Heads Up! Many Kmart & Sears Stores Closing

Store closings generally mean closing sales, so there should be some good saving opportunities in the near future at these and the other Kmart and Sears stores that will be closing. Continue reading Heads Up! Many Kmart & Sears Stores Closing

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Make Simple Drawer Labels for Organizing by Shannon L. Buck

(Originally published on Y! Contributor Network. To save money, use scraps when possible.) Make Simple Drawer Labels for Organizing Labeling drawers in your hobby room will help you to organize the various materials that you keep on hand. The same is true for the scraps that your hobby generates. An organized hobby room is tidy, and provides easy access to all of the materials that … Continue reading Make Simple Drawer Labels for Organizing by Shannon L. Buck

What is Goodwill?

By Sheila Buck Goodwill is more than a store to shop at for discounted and used Items. According to Goodwill Industries, they are a network of 165 Goodwills throughout the United States and Canada that offer customized job training, employment placement and other services to people who have disabilities, lack education or job experience, or face employment challenges. Goodwill doesn’t only help with job training … Continue reading What is Goodwill?

Helpful Articles for the Low-Income Household

These articles will be helpful to those looking to spend less, as well as to those looking to help others. The list will be added to or changed at times, but will always be on the left sidebar of this blog. How to Pay Bills for Low-Income Residents Free Food for Seniors Uses of Water in the Home How to Form New Food Pantries Ideas … Continue reading Helpful Articles for the Low-Income Household

Two New Businesses for Your Consideration

As people trying (or needing) to live the low-income life, we learn many skills that make it possible for us to better care for ourselves and our families. We sometimes have to find alternatives to commercially made products as well. I just added a couple of new articles to the Business Considerations list here on the site. They are: How to Start a Home Bath … Continue reading Two New Businesses for Your Consideration

Note

I am currently putting together an eBook of much of the information on this site. Do not be surprised if, on some days, I delete many of the posts in bug chunks. The information will still be available, updated when possible, in eBook form when the book is completed. I am going to be updating this site with new information as I can. Shannon Continue reading Note

Introduction: Sheila Buck – Feature Writer

I would like to introduce everyone to a woman who will be providing us with feature articles every so often. This will help to give another point-of-view on the blog, other than just mine. Sheila Buck is the single mom of two teenage boys. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology. Sheila is a freelance writer, and also writes books and short stories in … Continue reading Introduction: Sheila Buck – Feature Writer

Help Keeping Your Home Simplyfied, Clean and Organized!,

It can be hard to keep everything in our home, as well as our lives, organized. I know this first hand. I struggle, as many do, with organizing my home. Cleaning tasks are performed daily or weekly, depending on what they are. However, I am a pack rat. I am also unorganized. This blog is set up as a step-by-step process to help us all … Continue reading Help Keeping Your Home Simplyfied, Clean and Organized!,

Homemade Shampoo Recipes

Mama Kalila visited the blog and commented not long ago and mentioned homemade shampoo. I asked if she had any recipes and she directed me to her “no poo” post on her blog. I have posted the link to the recipes in the sidebar, but you can visit her blog at http://www.mamakalila.blogspot.com/. I enjoyed my visit there very much. Shannon Continue reading Homemade Shampoo Recipes

I Have been Away too Long

I apologize. We have been dealing with my daughters medical concerns, and I have been working over-time trying to help the neighbors clean and pack for their move.  They moved yesterday morning, and I ended up earning some money (Though I hadn’t done the work for that reason. I just wanted to help.) and receiving many, many helpful items. What we could not use, we … Continue reading I Have been Away too Long