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Friday, May 22, 2009

Thrifty Thursday

Today I have a few tips that I have gathered together for those of us trying to save a few pennies...

To Save Candles

-- Go ahead and pop your candles in the freezer for an hour before burning them, cold candles last longer and don't drip as much.

Think before you buy

-- Before you buy anything (except for necessities) allow yourself time to think as long as it would take to make the money to buy the item. For example, if you are going to buy a new pair of shoes for $60.00 and you make $20.00 an hour...think on that for 3 hours before you buy it.

For your garden

-- A lot of people do not know that Starbucks gives away free coffee grounds as compost for your garden. Ask your local Starbucks for details.

Don't feel deprived

-- If you are cutting back on expenses (which most of us around American are), don't feel deprived, just make a list of 5-10 things that you love to do that cost no money and then do one of those every day so you remember that the best things in life really are free. (Mine are listening to new music, blogging, reading a great book, watching things on my DVR, and organizing around the house)

Those are my thrifty tips for the day. I hope that you use one of them and have a great day!

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