Top 6 Household Items that Save me Money

Friday, November 13, 2020 AnnMarie Brown 0 Comments

Dear Diary, 

It has been a very emotional week. I had a good cry on Wednesday. My middle daughter has been sick for a long time now. Since March 2020 with what is currently wrong. Without getting into it too much since it is her story to tell she is getting tired of being sick and frankly so am I. I try to be strong for her as she goes through treatments and medication changes but we both know she is running out of options and this last medication isn't a good fit for her. She is having horrible side effects.


During weeks like this week, I am grateful for things that make my life easier in the house. When I seem to be on autopilot I like to make cooking easier but at the same time have delicious meals for my family. Over the years there are household items I have purchased that save me money and time both. They have given me far more in return than what I paid for them. Some of the items are

Kitchen Aid Mixer - I make bread, muffins as well as pasta all with the help of my kitchen aid mixer. It is also great to use for shredding chicken.

Instant Pot - I have had mine for about 5 years now and I just love how quick I can make a meal. I love it so much that I have both a 6qt and a 3qt. I will say that my Instant Pot makes the best cheesecake. 

Lunch Containers - I have saved hundreds of dollars over the years packing my husband's lunch. We also use the containers for day trips or if I will be running errands over the lunch hour in a different city where I might be tempted to stop for lunch.

Dawn dish soap - you heard me right. This is the only dish soap I will be. I use to fill up my foam dish soap container in my kitchen as well as for any stains on clothing. It truly has many uses.

Dryer Balls - I have been using these for years now and I love how soft my laundry turns out with these. They also contribute to a shorter drying time. and that saves hydro. 

Air Fryer - This air fryer has been a game-changer for us. My husband loves french fries and since he has heart problems it is not really a good option for him at a traditional food establishment. So I purchased an air fryer so that he could continue to have his same comfort food but without the grease. Since purchasing it I have been using it at least a few times a week for our meals. I had no clue how much you could make in them.

Wishing everyone a lovely weekend.

Until next time, 

Annie