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Just being thriftyPosted Saturday, July 25, 2009, at 10:41 AM
Buy used, fix and barter...
Now I see the wisdom.
The other day my Kirby broke. The hose that feeds the trash into the bag had torn a hole it in it. We managed to fix it by cutting off the bad spot and re attaching it.
I have found myself fixing or modifying things around the house to extend the life of them.
What are some of the things that you are doing to be thrifty and help extend the life of some of your things?
When I was a child we did not throw away the TV set, we went and had the tubes tested and bought new tubes..
I used to poke around in the dumps and find all kinds to treasures, much to the dismay of my mother.
I still look for treasures at yard sale and the Goodwill.
Some I can resale, some I keep.
We are putting up a privacy fence that formerly was used in a school in east Tennessee, we paid 500.00 for the lot on Govdeals.com.
That same amount would have cost double had we bought it new.
I am looking for ways to save for school supplies and clothing. Last year, when the ridiculous dress code came in effect, I went to Franklin and bought all my child's polo shirts at the Goodwill.
Our Goodwill here had been wiped clean.
What are you doing to save? Have you started a garden and are canning this year? (I hate cooking so that would not be me...)
I get used everything books, clothing and cars. I just bought a fantastic Volvo for a great deal. It just needed some TLC.
Tell me your ideas for saving. Do you barter, buy used or save and repair?
I look foward to your responses!
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Lesa Cox has owned a cleaning service and a bookstore; now, she repairs and maintains computers for the elderly and others on a fixed income. She enjoys animals, gardening, books and fixing old cars. She and her husband have one son, who suffers from Asperger's syndrome.
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