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. You might even luck out and find one listed on Freecycle or in your local paper’s classified ad section. The best place to find used canning accessories cheaply is eBay , although sometimes you can get lucky and spot some items at garage sales , too. 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.