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Americanís adjusting to down economy, decreasing spending, thrift store shopping, Americanís becoming fiscally conservative, improving daily spending habits, sale shopping

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Old 04-03-2009, 09:30 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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LOl- sweetlady, love your post. I am buying my 15 YO Axe liquid soap and using leftover hotel soaps for me. What is wrong with that picture?!

While I don't know that I will grow a garden- I can't stand gardeing and my HOA won't allow it, Iwill keep looking for ways to cut costs. My newest is eyemakeup remover- used to spend over $40 for Lancome, went to Mary Kay and last week tried the grocery store brand for under $7. It works just as well as the other ones, but is much, much less expensive..
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Old 04-04-2009, 05:29 AM
 
Location: NW Montana
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Folks here were obviously never starving students. Your little tricks and tips I learned many years ago, and being a nervous nellie I never stopped doing them. One thing, I never bought thrift store shoes for the little ones, no matter how nice they look your children's feet are still developing. Good luck.
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Old 04-04-2009, 06:54 AM
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While I don't know that I will grow a garden- I can't stand gardeing and my HOA won't allow it, Iwill keep looking for ways to cut costs. ..
I've lived in places where I could not garden. Do you have house plants? I changed my house plants to "house crops" an eggplant is really a pretty plant. Forget spider plants, go with green beans, and cherry tomatoes. When giving directions to my house I would here "oh, you have the hanging tomato plant in the window"

Now I garden out of containers (I live in the woods, and don't have a traditional garden spot) The containers may not produce as much as traditional gardens, but they do produce, and I'm still eating last years harvest.
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