In real life, main street, kitchen table terms it means that we are all gonna feel a squeeze. Some of us more than others. At our own breakfast table this morning we started trouble shooting ways to cope with the increasing prices.
Here is a partial list:
- We will eat less meat. We eat meat two or three times a week. We can cut this down to one or two times a week. And those meat meals can take the form of soups and stews.
- Mark car pools one day a week with a co-worker, maybe they can share another day.
- Because "town" is a lot closer, in our new community, we find that we drive in and out of town several times a day. We will see if we can cut down these trips.
- We will stock up on a few more staples like oils, flour and oats before their prices make a big leap. I will put the flour and the oats in my freezer. It is getting pretty empty in there and this will improve its efficiency.
- We will fill a gas can or two for our chainsaw. We don't pay for heating oil but our form of heating is still dependent of fossil fuels.
- I am going to follow Wendy's blog as she documents the next 21 days. Oh and I will pre-order her book too;)
- We will review things we can do to increase the gas mileage of our car.
- We can save some money on groceries by making our own cheese from local milk.
- It is time to start the Independence Days Challenge again!
I would also like to ask again if anyone could advise me on creating a button for the Plant-A-Row Challenge. I will have all participants listed by the end of the week. However, it is never too late to join the challenge!
So do you have any other tips to share?