Wait, Don’t Buy That Yet!

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

For many, the end of the year holiday shopping frenzy can override our saner, more thrifty selves. Sometimes, as we shop we see things we would like to own and decide to treat ourselves with a gift or two as well. I always shop for Christmas wrapping paper, gift tags, boxes and really nice ornaments the week after Christmas. These get donated to thrift stores or placed in consignment shops so you might keep checking your local stores for these.

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How To Update Your Wardrobe For Less

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Shop Your Closet. Shop Seasonally. If you go swimsuit shopping just as the heat starts to set in, you’ll pay for it, as prices generally hit their peak when you need an item most. Take your smartphone with you on your next shopping venture so you can google discounts and search price comparisons in the store. Shop the Discount Chains. Thrift. If the stigma of thrifting gets to you, remember, it’s not “used”, it’s “vintage”.

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Save Money: Buy These 7 Items Used

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

We bought a lot of our son’s onesies and other items (including a crib) at a consignment shop. 8 Great Things that You Can Find at Thrift Stores 10 Steps To A Successful Garage Sale 5 Ways to Go Green and Save Money at the Same Time How to Shop for Furniture at Thrift Stores How to Save Money on Baby Costs. If you want to save money, one of the best options is to buy used.

25 Ways to Find Money for Your Emergency Fund

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Collect your bills and start shopping around for new vendors. I’m always amazed by the amount store tags I see on clothing and household item at thrift stores. 19 – Shop thrifty for you clothing needs. I truly am not opposed to shopping at retail stores, but I regularly find what I need for myself and my daughters at thrift stores and spend a fraction of the price. Emergencies happen when you least expect it.

How to Make Your Own Clothes

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

You might be able to find one at a consignment shop, a sewing machine repair shop, or ask relatives or friends if they have one that you could either buy or borrow. Not only can you recycle fabrics that you find around your home, you can also browse secondhand stores, thrift shops, flea markets, yard sales, and more to find old clothing or materials that you can take apart and transform into something new and fun.