Saturday, January 19, 2013

My Kitchen is Coming Together!!!!

Since I am doing everything on a budget of next to nothing, I thought I would share the items I have managed to bargain hunt up for our kitchen. Everyone knows that the sink, faucet, stove, fridge, and garbage disposal are the big ticket items that will nickel and dime you to death in your kitchen. I have put HOURS into considering how to go about getting these items at the best price, researched all my local big box stores, and surfed Ebay.

First up on our list is our cook top. I decided that I really didn't need an oven per se, as I plan to have a solar oven, BBQ grill, and outdoor kitchen. I chose to get a propane cook top in black. I got this baby on Ebay for $40 plus shipping! My local RV place wanted over $120 for this same item.

More to Add to Washing

I forgot two important tools that all homesteads should have. One is a glass washboard and the other is a restaurant/commercial salad spinner. Yup, a salad spinner. Let me explain the purpose of each:

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Doing the Wash Off-The-Grid

As I have stated in prior posts, I have no intention of lessening my quality of life when we move to the new homestead. I will change many of the ways I do things, but the quality of the end product will not be reduced and the method will not be torture.  A ton of folks complain about laundry, which astounds me because, really, the machines do all the work. I just add soap and fold. The machines do the rest. On my new homestead we intend to be off the grid as much as possible. This means my homestead will be people powered, solar powered, or wind powered as much as possible. While I will have a washing machine and a dryer, I intend to only use them when absolutely necessary so that I don’t have to rely on a petrol based generator to do wash.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Thank You, Mr. Postman

Like it? I bought it on Ebay from GlobalFaucets.
Today the postman brought us two items I ordered off of Ebay. The first is the cook top which will run off propane I showed in a prior post and this one shown below. I got a great deal on it on Ebay, super savings over our local RV supplier, which is a whole other story.