How to Create a Frugal Family Movie Night

How to Create a Frugal Family Movie Night

We like weekends to be a fun time for our children. It’s the two days they get to spend the most time with us and we make that time count by intentionally planning activities where we are spending time together.

I’m not one to break the bank when planning fun activities for the family. In fact, I try to make it as frugal as possible.

Planning a movie night with your family is really fun and it’s really inexpensive it can be as inexpensive as a dollar or as expensive as you decide to make it just depending on what type of activities you want to incorporate in your movie night.

Our movie night normally consists of one or more movies, a few snacks snacks and a meal. The budget for this is usually around $30 for a family of five.

Here’s how my cost is broken down for a typical frugal family movie night.

TOTAL COST: $27 + tax

Redbox: Kid friendly movie $1

Walmart: Food

  • Hugs juices $3

  • Potato Chips (2pks)$5

  • Cookies (3 pks) $3

  • Candy (2 pks) $7

  • Donuts $3

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Dollar Tree: Supplies

  • Ice bucket

  • Table cloth

  • Napkins

  • Snack Trays (2)

  • Plastic Plates

  • Popcorn

You could just as easily pull out some serving trays and dishes you already own. Don’t feel like you have to go out and buy extra stuff.

Your frugal family movie night should start in your own kitchen cabinets.

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By using what you have on hand you will reduce your cost of your movie night.

Once we have all the snacks and the movies we just set up a table or like a serving area where everyone can go and grab snacks throughout the movie.

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This is especially fun we have multiple movies because you can set out several snacks and everyone can graze while the movies play.

In total we spent $27 to create a frugal family movie night. It was way cheaper than a night at the movies and a lot of fun putting it together.

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What would you say is your biggest challenge in keeping your home neat and tidy?

How to Organize Dresser Drawers Super Cheap

In an effort to distract myself until I can find a paint color suitable for my thrifted master bedroom dresser I have been working on other dresser related projects.

How to Organize Dresser Drawers Super Cheap

Two of the brass drawer handles needed replacing so I replaced them with these pretty glass knobs.

Replacing the knobs led to organizing my drawers, which led to me giving you a peek at how I organize my drawer.

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My Method

The first thing did was empty the drawers and line them with contact paper.

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I use contact paper to dress up all kinds of everyday household items such as this, this, this, this and this.

I lined my husbands drawer with a neutral design and mine with something colorful.

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The paper in my husbands drawer is one we found at Walmart and the other I picked up at the Dollar Tree.

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Before putting the clothes back in the drawers I wanted to add some sort of dividers but didn’t want to run to the store for anything.

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I needed a quick fix so I grabbed some sturdy cardboard and cut strips the length of my drawers.

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I find that my undergarment drawer is the quickest to become disorganized so these dividers should help.

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I may dress them up with contact paper later on but for now they are keeping everything in neat rows.

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Do you ever feel like you have to buy the latest organizing thing-a-ma-jigs after reading a super-cute-oh-so-perfect organizing blog?

I hope today’s post inspired you to think outside of the box and find a frugal way to achieve your organization goals.

 

 

 

How Do I Organize My Home Office Files? (Vlog Part 2)

Today I’m sharing video two in the series, “How Do I Organize My Home Office Files?” and next Friday I’ll share the final video.

If you’re just stumbling upon this series, you’ll want to go back and watch part one first.

Getting my desk as well as many area of my home organized is an on going project that I am constantly tweaking as time goes on and our family changes.

Right now my office has one central location that allows me to manage my sites and my family and my home.

I often use magazine folders to keep the things organized. Today I’ll show you how I use them to organize my Bible study material.

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How To Fill a Drawer Hole with Wood Filler

We are kind of all over the place with home improvement projects but we’ve been primarily focusing on our master bedroom and bathroom since it’s gotten too hot to work on the yard.

How to Fill a Drawer Hole with Wood Filler

One project I’m specifically working on this is redesigning a thrifted dresser I bought off craigslist.

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My plan is to paint it an entirely different color. To begin the transformation I removed all of the hardware and spray painted it gold.

One of the drawer pulls was broken and needed to be replaced.

The existing holes are larger than I need for the new drawer pulls so  I’m filling them with wood filler and will drill new holes.

My Process for Filling Drawer Holes with Wood Filler

1. First clean the area where the hole is if any dust or debris.

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2. Next grab your preferred wood filler. I use FIX professional interior exterior wood filler in the color natural.

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3. For this next step you can use a butter knife or your hand to fill in the holes with wood filler. I prefer using a butter knife but usually end up using my fingers to make tiny pieces of wood filler to stuff in the hole for a more precise fit… but that’s just me.

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FYI: wood filler dries quickly and as it dries on your finger tips it will feel like dry Krazy glue so I suggest washing your hands immediately after applying if you decide to use your fingers.

4. Now you want to remove any excess filler from around the area. I just scrape off any excess using my butter knife and then wipe around the hole with mineral spirits or a cleaning rag and cleaning spray.

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5. Let it dry, sand and stain if needed.

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Since my holes won’t be visible, I skipped the sanding and staining.

5 Ways to Add Gold Accents to Your Home Decor

I have been taking on a lot of large and small projects around here this year and today I’m sharing the details on how I’ve been adding gold accents to my home.

5 Ways to Add Gold Accents to Your Home Decor

In fact, I’m sharing 5 Ways to Add Gold Accents to Your Home Decor over on my other site Aprons and Stilletos. I hope you’ll hop on over to take a peek at some of the changes going on with my master bedroom update.

How Do I Organize My Home Office Files? (Vlog Part 1)

Over the next few Friday’s, I’m sharing three videos on “How Do I Organize My Home Office Files?”

Getting my desk as well as many area of my home organized is an on going project that I am constantly tweaking as time goes on and our family changes.

Right now my office has one central location that allows me to manage my sites and my family and my home.

I often use magazine folders to keep the things organized. Today I’ll show you how I use them to organize our home improvement projects and ideas.

 

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