Category Archives: shopping

Storage

After all that stockpiling, you’re going to need to figure out where to put all of your treasures. (Ideally you figured this out before you went shopping, but anyway…) There are all kinds of places to store things. I am … Continue reading

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Back to it

Well, I’m being forced back into frugality starting next month. Actually, starting this paycheck if I don’t want to be too squeezed. We have a car. It’s 10 years old. We have another car that is newer and reliable and … Continue reading

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Christmas kick-off

I hope everyone here in the U.S. had a good Thanksgiving. We spent it with my in-laws and had a lovely day.   Christmas shopping is officially done. My sister was the last and her present shipped out to her … Continue reading

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Jumping back in

I dove back in to the Tightwad Gazette this week. I started with the third, but I’m realizing that I’m going to have to go back and read all three. They are just chock full of tidbits and ideas. While … Continue reading

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First World Problems

I have an overabundance of food and books. I have a shelf full of cookbooks that I never even use. I have a pantry full of food that we haven’t cooked. It’s time to use the old standby: It’s time … Continue reading

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Falling out of consumerism

I have done many silly things in my life. Especially as concerns shopping. I’ve just emerged from one, in fact. Let me tell you. I wanted to buy more eco-friendly products. A laudable goal, I’m sure you’ll agree. I also … Continue reading

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Green, thrifty, and ethical

I have been sick for a while now. I had the flu at the beginning of the holidays and am just now emerging from sinus hell. I did manage to make up the Christmas baskets for the in-laws and send … Continue reading

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Acquisition

The holiday buying season is upon us. I am a sucker for giving gifts. I love the holiday season,  the decorating and the family time. I had decided to do a homemade Christmas for the families this year but my … Continue reading

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Opps, we did it again

Well, true to form, we got a little ahead on our bills and went on a little shopping spree. Ok, not so little. But, this time we will be able to pay it off in a few extra months. Not … Continue reading

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Coupons

Totally optional. Some people love them and some feel like they take too much time. There are sites like CouponMom.com that will match store sales with coupons for you. There are plenty of online sources for coupons like coupons.com, and … Continue reading

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