[Saving At Garage Sales]
[Finds In Grandmas Attic]
[Bartering For The Extras]
[Decorating On A Budget]
[My One Cent Worth]
I call it my one cent because I wouldn't pay 2
cents (that would be full price)!
This page is for some odds and ends for saving money that don't really belong
on any of the other pages. The opinons I express here also tend to differ from
other 'tightwads', hence my one cent worth.
Clothes and Name Brands Many tightwad books, newsletters, etc. will give
opinions that say designer clothes and name brands are too expensive and should
basically be avoided. HAH!
For example, the three year tennis shoe plan that
one author uses... She pays ten or twenty bucks (obviously cheaper, generic,
etc.) for a pair of sneakers each year. The new pair is worn when she goes
somewhere or has company, last years are worn during the daily home routine, and
the previous years are for yard work and painting. Hmm, let's say they are all
only ten dollar shoes. I'm 27 years old so for me that would add up to $90.00
since I have been on my own. $180.00 if they were twenty dollar shoes. I on the
other hand by only name brand shoes. I have bought two pairs of tennis shoes for
myself since I have been an adult. The first pair were K-Swiss and lasted until
last summer. They are now my grass cutting and painting shoes. The pair I have
now are Adidas and have many years ahaed of them. The name brand shoes are
leather which lasts longer, looks better, and is better for your pretty little
feet! I have spent $60.00 (on sale) on tennis shoes in all those years. You
would not be able to tell if I have had my name brand shoes for one week or five
years. They last!
Wrapping Paper Question If I see one more time that you should tape all the
little scraps you have together before buying a new roll, I'm gonna scream! How
expensive is scotch tape? Aghaa! You could have bought two new rolls for the
cost of that tape.
This Aluminum Foil Washing Business? Oh please! Do yourself a favor and
spend the money on the Tupperware™. Yes, it's costly at first, but worth its
weight in gold. It's easier for the family to find the left overs (they are
slightly lazier about this stuff than you) and all that food won't go to waste.
It is also guaranteed forever! A lid shrinks? Call a distributor and get it
replaced. (No, I am not a distributor).
The only thing I use aluminum foil
for is to seperate the meat I buy in bulk. It should not be re-used after that.
There is no reason to be washing the foil. It probably costs more in dishsoap
and water than it was worth anyway.