It’s hard for me to pass up shopping at the dollar stores since there are at least 67 things you should always buy at a dollar store. There are so many wonderful treasures to be found. But there are also traps and pitfalls, so you have to shop smart to really save.
It is so dry where I live that even the cactus needs to be watered so I take a bottle of water with me every time I leave the house. After using a ton of different water bottles, I found my favorite – the Contigo Autoseal Water Bottle. Here’s why I love the Contigo Autoseal Water Bottle and why you should have one, too!
If you live in LA, hitting a garage sale means running into celebrities. Writer Rachelle Romberg talks about what celebrities she’s met – and how she has sold their junk for much, much higher prices. Rachelle is auditioning for a staff writer position on BargainBabe.com! Missed the audition announcement? Here it is. Each day this week we are running one audition post. Did this post
I’m always looking for frugal gifts that don’t sacrifice quality, how about you? Writer Christine Torres shares four ideas. Christine is auditioning for a staff writer position on BargainBabe.com! Missed the audition announcement? Here it is. Each day this week we will publish one audition post. Did this post help you save money? While I will make the final decision on who to hire, your
Dazzle your Father’s Day gift by getting crafty with the wrapping. Watch the video from Modern Mom to learn how to make your Father’s Day gifts more festive by using items like ties. I love this idea so much! I’m using an old dress shirt from my dad to wrap the gift, instead of buying craft paper. I am also using an old tie for
As June gets underway, wedding bells fill the air… and all the gifts that come with them! In some summers, I’ve been invited to as many as EIGHT weddings! And if you’re traveling for the weddings, too, then making it through a season of true love is a pricey proposition. However, this is one time to remember that frugal is different than cheap. (Don’t confuse
Father’s Day is coming up quick; a time of year when I remember (even more than usual) how lucky I am to have a Dad who’s been there for me through thick and thin. Whether you’re celebrating your own father, a grandfather, the father of your children, or someone who is like a father to you, here are 10 Frugal Father’s Day gift ideas for
As a new mom, the number one thing on my wish list this year is a full night’s sleep. I’ve asked my husband for help with nighttime feedings, since the baby hasn’t gotten the hint yet. From her, all I need are a few more gorgeous smiles that make it all worth it. Now that I’m a mom myself, I have a new appreciation for
I’m looking to update my home office nook so I set out to look for cheap ways to organize the spot. I stumbled upon a video by Thrifty Fun that features a wine cork bulletin strip and thought it was so clever that I’m sharing it with you. This also inspired me to look for other ways to repurposed an item that eventually goes straight
Eileen writes in with an easy tip to avoid buying gift bags, which can easily cost $3-$4! I have started to purchase cloth bags to use to “wrap” presents. Our grocery store had team-themed bags closed out at $1.50 each. They are heavy duty and will hold the heavier and bigger presents without ripping. Afterward, they can utilize them as grocery bags or our grandchildren
Several months ago, pantry moths attacked my kitchen. I spent days cleaning out every nook and cranny and had to throw out half of the items in my pantry. Ouch. What a waste of money. After that, I vowed to store my grains, seeds, and nuts in glass jars. Now I’ve got a great collection of recycled glass jars. Here are 15 ideas for up-cycling
The other day, my non-frugal hubby came home with $40 of drugstore products that I could have bought for $8 at the dollar store. I smiled sweetly and made a mental note to keep these items in stock so he doesn’t run out. (Smiling sweetly is my secret to a long marriage.) Although the quality of the items sold at the dollar stores varies greatly,
Last year, the average American spent just over $126 on Valentines Day – that’s more than we spend on Mother’s Day, Halloween, Easter, or any other holiday short of Christmas. If you’re a man, you spent even more than that, since in 2012, men spent on average twice as much on Valentine’s Day as women. We’re still three weeks shy of Valentine’s Day, but that