I love a good deal. Craigslist and Good Will are my favorite kind of shopping. This may be due to dressing a family of 4 on a budget, but, when it comes right down to it, I blame my mother. She is the queen of cheep shopping, after all, she had to dress a family of 5! I think of it this way: I am currently bringing in very little money. Funny how moms work really hard but don't make much. Since I am not bringing in the big bucks, the only way I can contribute to the budget is by making it stretch. So I do a lot of my own baking. I bought a clothes line, it keeps the house cooler by not running the dryer and saves money too. I shop sales. Most of all, I love to shop Goodwill, garage sales, Freecycle and Craigslist. My Current good deals:
1-Single bike trailer for Matt and Amanda, Burley-$10 Goodwill
2- Wooden table and chair for Elie's room-$6 Goodwill
3- Loving Family Doll house-$5 Garage Sale
4- 20 outfits for Elie and Addie-$5 Garage Sale
5- Train Table- Free Freecycle
Some may call this cheap, but thrifty sounds so much nicer!