Every once in a while they do what is called a Bond Clean. This occurs when people move out of the unit or house and the empty home is cleaned thoroughly before being rented out again or goes up for sale on the real-estate market.
Sometimes when they do these Bond Cleans, tenants have left many good useable items behind. And recently I was on the receiving end of those goods. My neighbours brought home all the food items that were sealed and unused. They kept the items they would use in their Thai cooking but gave me everything the felt they wouldn't use and I was excited to accept such a useful and money saving gift.
All the food will allow me to save on my grocery budget on items that I regularly purchase such as tinned tomatoes, tomato sauce (ketchup) and jam (jelly). The other stuff is a bonus that I will find ways to use up.
|Look At All The Goods I Received!!! Including Dishes, Containers And Gift Boxes.|
I have found people are generous when they know you are open to accepting hand me downs and unwanted items either food or other goods. As I have said in my previous post it's been a challenging week for my family. Acts of kindness and the feeling of community in my block of flats is a wonderful experience that I know is rare indeed.
By the way! I did a babysitting stint over the weekend. I saw an add for babysitting not far from my home for after 8pm. I answered the add and was booked for the job. My daughter usually sleeps by 7pm, so I knew this would not affect my time with her. I babysat for 6 hours and the child slept the whole time. I took a DVD from home and book to entertain myself during the 6 hours. I earned a nice $70 which I have put towards my daughters dance classes. This will pay for nearly 10 classes.
Happy to accept useful gifts and happy to earn a little extra for those out of school activities.
Stephanie @ Frugal Down Under