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Use Thrift Stores to Save Money

I do a fair amount of shopping at thrift shops. As a matter-of-fact, most of what I bought for the baby shower I threw for my daughter and son-in-law came from thrift stores, and when Little Man is growing out of another size clothing, that is where I head with a list from my daughter. I buy as much of my own clothing as I … Continue reading Use Thrift Stores to Save Money

When Done Homeschooling

Many people believe that they need to sell all of the homeschool materials and supplies when they are done homeschooling their children. This can be a time consuming task, though profitable. I did not have time to concentrate on selling all of our old homeschool stuff. Instead, I: Repurposed office supplies that I would be able to use for my writing business, such as pens … Continue reading When Done Homeschooling

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Curbside Pick-Up

Here is a topic from one of Amy’s readers, which you can find on page 193 of the Complete Tightwad Gazette. We have picked up many great items using this system. Each spring, communities have this roadside pick-up thing that they do. This helps us to declutter our homes. One benefit to doing this early and setting things out on the road is that people … Continue reading Curbside Pick-Up

What to do with Small Pencils

As adults, it becomes hard to use pencils once they have been sharpened too many times. They are too small for our hands to comfortable handle. Does this mean that we must throw them out? Of course not! We can pass them along to young children. They have smaller hands than us, so they can still use them. This helps to reduce waste, and teaches … Continue reading What to do with Small Pencils

Making New Crayons

Be sure that you are saving all of those broken crayons. Take the paper off and reuse them to make new crayons. These make great gifts. You can use muffin tins, or baking pans with small, decorative sections. Simply spray each section with nonstick spray, and place the crayon bits in them. Then melt in the oven at a low temperature. Cool. Pop out and … Continue reading Making New Crayons

Homeschooling: Saving Money on Materials and Supplies

I recently published an article on my Single Mom blog called Single Mothers Homeschooling Part 5: Saving Money on Materials and Supplies that you may enjoy. The article is one in a continuously growing series on homeschooling. Even if you are not a single mother, you will find each of the articles useful. To read the other articles, go to the left sidebar and scroll down to click … Continue reading Homeschooling: Saving Money on Materials and Supplies

Wal*Mart Deals

While at Wal*Mart with a friend yesterday, I noticed that they were selling 1 subject notebooks for 5 cents each. I picked up $1.00 worth. I also picked up 4 packets of loose-leaf paper for 50 cents each. These are very much needed for our homeschool year. I also picked up a box of crayons for 22 cents. Cheap prices are great! My daughter was … Continue reading Wal*Mart Deals

Ways I Reuse Every Day Items

 There are many ways in which we can all live more frugally while saving our environment. Greening our homes does not have to cost megabucks up front. We can take our time to learn, which will provide us with money savings down the road. With the money that we save, we can purchase helpful items to help us save more money. We can also use … Continue reading Ways I Reuse Every Day Items

Tomorrow is World Environment Day

The UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) offer a list of 80 ways to celebrate World Environment Day. It is a great list, and a great thing to do for our Earth. If you read the growing number of posts in my Goals: Save and Help category, you will see what my family is doing to both help our and environment and save money in the … Continue reading Tomorrow is World Environment Day