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.
When you buy electronics, appliances, and other household items, should you buy the optional extended warranty (like a Master Protection Agreement from Sears)… or not? We’ve got the facts, plus some personal experience that might help you decide. See how Sears handles the preventive maintenance check (or cleaning) on their digital cameras. Find out when it makes sense to buy the service warranty — and when it doesn’t!
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.
You probably have everything to make diy window treatments lying around your house somewhere. Can you imagine how you’ll save money making curtains or diy blinds? I can tell you, you’ll save hundreds of dollars! Grab your old scarves, belts, jewelry, and the dimensions of your windows — put on your diy hat and get ready to save some money!
Wondering if the Craftsman lifetime warranty is still good since Sears sold Craftsman tools? Here’s the latest on what’s happening with the Craftsman warranty.
Question: What’s the deal with Forever stamps? How can they last forever when the price of stamps increases all the time? Answer: If you have Forever Postage Stamps, you’re safe. In fact, you’ll earn a few extra pennies on those stamps if you buy them before the next postage rate increase. The bottom line: if you haven’t purchased Forever Postage Stamps before, you might want to now!
Sure, Costco prices are slightly cheaper on many of the items that they have in common, but Sam’s Club typically has 2 or 3 brands per item, rather than just one. See the other reasons I prefer Sam’s Wholesale Club over Costco.
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!
Furniture recycling isn’t a new concept but “furniture upcycling” is. Interested in saving money like me by buying recycled furniture? Start upcycling!
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
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.
My own tips for finding the best bargains at dollar stores. Plus, creative tips for shopping at dollar stores from others who’ve fine-tuned the process of shopping at the dollar store semi-regularly.
Were you thinking about purchasing that new CD player you saw over the holidays? You might want to think about that first, CDs are now on a list of things that will become obsolete products soon.
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.
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.
I love free stuff… to a certain degree. But I also think you should be aware of what those free things will really cost you. Here are some ripoffs to watch out for…
Faxing, conference calls, business cards, and teleconferencing are a few things that large companies can do with ease, but small businesses need all the help they can get. Here are some FREE business resources that will come in handy…
Here are some free business resources that will come in handy…
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…
Here are lots of fun ways you to start a magazine swap, including making a magazine swap part of your next party or social meeting. Then again, you could always just swap with a neighbor… it’s a great way to recycle magazines. There are definitely lots of fun ways to start a magazine swap!
Normally, it’s up to you to watch prices in the stores and sales fliers, to see if an item you’ve purchased has recently gone on sale. But Price Protectr keeps track of your purchases and makes it a cinch to get your money back. The best part: This service is free!
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…
Goodwill Industries has taken charitable shopping to a whole new level with ShopGoodwill.com — an Internet Auction site that benefits Goodwill charities.
Freegans are part of a movement of people that practices ‘Freeganism’ — an alternative lifestyle that involves trying to spread the word of over consumerism while at the same time trying to get the things that they use in everyday life for free. Has anti-consumerism gone too far?