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  1. Stockpiling
    Lots of great info in this forum and I have been reading lots of threads. But I haven't yet found the answer to this question. I'm not a serious stockpiler, but I have been buying large bags (25-50 pounds) of dry goods like rice and beans for regular use. I know there are lots of places to buy...
  2. Secondhand Shopping
    ~I know about used bookstores, Half.com, library sales and the book sections of yard sales and thrift stores but what about other sources? Do you buy books at auction or educational fairs? How about swaps or Freecycle? Are there other good online resources? I'm about to buy a bunch of stuff for...
  3. Secondhand Shopping
    ~I've been thinking about this all week because I actually have so much available to me that I don't take advantage of. In my county there is a Goodwill, a Salvation Army, two independent thrift stores(that I know of), a Flea Market, seasonal yard sales, a couple of antique/junk...
  4. General Chat
    I am asking anyone in the Richmond area if they have any ideas on how to help a person and possibly two to get an emergency place to stay with no money (until the 3rd of Feb) This is my daughter (44) and maybe my grand daughter (20) to stay to get away from an abusive spouse. I'm at my wits end...
  5. Stockpiling
    stockpiling items like canned butter, powdered eggs and all the other items we use that are considered perishable except under refrigeration. We've managed a pretty good stockpile of canned, bottled and boxed goods and are moving on to the items that would normally be bought fresh and kept in...
  6. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    There have been many quotes offered up in debates, with no sources provided. If you take the time to look the information up, copy it, paste it as a quote in an attempt to strengthen your argument, kindly take the 2 extra seconds to kindly make a link to it. A source is a source, but a...
  7. Hobbies
    I may end up doing some gifts in a jar this year for Christmas and possibly some homemade lip balms, bath salts, etc. I'd like to hear some ideas from everyone on the cheapest sources online or otherwise to buying supplies like mason jars, bath salt/lip balm containers, etc. Perhaps someplace...
  8. Freebies
    http://www.kabspo.com/product/sources-of-litter-coloring-poster-78/?cPath=114
  9. Green Living
    Anyone know where a place to get coupons for natural food brands like Maranatha, Clover, Burt's Bees, Cascadian Farms, etc? I once got a big book of them at a fair but that doesn't happen everyday!
  10. Utilities
    We have a gas furnace for our main heating source, a wood burning fireplace and a small electric portable heater.
  11. Kitchen Basics
    I used to think our town had only two sources to buy groceries. We had two supermarkets, that's it. Was more partial to one over the other. But with my new frugal mind the shopping has expanded! I can now proudly include Wal-Mart (not a supercenter, but they recently just added food...
  12. Preparedness and Survival
    Our home is all electric with forced air. We do not have a fireplace. Are there portable heaters that can safely be burned indoors without loading up the air with poison? I've read that kerosene heaters should be used in a 'well-ventilated' area. Doesn't that mean the window would be open and it...
  13. Utilities
    http://www.the-home-improvement-web.com/information/how-to/heat-saving-tips.htm
  14. Education
    Yes, it's that time of year again! School has started and we may find ourselves either needing to sell some of the things we are finished using or buy something to supplement what we already have. What are your favorite online sources that you buy or sell used curriculum through? I have used...
  15. Sewing
    :wave: HI!!!!!.....Does anyone know of any good inexpensive sources for mohair or faux fur for teddy bears?????:tedpink: :tedblue:
  16. Green Living
    A Cook's Tour of Vegetarian Food Sources Adapted From: Vegetarian Cooking For Dummies® Vegetarian kitchens are among the most interesting because vegetarian cuisine draws from many different cultures. A kitchen stocked with wholesome ingredients for meatless meals means cupboards, fridge, and...
  17. Frugal Living
    I want to become a Coupon Goddess...LOL Where do you find coupons and how do you find them in quantity?
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