Sonia’s bookshelf | Before and After

The Frugal Girl

I perused Facebook marketplace for a while, and then rather randomly, a free bookshelf popped up on a local freecycle-ish group I’m in. Unlike me, Sonia is a person who loves to own books. I like to read books and then get rid of them, which is why the library is my favorite thing.

Take one caravan…

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Try placing a ‘wanted’ ad on Gumtree or rummaging around in the Freecycle community. Did you know you can pick up an old caravan for very little money, if not free? Trawl the Friday ad classifieds or ask around. The tattier it is, the cheaper it should be. Just made sure its structural integrity is. read more. Home & Garden cheap home extension re-purpose old caravan

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How to Shop and Save Money when Expecting a Baby

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You will save hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars by looking for the basics in secondhand stores, eBay and Freecycle. How exciting! You are expecting a baby! Wonderful news! How excited you must be! And then you start to make a list of all the things you are going to need, most of which are baby-specific and therefore you probably don’t already have, especially if this is your first child.

7 Simple Ways to Go Green in 2013

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Look for a consignment shop in town, visit Freecycle web site, or check the Classifieds before you go to the store to buy new. While many of us want to live more sustainably, it can be difficult to make the switch suddenly. Most of us do better with gradual changes. It might take longer to become as green as you want to be, but you are more likely to see permanent changes. A lot of small, simple changes can add up over time.

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Ways To Reuse Old Items For Your Container Garden

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They can be found around your house, or found at yard sales or via freecycling. One of the more interesting ways to garden is to grow items in containers. You might be surprised at the types of plants you can grow in a container garden. From using espaliering to grow apple trees in a container, to herbs, to a variety of vegetables , it’s possible to transform a small space into an effective container garden.

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How Little Could You Spend on Your Child in a Year?

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Garlick got all of her children’s clothes and gear from friends, family, and sites like Freecycle. When a woman is pregnant for her first child, she’ll likely have a baby shower (or several). I had three baby showers when I was pregnant for my son–one from each side of the family and one from my co-workers. There was very little I had to buy for my child after these showers. I got brand new clothes , a stroller, a playpen, toys, blankets, the list goes on and on.

Canning CAN Be Cheap!

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You might even luck out and find one listed on Freecycle or in your local paper’s classified ad section. A few months back I wrote here about canning tomatoes. Tomatoes are, I think, one of the easiest items to can and a great starter project for anyone who is curious about trying a canning project on their own.

An Easy Way to Save for Irregular Expenses

For the Mommas

Did you find something on Freecycle that you were planning to purchase? Today I’m participating in the Ultimate Blog Swap.