I’m a bargain shopper from ‘way back when’! Most of you know that I raised 4 sons and they were very close in age so I had 4 teenagers at the same time! I remember when we went through one loaf of bread every day and one gallon of milk every two days! So there was never money for ‘extras’. So I bargain shopped then by going to garage sales. I bought so many of their toys, games and even sports equipment from garage sales. This still can be a fun way to bargain shop. ( I don’t go to garage sales any more… but never say never!)
My favorite stores now are Thrift stores. I don’t shop at Goodwill or Antique stores very often but there are two really good thrift stores near me. One is a Hospice Thrift Store and the other is a thrift store sponsored by a local church. I find some of the best deals at these two stores and I never spend very much money.
Of course for clothing or household items that you need to buy new, it’s fun to spend time looking through the clearance racks at the mall. I usually buy my clothes at the end of the season and get great deals on everything.
I know there are many that take advantage of the big stores like ALDI, Sams and Big Lots but they aren’t on my regular shopping route. I do shop at Walmart. It’s very close to my house and has the best prices on so many necessities! The Dollar Stores have good prices, too but I avoid them because of all of the cheap ‘Made in China’ items. I know it’s fun to change our décor but I find things at the Thrift store for less money and think it’s a better way to ‘recycle’ and have the money I spend go to a good cause, too.
I like to shop!
I’m not a big spender but I love finding a bargain!
My photos are taken of the view from my kitchen sink. I took the big live oak tree with azaleas blooming today but used an old photo (below) of my kitchen from a couple of months ago decorated with Christmas candles. If I took this last shot today, I would get 2 laptop computers that my husband has on the kitchen table! haha! I thought you would rather see candles!
For online shopping I like Amazon. It’s a great site to compare prices, too. Of course ETSY is wonderful for handmade items and vintage things.
Do you have other online stores that you enjoy?
What are some of the ways you save money
when you shop for the ‘extras’?