I tend to hold on to
clothes until they're falling apart – stains on the cuff, rips at the
seam, and faded. In that condition, I don't feel right donating them to a
charity shop. But I also don't feel right just tossing old clothes in
the trash and adding to our ever-growing landfills. So I end up with
bags of unwanted clothes taking up space in my closet.
I stumbled across the bags while I was spring cleaning. Instead of just
tossing them back in the closet and forgetting for another year, I
decided to do find a way to re-purpose the clothes. Turns out, old
clothes have plenty of new uses, and I've saved a bunch of money reusing
something to boot.
I'm usually appalled when my mother asks for detailed Christmas lists for each member of our family in October. "Really?!" I want to scream, "I haven't even got the last stitches in the Halloween costumes, and you want Christmas lists?" Instead, I smile and politely oblige, having no other choice if I want to keep peace in the family.
This year, however, after spending several days compiling these lists (after all, I don't want my children getting toys they have no interest in, or worse yet, socks, for Christmas), I had an epiphany: I could get my shopping done in November, save some much cherished cash, and enjoy the entire month of December by baking, playing with my family, and not stressing about shopping!
No, I haven't thanked my dear mother, but I did learn some interesting information about the best things to buy, and not to buy, in November.
It is estimated that back-to-school spending will cost an average of $600-800 per student this year. Fortunately we're taking the sting out of school supply shopping with a one-stop source for the best Back-to-School deals. With gas prices continuing to rise and time running out before the fall semester starts, Savings.com offers the quickest and easiest way to save money on back-to-school needs.
It seems every day I receive an email from a reader asking me how to look rich, how to look as though one spent a million dollars but only spent a dime. As a women who has champagne tastes, but a beer budget, these are rules I follow to look stylish, elegant, sophisticated, and yes, rich:
Zombies, the creeping dead rising up from a roadside graveyard near you in all their flesh-eating glory, are cooler than ever. A resurgence in interest for all things Romero, as well as the growing popularity of recent hit video games, comic books and TV shows like The Walking Dead can attest to that fact.
The zombie fan subculture is on the rise and in this latest installment of the Wacky Product of the Week, I bring you the perfect cannibal corpse accessory to don while pretending to get your slow ramble on.