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
(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
I kind of slacked on this blog during 2013, and for that I am truly sorry. I had so much going on with training for new positions at work, and other writing tasks, that I really just did not have time for all the things I wanted to do. And hardly no time for this blog. Barely any for the Frugal Recipes blog. I am … Continue reading Many Plans
Anyone can live a frugal life, whether they have money or not. This is part of the reason the blog name was changed. The other reason is that I am tied of reading how ‘low-income’/welfare people are so horrid – when they aren’t all like that. I want this blog to aid everyone in living frugally, not just those in need. I want to … Continue reading New Name. Same Blog.
Good day everyone 🙂 I had an unexpected day of from the inn, so I have been updating the blog a bit. Please visit these two pages for the changes: Frugal Living: Numerous, more up to date articles have been listed. My Family and Contact Info Enjoy your day! Shannon Continue reading Updates to the Blog
I have been working at an Inn located in the city of Bangor for a few months, and often bring home usable items that are left in rooms by the guests. We put items in the lost and found for a month, then whoever found them gets to keep them. Sometimes people call and get their items back. Often they do not. These items are … Continue reading Blessings from the Inn
Good morning!!! It is a beautiful day here in Old Town, Maine 🙂 You will notice some changes here on the blog over the coming weeks. I will be deleting old stuff that no longer applies, adding new pages and posts and doing other little things to update the blog. I am also planning to rework older posts to apply to todays’ economy. I … Continue reading Performing Updates
I would like to share a few sites with you today, that will help you along in your low-income life – whether this is where you want to be right now or not. Enjoy them, and share some of your favorite sites as well. Frugal Recipes: Spending Less to Eat Healthy Frugal Recipes Happenings The Frugal Life Living on a Dime Hillbilly Housewife Enjoy! And, … Continue reading Sharing Sites With You Today
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?
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
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
These eBooks will be useful to you in keeping your home organized and easier to clean. They were created and are sold at a low price in order for me to earn money while providing this blog for free. The blog requires hours of work a month. Only $3.75 each Keeping the Single Mom Home: The Bathroom Keeping the Single Mom Home: The Kitchen Keeping … Continue reading Helpful eBooks
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
I wanted to wish you all Happy Holidays! I am taking a bit of a vacation from blogging to spend time with family. I may pick up again next week, but certainly by the 2nd. Shannon Continue reading Happy Holidays!
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
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!,
So…My daughter went to a yard sale and was looking for school clothes. She came across a hooded sweatshirt for $3.00 and snagged it. The beauty was that it was brand new, tags still on, and originally cost $47.00. She saved $44.00 plus tax. Shannon Continue reading Great Yard Sale Find by My Daughter
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 some great ideas that I am working on for this blog. You will not be disappointed when I am finished working them out. I just wanted to give you all a heads up, and let you know that I am still in the planning process, and I am still working on content for this blog. I hope you will all have petience with … Continue reading Still Planning Those Updates
If you live in one of the states below, you may qualify. I do not, though I can see where a cell phone would come in handy. I have a TracPhone myself, but keep relatively few units on it. I use it for: * Business: The daycare children’s parents can call me when they are out of school or work to see where to pick … Continue reading Free Cell Phone for Low-Income People
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
NaturalBirthand BabyCare.comgives you a few different recipes for homemade baby wipes. Visit the site today. I have another suggestion, though. Why not use baby wash cloths rather than paper towels. It will make the baby wipes more frugal in the long run, as well as be better environmentally speaking. Continue reading Homemade Baby Wipes
I came across The Family Homestead today, and am very excited to report that they have recipes for household cleaners. They are simple to make, and will save you a lot of money. These are also better for the environment. Floor Cleaners All Purpose Cleaners Soft Scrubbing Cleaners Window Cleaners Scrubbing Powder I have also posted the link in the sidebar. Continue reading Homemade Household Cleaners