April showers may bring May flowers, but the end of April also brings May sales. This month is full of great things to buy at low prices.
Vinegar is awesome. It’s one of those magical things that have many different uses. Best of all, vinegar is super cheap and environmentally friendly. I keep two spray bottles at hand, one with pure white distilled vinegar and one with 50% vinegar and 50% water.
Take a Family Portrait If your Mom always loved yearly family portraits, now would be a great time to surprise her. Dig through your old photos and see if there’s a special occasion you can reenact. Many portrait studios have great promotions for Mother’s Day, JC Penny has a coupon for 30% off.
Grocery shopping is one of your monthly (or weekly) bills that you have control over and saving money here requires planning and forethought. Besides clipping coupons, there are other tools available to help you save money on groceries.
Econobusters has a great article listing ten uses for plastic milk jugs. Here are some highlights: Cut the tops off of plastic milk jugs, poke holes in the bottom and use them to start seeds. Cut the bottom off and use as mini-greenhouses to cover plants. Remove the cap on warm days to let heat out and remove altogether when it gets hot in there…
When you’re on a budget, having a night out with friends becomes a rare event because it can get very expensive. It may seem like your only options are to either spend a small fortune or miss out on the fun and stay home, but that’s not the case. Here are some ways to save money while still having a fun-filled night on the town.
Laundry is not only a chore, but it can get expensive, especially if you don’t have your own washing machine. My apartment complex charges over $3 to wash and dry one load of clothes and I don’t even know how much for-profit Laundromats charge. Here are some ways to reduce the amount of laundry you do.
While it may not seem like April is good for shopping, there are actually sales hidden throughout the month, if you know where to look. Here is April’s edition of Best Time to Buy.
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