I’ve moved across the country three times and acquiring cardboard moving boxes is a huge and annoying cost. Here are 10 14 17 ways I got my hands on moving boxes for free. How to Get Moving Boxes for Free 1. Bookstores. I went by my local Barnes & Noble and asked a clerk who wasn’t busy if they had any extra boxes I could
I searched low and high for the best swimsuit deals for summer 2013. I hope this post helps you find a bargain priced bathing suit! Thanks to Angela for sharing the idea for this post on our $50 Target gift card contest. My pick for a new swimsuit this summer would be the $50 swim dress from Target, at right. What a great combination of
A friend recently mentioned that her roommate owned 60 pairs of jeans. 60! Apparently, they started counting while packing the apartment in preparation for a big move. I was stunned. Is it possible to own 60 pairs of jeans?! But before I judge my friend’s roommate (it may be too late) I decided to count everything in my own closet. Here is my inventory of my
Until recently, co-ops brought to mind farmers, vegetables, and hippies, but I recently stumbled upon a world of online co-ops that bring deals of 20-70% off right to my door. An online co-op pools the buying power of individuals to get wholesale prices on items directly from the manufacturer. There is a co-op “host” who arranges the order with the company, takes shipment, repackages the
Between water, fertilizer, and lawn care services you may be overspending on your lawn. Gasp! Luckily, there are many frugal ways to cut down on costs. The tried and true cheapskate method of doing it yourself is a time investment so if that’s not an option, I brainstormed alternatives. Thanks to reader Susan who shared this post idea with us on our Facebook page! Below
I’ve been apart of a community garden for almost four years and I’m still amazed at how fulfilling and cheap it is to grow your own food — especially if you do it the cheapskate way! I particularly love learning new tips and tricks to get the most out of my garden bed so I’m sharing Jeff Yeager’s video about gardening on the cheap.
We’re considering upgrading to LED light bulbs in our home, but at the store we choked. LEDs cost a pretty penny! However, I’m told that LED light bulbs last so long they are worth the significant upfront cost. Being the Bargain Babe, I decided to crunch the numbers to prove – or disprove it. Are LED light bulbs worth the money?
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
Welcome to our newest writer, Julie! This is her first post on BargainBabe.com. Here’s a little info about her. I’m a new mom and licensed mental health therapist living in Southern California. My bargain passions are sewing, outdoor activities, eating out on the cheap, anything related to kids and babies, and trying to help my Apple-obsessed husband live within a technology budget! Leave me a
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,
We love cheap cinder blocks here at BargainBabe.com because they’re great for DIY projects! You may recall that BB redecorated her home on the cheap using the blocks a few years ago. So when I found this video from ThriftyFun on how to make your own cinder block planters, I couldn’t wait to share it with you. This do it yourself project is not only