I always use cash/debit card and NEVER pay full price! I’ve drastically limited all extracurricular spending over the past 2 years but have slowly ventured out. I’ve been stopping by my local thrift stores and a few yard sales. I’ve found: NEW Anne Taylor denim skirt for $4), NEW black lace skirt with price tag listed at $189 for $5, Talbot shirts for $2, NEW brown leather Roxy flip flops for $0.25, Gymboree dresses for $0.99, a men’s suit for $7 and many other clothing items. It’s a family thing!
Most recently, I found some great deals on decor and baby items. These are some finds from the past 2 months.
As I was leaving on Saturday morning my neighbors were getting ready for the community yard sale. It probably was a good thing that I was going out of town because I spent $45 within 3min of being outside and only one home with items for sale.
I’ve been wanting a jogging stroller to take Papi on our back road hikes. I couldn’t pass up this Baby Trend jogger that was brand new for $15. The in-store price is $159.
The other baby find was a Graco travel system that is a little over 1 year old. The plastic is still on the stroller. I bought it knowing that I could find someone to use it and hoping that, someone would be ME. Turns out my Sis is need of a set for her new arrival. The original price ranges from $150-200. It included the stroller, infant carrier and 2 bases. I paid……$30!
I’ve been in search of a cake plate with a glass dome. Here’s the best I’ve been able to do, glass dome and sterling silver platter. I may have to resort to making my own base. ($1/ea)
This is a custom made fabric bulletin board. The fabric coordinates with my Waverly curtains in the kitchen. I don’t particularly care for the ribbon used but don’t have any plans to change it. I doubt I will even notice it once I post pictures and papers. I’m still trying to find a a place to put it. For now, it sits on a picture easel on the kitchen counter.
All the above total $53.25 for an estimated savings of….. $395.
Live frugally and give alms.