Filed under Homeschool Frugality

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 … Continue reading

Curbside Pick-Up

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Yard Sale and Thrift Shop Finds

Today was a good day for me. I was being my frugal self, and needed to procure some things for my home and the upcoming holiday season. After taking the children up on the bike path to collect samples from the pond to look at under the microscope (which was, by the way, a free … Continue reading