In the past 30+ years, I’ve bought and sold items at consignment shops — several times. Just to be clear, a thrift store is different from a consignment store. I absolutely LOVE shopping for gently used clothing at thrift stores. But I’m not so crazy about shopping at clothing consignment stores. Ditto for selling items at clothing consignment shops. On the other hand, I’ve always had wonderful experiences buying AND selling at furniture consignment stores! Here are my best tips.
How many online reviews do you typically read before making a purchase? If you’re like me, you probably do a lot of research. Here are the best review sites I’ve used and what they offer consumers.
I love to save money. I also really love apps that make you money. Here are my picks for the best money making apps, some tips for using them, and ways to download them. Grab your smartphone and start using these money making apps.
We chose not to renew our Sam’s Club membership. But in a strange twist of fate, we found ourselves dues-paying members of Costco for the first time ever. Which is better — Sam’s or Costco? Here’s our review. Plus secret hacks for shopping at Costco, my new favorite store!
Hit the thrift stores, ditch excessive gift wrapping, make your own holiday cards, and host a potluck party – all great you can enjoy Christmas on a budget this year!
Want to save money on back to school supplies? There’s more to it than shopping at Walmart on a tax free day. Here are 5 great tips to save you money.
It’s easy to rent stuff you don’t always use – everything from your backyard, to your garden, clothing, cars, garages, and more. Here’s how and why to do it
Looking for the best ways to save money? Avoid purchasing pre-made or finished items, know the best times to buy products you need, and 4 more great tips.
Spending too much money on items you use everyday? Consider online shopping, buy generics, plus 3 more savvy tips on how to save money on household items.
7 secrets for maximizing thrift store shopping and finding unique back to school clothes for young school age kids AND college students.
Is Black Friday actually the best time to buy certain items (beyond the rare doorbuster TVs, laptops, etc)? Is it worth it to wake up early and brave the crowds? Here is one Black Friday shopper’s take on scooping up the best bargains.
Here are some great tips for planning your own FREE clothes swap party, plus fun ideas to make your clothing swap party lots of fun… and unique!
Have you been trying to figure out the best way to sell your things or buy from a local consignment business? If it seems like too much trouble, read these tips first. I bet you’ll change your mind!
Want to know the best days to shop for particular items? Like knowing what the best way to save money is? Here’s what you should buy and on which days if you want to save money!
Here’s a list of things you should NEVER pay full price for… especially since you can usually find new — or next to new — items at drastically reduced prices if you just look in the right places.
Here’s a HUGE list of items which have been dramatically marked down lately because of the economy and current recession woes. Now might be a good time to take advantage of these things.
Simple ways to keep your brain from telling you that it’s okay to spend more than you really want to when you’re out shopping.
Organize your home, save big money. See how organizing and decluttering your house actually saves you money in the long run.
If you’re wondering how to save money on groceries — you’re going to love this list of suggestions and tips for saving money on groceries. Consider bulk-buying, pay attention to off-brand items, and make sure you finish all items before you buy new ones. These are seriously easy tips you probably have overlooked.
CostHelper tells you how much you should pay for what. The site consists of a database of hundreds of items, where you can investigate how much others are paying and find similar deals.
Not all stores in a factory outlet mall are outlet stores. Only a certain percentage of stores in a factory outlet mall need to be outlet stores in order for the mall to be considered an outlet mall. Here are even more reasons not to shop at factory outlet malls…
I seem to have developed a standard uniform for everyday dress. I am sure other frugal people can attest to this. For me, the frugal uniform consists of dressing primarily in comfortable black slacks and black or white shirts. For others, it may mean wearing jeans and t-shirts. I know a few frugal men who stick to gray and navy slacks with white shirts.
As I’ve become more and more frugal, I’ve also become more prone to collect clutter. My family members don’t get it. So, to combat my family’s nonchalant attitude about tossing out useful items, I have become a garbage snoop. Here are just a few of the things my family has forced me to do to save money…
The good ‘ole BOGO sale is typically used to convince customers to purchase not only the advertised sale price items but also other items while they are there. Having said that, there are certain things to look out for when considering a buy one get one free purchase. Here are some tips to ensure that you’re getting a good deal.
A huge part of being thrifty for me is being natural. I find that when I focus on avoiding products that are toxic to either the environment or myself that I save a great deal of money. Here are some of the natural ways I use to save money…