate, so they should be easy and economical to clean.
I won’t have a yard to mow or repairs to make, so that will shave off some of what I have to spend.
Since I won’t have to pay to have my yard mowed, I plan to treat myself to pretty container gardens on the back patio, which is bigger than your typical patio space and fenced in. I already have big pots I can use.
I will put at least one chair, and probably a table out there, and decorate it like an outdoor room. I’ll just have to see what I can fit in that space.That will be fun. So I’ll treat myself to some pretty plants and annuals so I can look out the patio doors and see my “garden.”
I’ll put my bird houses on the fence and decorate that up. That will be fun and is what I’m really looking forward to.
I’m going to take plants and cuttings from here once things start coming up. Every day I go out there and look for something green, but still just have winter brown.
I can already see that I’m probably going to have to drive farther to the things I have to do and can’t do online. So I will have to budget for that. Might have to spend a little more than my typical $20 a month on gas. Hope not though.
This place, being 725 square feet, is 285 square feet smaller than this house. We’ll see if that affects my utilities much.
What is your latest ideas to save on things you must have, or want to treat yourself to come spring?