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  1. Question and Answer
    Hello - I'm a 22 year old cis female, and I have no idea what the "basic" prices for clothes are. My family is very poor. So growing up we only got clothes one time of the year : School Season I was never bought clothes unless it was a necessary. On top of this I have major issues with numbers...
  2. Secondhand Shopping
    Two weeks ago, Goodwill had all clothes for $1.00. I found 4 coats 3 scarves, 4 pants and two purses. Just this past Sunday they had another $1.00 sale. I picked up 3 jackets, 5 tops, and two coats. And it gets better. I stopped at the St. Vincent DePaul shop and it was quarter day. I...
  3. Blog
    I have always been creative when it comes to restyling my thrift shop finds. Something in me is compelled to change the item once it is in my possession. From clothes, accessories and furniture. I must put my stamp on it. Lately I have been redesigning some of my old pieces as well as my...
  4. Secondhand Shopping
    This actually my post from my blog. Since I have started back to school, I have decided to update my wardrobe. I stopped by a local church and they were having a clothes give-away. I cleaned up(I also donate back to this church and several organization with the clothes, purse, shoes, that I do...
  5. Blog
    I have always been a thrift shop/garage sale baby. Since moving to another state, the thrift shops in my area leave a little to the imagination. Now that I am visiting my family(I am staying with my son, who happens to live around the corner from a thrift shop, what joy, what rapture), the...
  6. Laundry
    My husband has made me one of these and it is HUGE!! It holds a ton of clothes too. Its been 9 1/2 years and its time for a new one!!! I think the supplies cost 30 dollars or so, but price one a boughten one that is 6 1/2 feet tall by 4 foot and you will be paying well over 100.00 for...
  7. Secondhand Shopping
    I needed new clothes so in desperation I bought a pair of denim Capri's at Walmart - $17 dollars for 1 pair. and I eyed a cream colored shirt but $13 felt like to much so I left it there. Then headed to the Goodwill and spent about $17 and got 2 pairs of dress pants ( one Land's End and the...
  8. Secondhand Shopping
    Last Saturday, I went to another clothes give away. I almost did not go. I picked up 5 pairs of pants, 10 blouses, two purses, and a plant stand. I also dropped off two bags of clothing I was not wearing anymore. We have another one this Saturday and next Friday.
  9. Freebies
    Receive a Free Shout® Color Catcher® sample: Receive a FREE Shout® Color Catcher® Sample With Color Catcher® you can mix whites, lights and colors without worrying about color runs. No need to separate clothes by color! Color Catcher® traps loose dyes and dirt released during the wash cycle. At...
  10. Frugal Living
    I was looking over all my clothes I bought this year for me. looking at the cost of eat item. Because of size change almost a complete wardrobe was needed. Besides a pair of jeans ( bought with coupon on sale $17) and a pair of corduroys from the Goodwill ($5.34) everything else was under $5...
  11. Secondhand Shopping
    Few weeks back I let my sis take me to the spa. We were celebrating my hubby's good 'cancer free' news with facials and getting our toes done. Extra nice since she felt the need to pay for it all. It was a treat. She then tortured me after with dragging me to the mall. Let me just say now...
  12. General Chat
    I remember my mother having a feature on her washing machine called a sud saver where the water from the washing machine went into the dura tub (which was plugged) and could be pumped back into the washing machine to be reused for a second load. You can no longer buy these washers, BUT I was...
  13. Sewing
    Does anyone out here make custom barbie clothes??? I am looking to replicate my Track & Field Uniform from college to have a barbie wear as part of our grooms cake topper for our upcoming wedding. I could probably makeshift something but if I could get quality I would keep it on my desk at...
  14. Blog
    Short on cash, and looking for ways to save on back to school clothes? Here are several strategies to try: Start with a Wardrobe Inventory Before you head out to shop for back to school clothes, take an inventory of your child's wardrobe to determine what she needs, and more importantly, what...
  15. Blog
    I finally started a coupon club in my area. I was kinda of disappointed that only two people responded to my ad, but I will keep hope alive. The one person I met, we are on the same page. She is very frugal like me. We discussed a few things and she is going to bring her friends(who...
  16. Frugal Living
    I was wondering what it was like in other places. I live in a low income area more that 50% of students on free or reduced lunch.Here needy parents can get help with back to school supplies and back to school clothing. Salvation Army gives elementary students that qualify a free new backpack...
  17. Secondhand Shopping
    My oldest niece gave my daughter 2 1/2 big trash bags full of clothes. They are all in excellent shape and now I do not have to buy any clothes for her for school, other than underclothes!! My niece cuts our hair and she doesn't ever want me to pay her for it but after this, I will make sure...
  18. Blog
    I wonder why people seem to think that because I am thrifty and frugal, there must e something wrong with me. I went shopping armed with my coupons and my friend looked at me strange. She wanted to know was it worth it to clip coupons, watch for sales, and all the other work you might have...
  19. Secondhand Shopping
    ~Today's loot: 7 tops for me 24 months outfit for dd, gap jeans and top pair of vintage baby bloomers 1 top to make a bag out of 21 tees for diapers and a solid plastic drawer thing that cleaned up great! I paid $3!~
  20. Laundry
    Would homemade detergent work well when handwashing clothes? I'm not going to be literally doing it "by hand" in the sense of washing them in the sink or anything, but I'm rigging up a contraption with some 5-gallon buckets and whatnot...but that's besides the point haha. The point is that...
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