Canning CAN Be Cheap!

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

I have found that garage sales , flea markets , estate sales or Mom/Grandma’s basement are the best places to score a great deal on used canning jars. Canners are readily available for sale at a great discount through online sellers at eBay and Craigslist. 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.

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

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Many of the other items I needed like cloth diapers and clothes for the baby in bigger sizes I bought from garage sales. 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.