3 Do’s & Don’ts of Consignment Events

3 Do's & Don'ts of Consignment Events

Go ahead and call me crazy, but there are few things that get me more excited than saving loads of money. Children take up very little space themselves but they require an enormous amount of stuff. It’s disproportionate, really. All that stuff costs a small fortune. At first, it was tempting to buy everything brand new so that my child was the first child to have ever touched this book or that blanket. I’ve lived and learned that kids don’t really need brand new stuff. Even used kids items are often like-new because kids outgrow things so quickly! I love to shop consignment now. I can find things for a fraction of the cost – sometimes with the tags still on them. Cha-ching!

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7 Tips to Save Your Family More Than $4,000/Year

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We all like to save money.  What started out as a necessity in our household has become somewhat of a game for me.  How much money can I save during this shopping trip?  How can we save an extra $20 this month?  Can we get by on $25 worth of groceries this week (without going hungry)?  It’s my own personal challenge. ;)

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Why New Parents Must Go To Yard Sales by Jason Ross {Guest Post}

I’m pleased to welcome Jason Ross today!  His blog is filled with awesome parenting tips, and I enjoy reading his perspective.  Thanks for being here, Jason!

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Jason Ross is a proud father of a 1 year old daughter, Abby, and blogging partner of Lauren Ross.  Not too long after his daughter was born he began blogging on Ordinary Parent as a way to offer his thoughts, opinions, and stories of parenthood that may help other parents, or expectant parents, along their journey.  His wife, Lauren, joins him with frequent posts as well. They are a couple ordinary parents, offering their advice for other ordinary parents. 

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Guest Post: DIY Baby Wipes by SupermomInTheMaking

Today, we have another guest post from my friend Rachel, from Supermom In The Making.  She blogs about the adventures of making it work with two hands and three babies.  Rachel is a mom to three children under the age of two, including 1-year-old twin girls.  Below, she teaches us how to save money by making our own baby wipes.  Enjoy!
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Finding Baby Clothes on Consignment

The midwest is experiencing an unseasonably warm spring (as in, temperatures 30 degrees higher than normal), and I realized that all of the shorts I have for C are a size too big.  ARGH.  Um, weather, didn’t you know that I don’t want to spend money buying C more clothes that he’ll only wear for a short period of time??!!

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Couponing 201: Strategy and Cost Standards

Here is lesson two in my couponing series!  You can find the first one, Couponing 101, here.  Today we’ll go more in-depth about couponing strategy.

I’ve found that it’s best to purchase two newspapers each week.  Be sure to check to see if the coupon inserts are inside before buying your papers!  There are people that steal coupon inserts or sometimes a paper gets missed in the stuffing process, but you don’t want to get home and discover that they’re missing.

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Couponing 101

By popular demand, I bring to you some basic couponing tips!  A coworker of Hubster’s taught me how to coupon nearly five months ago and it has become a hobby of mine.  The following are tips that she taught me as well as things that I have learned since I started couponing.  Happy savings!

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I Love Coupons

I think couponing is a way of embracing my new role as a stay-at-home mom.  While I do work from home, I also recognize the need to save money and keep a tight budget since we don’t have two full-time incomes.  Diapers are expensive, aren’t they?!  ;)

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The Krazy Coupon Lady

One of Hubster’s coworkers let me in on a fabulous website that is quickly becoming one of my favs: The Krazy Coupon Lady.  She lets readers in on all the awesome deals at numerous different stores each week.  Basically, she does all of the work for you!

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