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8 Great Things that You Can Find at Thrift Stores

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Larger thrift stores like the Salvation Army and Goodwill, often have a little bit of everything in their stores. Only 2 days left. Take a peek.

Choosing Thrift First: Thinking Ahead

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We found summer jammies and shorts at our favorite thrift store a few weeks ago. Are you thinking ahead when you are thrifting?

How to Shop at Thrift Stores for Clothes To Save Money

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If you are looking for a way to save some money or if you are looking for a place to find good deals, you should check out your local thrift.

25 Ways to Find Money for Your Emergency Fund

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Stop Spending, BUT still live well: 1 – Declare a “Needs Only” month. The neighbor kids are doing quite well on my street.

Thrifty Finds: Brand Names, Dirt Cheap

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I stopped by my two favorite thrift stores last week: Salvation Army & Community Aid, a local store. So mom made out well! Thriftin

How to Save Money by Greening your Wardrobe

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Anything you now longer want that is still wearable and in reasonable condition can be donated to thrift stores. Go Frugal Go Green

DIY Gift Idea: Easy Tea Cup Snow Globe

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We were able to find the cup and saucer at our local thrift store for just a quarter each. Take a peek and let’s get crafting! saucer.

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Frugal Fall DIY: Easy Pillowcase Pumpkin

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Not only is it easy (which I love), but it is so inexpensive as well. Frugal Fall DIY: Easy Pillowcase Pumpkin. Easy Pillowcase Pumpkin. Raffia.

5 Easy Budget Categories to Reduce

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Water –  Unless you have a well, you probably pay for your water. All of which I regularly find at the thrift store. Groceries.

5 Fun Crafts to Do with Leaves

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Well they are still super easy and fun. You can find plenty of frames at your local dollar store or thrift store. Stuff a scarecrow.

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Five Home Renovation Savings Tips

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Know what you want to do and plan it out well ahead of time.  Thrift shops. Here are a few tips on saving money while doing renovations.

Apply Minimalist Principles to Your Life, and Reap the Financial Benefits

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Automatic savings and investments, as well as automatic withdrawals, can help you stay on top of your finances without too much trouble.

In which I give Secondsies a try (and pretend to be a fashion blogger. Sort of.)

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Well, it’s a little like Stitch Fix-meets-thrifting.  Secondsies is a new company that goes thrift shopping for you.

Basic Home Decorating Tips That Will Make Your Home Look Great

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Many people overlook the power of using textures in a home to add points of interest as well as space and a homey feel. Texturize.

7 Ways to Reduce Household Waste

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meal plan can be one of the best ways to avoid last-minute takeout runs, as well as ensure that you have a way to use the food you buy. 2.

How To Haggle For A Bargain

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Hopefully this advice can help you save some money as well and turn the art of haggling into a habit. Assume It’s Negotiable. It can.

My Best Garage Sale Finds

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If you are in more of a hurry, find a thrift store instead. Garage sales and thrift stores are great places to find books and DVDs.

Grocery Chopping: Cut Down Your Grocery Bill Without Using Coupons and $500 Giveaway

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Well, after purchasing the ingredients needed to make your own laundry detergent, you’ll see the price difference. Dare to Compare. Off Brand.

How to Make Your Own Clothes

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Dress Well On The Frugal. Here are some helpful tips to get you going. Getting Started. Gather Notions, Materials, and Equipment. Be Creative.

Halloween Spending Through the Years

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My favorite thrift store has a section dedicated to seasonal items. The number and variety of Halloween items in this thrift store surprised me.

How to Simplify Your Life to Make it Better

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Have a big box ready to take the throw-away items and another for anything that is good enough to go to the local thrift store. Do I need it?

Christmas Gifts on a Budget: Up-cycling is the Answer

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Never toss china or tile into the garbage bin; these little well used and cracked porcelain treasures are up-cycling at its best.

10 Ways to Repurpose Picture Frames

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Press concert tickets, the receipt from a special dinner, as well as a snap shot in a frame and display as an instant memory keeper.

Meet Aja. She & her husband Paid Off $110,000 in Debt

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We agree on what happens to our extra cash and discuss weekly our goals for saving and investing as well as any big ticket purchases on the horizon. 9.

10 Steps To A Successful Garage Sale

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First, you can consider donating the items to a local shelter or thrift store. If you can clean it, you want to do so. Get Organized

Used Furniture – Re-purpose, Recycle, Re-use.

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In spite of the expense, some of the newer furniture is much less well made than older pieces. Furniture is expensive, no doubt about it.

Do You Save Wrapping? – Thrifty Ways to Wrap Christmas Gifts

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Use those as well. Shop garage sales and thrift stores and estate sales. Use paper drop cloth to wrap. Use paper from other sources.

5 Frugal DIY Halloween Decor Ideas

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Well this Halloween season, you don’t need to fall for this trap! 5 Frugal DIY Halloween Décor Ideas. Take a look! Use candy corn creatively.

Living a Frugal Life: Exploring Staycations

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Ask your friends for ideas as well; maybe they know about local activities that you don’t. Camp Out. Create a Backyard Water Park. Go Frugal

12 Frugal Gifts for New Moms

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Often, new moms may not be as well prepared as seasoned moms for their babies’ first owies. Baby First-Aid Kit. Freezer-Friendly Meals.

Budget Friendly Camping for the Whole Family

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Old 1-liter Gatorade bottles are light, sturdy and do the job extremely well. Do a little Planning first. Save on Gas and Transportation.

10 Tips to Save on Halloween

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Thrift and craft stores can also inspire your creative spirit, as well as offer great low cost accessories for your new costume. 2) Make Your Own.

Wait, Don’t Buy That Yet!

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Sometimes, as we shop we see things we would like to own and decide to treat ourselves with a gift or two as well. know I do. Winter clothes.

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Get Rid of Fleas Without Chemicals

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sprinkle it around the foundation every month or so as well as put it in the back of my kitchen cabinets and under the sink. Cut your grass.

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Don’t be a Buy-It-New Snob

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Here is a short list of some of my favorite finds at garage, estate and thrift store sales. each (and cleaned and disinfected as well) on them.

Our Big Financial Goal for 2016

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Choose Thrift First. 2016 will be THE year. As God is my witness, it WILL be the year that we pay off the last of our non-mortgage debt. Travel.

One Month of Spending Zero

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Realistically, we could eat from our pantry/freezer for well OVER a month. Challenge accepted! Feeling VERY grateful for those meals right now!

My Week: Gentle Leader and Thrifty Sneakers

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Our sweet Ruby has assimilated into our family quite well. The girls and I hit my favorite thrift store this week. She’s a puller.

Reduce Your Spending in 3 Budget Categories | 31 Days to Organize Your Finances

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It is my personal mission as the household manager for my family to live well, but I want us to do so on less money. Unless you have a well, you probably pay for your water. Welcome to 31 Days to Organize Your Finances.  By the end of the month, my goal is to help you have a detailed financial plan for your family. Groceries. Clothing.

Take Control of Your Money in 2015

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started the Debt Free Stories interview series back in September and it has been really well received. Choose Thrift First Challenge.