Hello and welcome to the new year (and decade!) I hope everyone has recovered nicely from their holidays and is ready to buckle down and get frugal.
Tip 1-Moving? Need more space? As stores clear out old inventory and deal with post-holiday sluggish sales, this is a good time to raid their box bins! Liquor store have been the traditional go-to of the thrifty packer (and still should be), but you should also consider grocery stores, big box chain stores, and home improvement stores. All recceived goods to sell over the holidays and all need to stash their trash. For more permanent storage, consider the holiday-colored plastic bins. They may not be clear, but I bet they’re on sale!
Tip 2-Need to protect plants? Instead of using your good towels or sheets, go to a local thrift store and buy a few. This way, if something gets grubby, you didn’t ruin that set that you got as a wedding gift. You also have beach blankets and potential Halloween costumes, too!
Tip 3-If, like the Frugal Teacher, you are heading back to school, don’t be afraid to shop for the best book prices. Amazon does really well and has free shipping over $25. AddAll.com, a search engine for book sellers, can also point you in the direction of what seller has what books and all the associated costs. You can also rent the books, scour bulletin boards at your school, filch them from the school library and pay the fines, or see if you can sweet-talk someone into giving you a copy.