And now, the Home Ever After Readers’ Frugal Tips- Email Edition…
Jennifer (working mom of 4) said:
On Under the Bathroom Sink
“Just wanted to let you know a tip that I discovered for under my bathroom sink. An insane amount of things get lost under mine, or used to. I bought a cheap plastic basket from Walmart that fit perfectly under there. It’s now very simple to pull the basket out and see what products I have down there. I wish I would have done that before, when my hot water pipe busted under there, it would’ve been much faster to pull everything out before all the water damage.
On Yes, I Bring My Husband His Slippers
“I was reading your blog again today, great stuff! I liked the one about doing nice things for your husband. Until [name], I was never shown love in those kind of ways. I always did the little things, but never received them. It’s amazing how much of a difference it makes in the way you feel about the relationship. And it just seems to build and build, the more we show each other, the more we want to
The [newspaper company] has a bin of end rolls of unprinted newspaper available for free. I used to pick them up, wrap my presents and have the kids decorate with paint, stamps, etc. Fun project for the kids, free wrapping paper for you!”
Janette (working mom of 4) said:
“I made a list for my pantry of stock items and taped it to the door so that my hubby could see what needed to go on the shopping list at a quick glance. I based my list off a 30 day rotating menu schedule of family favorites.
I am currently working on a cookbook… and when I requested the information box from Morris Press, they sent me samples of different cookbooks they had published. I’ve done this twice now over the last few years and have added to my cookbook collection for free! Just make sure to use your business or organization name when requesting the materials.
…I was at [thrift store] today and they have LOTS of really awesome name brand clothes out. I bought some brand new Ralph Lauren, Liz Claiborne, Limited Too, Gap, Old Navy and the Children’s Place clothes for me and the kids; most of it either had the original tags still on it or had only been worn once or twice. I ended up with seven shirts and three pairs of pants for $30 and with my coupon, I got one item for free.
…one of my favorite things to do when I am at any friend or relatives home is to look through their cookbooks. I’ve gotten lots of family favorites this way. I started writing in my cookbooks the date I tried something and whether it was a hit or not so that I don’t repeat it if it was a bomb.
Your website is filled with great thoughts and ideas which we will be using when I lose my income in a couple of months. So, it will be hello peanut butter and jelly and lots of ramen. I didn’t realize how spoiled I’d become. It will certainly be back to the basics like it was when we first got married 12 years ago. It’s been a long time since we lived paycheck to paycheck with a few bucks to go on. I’m trying to get used to it again. But, you know what they say, you spend what you make and your standard of living goes right along with it. This experience will force us to get back to a more frugal way of living which I have been trying to implement for some time now.”