Frugal Confessions Friday – Frugal Living

by on May 18, 2012 · 6 comments

Hello Frugal Confessions Readers!

Here is my frugal confession of the week:

I’ve written in the last few weeks about my repeated bouts of respiratory sickness this year. While I have started taking food-based vitamins and exercising (now that I can breathe again!), I want to continue seeking out any possible issues in my environment that could be causing a problem. We moved into our home in September 2009, and have no idea when the ductwork was last cleaned and treated for mold. I am highly allergic to mold (or at least to Penicillen, which turns me into a swollen purple monster!). So, we have decided that it is very important for us to clean our ductwork.

Paul spent a few hours searching around for pricing and the prognosis was expensive (like $300-$500, yikes!). And then, just last week, a group-buying deal came showed up in my inbox. Ductwork/vent cleaning and sanitizing for $99. I kid you not–score! I bought it without hesitation and look forward to scheduling the appointment as quickly as possible.

What is your confession of the week? I’d love to hear it!

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My husband and I found out we are expecting our first child on Thanksgiving and since then meals out have gotten ALOT cheaper on my side. A big expense for me was wine or a cocktail at dinner….now its just water. Plus I have no appetite right now, so I am ordering less and making leftovers last for 2 more meals.
I am hoping to use tips I have gained on PF blogs when it comes time to shop for the baby too.


Emily Woodhouse

I’m allergic to rashes. So it takes always to ensure that all parts of the house, especially couches & beds are well vacuumed. I’m lucky that I got a hubby who takes special care of that. Glad to see that there you got a cheap servicing offer. want to know detail about it.

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I really hope that you find the root of the problem with the checks and that the $99 spend works out well for you :). I don’t know if I have an out of the ordinary confession this week! I guess I walked 7km to my running club to save $3.60 and then had trouble keeping up in the run as my legs already has 7km in them!
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I read this morning’s article in the Chron. I am concerned that I purchased the same deal – I definitely do not want to have the same experience.

Please tell me, was this the deal you purchased? Air Duct USA via Living Social?




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