Are Extended Stay Motels A Good Option For Temporary Housing? (Hint: YES!)

Whether it be because of employment circumstances, moving, or another personal situation, living in extended stay motels could be the affordable housing solution you’re looking for! Cheap extended stay hotels can be comfortable and practical — for yourself or your entire family — as temporary housing for a few months. Here’s what it’s like living in a motel, how much it costs, and how to find monthly hotel rentals that meet your needs best.

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Buying & Selling At Consignment Shops: Pros & Cons From Someone Who’s Done It

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.

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Just Say No To Store-Bought Food Platters – Save Money By Making Your Own Party Trays

Stay away from pre-made store-bought party trays! You can save tons of money by making your own food platters. Choose the veggies you like, make your own dip, and use items you probably already have in your kitchen to save money on party food & party supplies. Gone are the days where you need to buy meat & cheese platters from the store. There are so many tips and tricks here to help you make your own!

Do You Buy In Bulk? (I Do Now.) Here’s How To Save Money Bulk Shopping – My Best Tips To Buy Bulk Items & Save Big

Interested in ways to save money bulk shopping, but not sure if it’s going to be cost effective for you? I had that very same fear. But I’ve learned how to save money buying in bulk with a friend and splitting the purchases — and the fees! Here are my best tips to help you buy bulk items with friends, family, or neighbors. I’ll also explain how to set up a bulk buying co-op. Let’s get started today!