I'll be making less money so I'm thinking of ways to stretch our money farther.
This is how I think about it: If I can do the work instead of paying someone then I'm making money at home. Does that make sense? It's like paying myself to work instead of paying someone else to do the work for me. For instance, if I wash my own car instead of paying someone then I see it as earning $7.00.
1. I spend approx. $10 a month on canned dog food. I made homemade dog food a month ago and it was a big success. My dog really liked it. We mix it in with the dry dog food. I've been saving scraps of meat and other food scraps to make the next batch which I did this week. Here is the list of items I saved or had on hand:
- Scraps of meat (grissle, skin, leftovers,etc.)
- leftover macaroni and cheese (grandkiddos)
- 2 cups of rice
- chicken and beef boullion
- Squash (wilted)
- Leftover veggies in the fridge
2. We've cut back on carbs the past few months but my husband still likes an occasional sandwich. I had a lot of whole wheat and bread flour on hand so I made 2 loaves of bread. I have 3 bread makers (yes 3) which helps speed up the baking process. I only use the 'dough cycle' and then place the dough in the greased loaf pans, rise again in a warm oven and then bake. I cut the loaves in half and froze them. I made $6.00 from home.
This is just an example of how I make money from home. How about you? How did you make money from home this week?