Category: Money Saving Info
How We Earned An Extra $118.45 in May (Mostly from our couch)
10+ Ways We Saved in May
To be honest we didn’t do a lot to save in May due to the injury in my back. We chose to spend a little more to make things less stressful for all of us. We didn’t go crazy with our spending, we just didn’t strive to save as much as we normally do.
Today I want to share a project that had a huge impact in our master bedroom and cost only a tiny bit of time and money.
In the post last month I shared 7 Ways to Brighten ANY room on a Budget. This post shares an additional way liven things up for little to no cost.
How We Earned An Extra $998.39 in the last 6 Weeks
I must say I am blessed with a wonderful spouse who works full time to support our family and does a great job, but with our medical bills and medical conditions I am always looking for ways we can save or earn a little more despite our physical challenges.
Decorating on a Dime
(Thrifty Thursday #2)
This week I want to share the great finds I found.
While she was winding her way through the rows and rows of clothing available I was carefully perusing the linen department, hanger by hanger, looking for specific items and colors. Of course, I found a few surprises too. Like the adorable gobble, gobble towel and fun hot chocolate towel as well as the cozy blue item that will be used in at least two projects in my house later.
As many of you know I set very lofty goals of saving $5,000-$10,000 this year.
I also wanted to upgrade, brighten and organize the two main bedrooms while we had them emptied to replace the carpets with solid oak wood floors.
During that process I found several ways I could change our rooms or “brighten” them without spending a dime.
I just needed a little imagination, willingness for change and a lot of elbow grease, cleaner, rags and water.
Most of these may seem like simple changes but the difference they can make is AMAZING.
Gorgeous on a Goodwill Budget
This week’s fantastic thrift store buys.
Yes, we shop at thrift stores and rummage sales.
Does this mean we look like we are poor and only wear hand me downs?
Nope! We actually have people stop my girls and ask them where they got their outfit from.
This month’s County Market’s shopping trip was more than a bit unusual and cut short due to my daughters health and trying fit our items into a scooter/electronic shopping basket. I chose to skip several items as they were heavy or awkward and we needed to leave as my daughter was struggling but I decided to share the purchases I did make as well as my new shopping secret weapon.
Now for the savings breakdown: Read more »