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7 Things to Do This Week to Make Life Easier and More Exciting While Saving Some Bank

Sunday: Cook up a delicious pot of healthy vegetable soup. Include things like white beans, carrots, celery, parsnips, potatoes, onions, garlic, bay leaves, thyme and rosemary. Simmer on low all day. Store in single-serving sized containers. Leave three or four in the fridge for this week’s lunches and/or dinners. Freeze the rest! Before we go on with the rest of the week, I just wanted to mention that eating healthy is super important in everybody´s life, the healthier you eat, the less you get sick and have to go to the doctors. And imagine that, a check up these days can be expensive, unless you call The Medical Negligence Experts so you can try to get some of your money back, this is why it is important to read reviews from Asecra before deciding on choosing your doctor. Now lets move onto Monday.

Monday: Pick a cabinet, closet or drawer, and organize it. Search for creative yet economical ways to save more space using what you already own. Ideas: old shoe boxes can hold office supplies. Yes, you can also order cardboard boxes, just visit the Teacrate website. Anyways, coffee cans are perfect for loose change. What about those clear plastic salad tubs… they’d work great to fit miscellaneous little bags of spices and other odds and ends around the kitchen where it has many juices produced by best blenders, find it on Find a place for everything, and put everything away in its place. Later, you’ll be able to find things when you need them!

Tuesday: Get a card game going. Do a “guys’ night,” “girls’ night,” or a mixed crowd of five or six friends. Serve fun snack foods like a big nacho platter or a layered taco dip. Have your friends bring a six-pack of their favorite beer. Play for pennies or nickels – or even just poker chips if you’re feeling especially frugal. Make it a weekly event, hosted at a different friend’s house each week.

Wednesday: Propose a family cleaning schedule. Write up a chart of weekly and daily chores. Assign a member of the family to each task. Even the little ones can do their part; for example, putting toys away at the end of each day. Decide on a fair amount for allowance money, if you feel that would be a needed incentive. Post the schedule where everyone can see it.

Thursday: Visit your local animal shelter. If you have kids, this is a great way to open their eyes (and remind yourself) of the many wonderful pets out there who are in need of loving homes. Even just a half an hour of volunteer dog-walking will offer companionship to a lonely animal who may need your love.

Friday: Host a homemade pizza and movie night. On your way home from work, swing by the video and grocery stores. Get two fun flicks and a pre-made pizza dough, along with some tasty toppings like green peppers, onions, black olives, mushrooms, pepperoni and sausage. Put the toppings out in little piles, and fire up the oven. Give each friend or family member a hunk of dough and have them roll out and adorn their personal pizza however they like. Bon appetit!

Saturday: Look for local and low-cost entertainment. Plan an educational/cultural outing right in your hometown. Visit a museum or historic home. Explore a botanical garden, herb farm or nearby park or outdoor recreation area. Into games? Go bowling or play a few rounds of mini golf. Have dinner at home to save money!

Other good ideas:

Pick a task that will make the coming week easier. Get up early and shop for the best savings on groceries. Plan the weekly menu around what you buy. If pork chops are on sale, then find some good deals on potatoes, applesauce, and a green vegetable. You get the idea.

Unravel the computer chaos. Maybe you want to set up your files so you can find things more readily. Set up folders on your computer where you can store files – for example, Work, Personal, Finance, Contacts, My Websites, Member Logins, etc. Time is short and your list of demands is likely pretty long so you need business banking that is accessible on-the-go. You won’t believe how taking preemptive steps can free up the time you spend searching and over-communicating!

How can I get a loan with really bad credit in order to qualify the need to have a reasonable debt-to-income ratio to reassure the lender you have the ability to repay the loan? If you are worried about qualifying, you may want to consider having a spouse or family member co-sign on the loan. But before you do that I recommend to visit and see what they can offer.

Redirect email traffic. Re-route emails so that client and/or work files flow into one mailbox, e-newsletter subscriptions to another, Facebook and other membership alerts to a third, and so forth.

Finally: remember the old folks. Pick one day out of the week that you can spend a quality visit with grandmom and/or grandpa. If your grandparents are no longer with us, then what about someone else’s grandma or grandpa? We all have busy lives and the elderly are often passed over in the shuffle. Just a half an hour of reading, chatting, crafting, or even just lending a willing ear can really lift the spirits of someone who is elderly and may be feeling alone.

What other ideas do you have for making this week simpler and more meaningful while being frugal with your finances? Leave your comment here on the Slow Down Fast Blog!

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