Save Money and the Environment By Buying Second Hand

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

I love to buy things second hand. Just look at the many people scouring garage sales in the summer. If you think buying used is just for people who are on a tight budget, think again. The most famous large family, the Duggars, routinely buy as much as they can used. Their motto is “Buy used and save the difference.” Buying used isn’t just for those who want to save money. The Items We Typically Buy Used.

Simple Things You Can Do to Be Environmentally Friendly and Save Money

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

So often, being environmentally friendly and saving money go hand in hand. Plus, we require a lot less storage room for our wardrobe, which means when we get ready to buy a house, we won’t need huge walk-in closets. I happened upon some old canning Mason jars at a garage sale, and now we use those for everything–making iced tea in the summer, putting leftover soup in, holding our homemade laundry detergent. Wait to buy new technology.


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Take Control of Your Money in 2015

Family Balance Sheet

We will be challenging ourselves to resist buying retail and instead choose thrift by borrowing, buying second hand, or making do with what we already have. How to Set and Keep Goals to Make This the Best Year Ever | Jen @ Girl in Garage. New year. Fresh start. Lots of possibilities and many opportunities. Every January 1, I get caught up in the hopeful feeling of the upcoming new year. And 2015 is no different.

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Our 2018 Financial Goals

Family Balance Sheet

I want to challenge myself to rethink our purchases by taking advantage of more cost effective solutions, like borrowing, buying second hand, or just making do with what we already have. I want to go through our basement, closets, and garage to look for unused items that we can sell. Did you make 2018 financial goals ? My husband and I discussed some ideas over our holiday break and we decided on 2 solid must-achieve financial goals for the year.