Weekend links, a winner and another $10 giveaway
Last week, I asked for your favorite frugal article and offered $10 for the best one. As I expected, there were some real treasures. Bethany suggested an old favorite of mine, the classic SNL skit Don't Buy Stuff You Cannot Afford. I also really enjoyed Heather's Selective Squeamishness. And Marci reminded me of an idea for frugal Christmas gifts that I'm going to run past my husband because it really appeals to me.
But the single article that really reached out and grabbed me was the one that has the broadest application. It's not just about saving money, though it could certainly help accomplish that goal. It's not just about living simply, though it would lead one in that direction:
Make Home a Haven Using Personal Filters reminds the reader that personal responsibility and discipline are not out of our reach, and they are not a drudgery. They really do make life better for us and for those around us. I'm very thankful to Jenny for sharing the link, and it's my pleasure to paypal her $10 as this week's winner.
Some of my favorite reads this week are below.
- 10 Uses for Old T-shirts - Too much fun! T-shirt yarn is my favorite, because it's quick and easy and it opens the door to so many more crafts.
More great stuff:
- The Cheapest Way to Rent a Car - We own a van, but occasionally find it helpful and even frugal to rent a small car. It's always nice to know where to get the best deal.
- 12 Items You Should Buy at The Dollar Store - I love shopping at The Dollar Tree, but it's nearly impossible for me to leave with only what I came for. There are too many good deals to be had. Maybe I need to print and read this before I enter.
- Shelf Life and Storage Process for 51 Foods - There's a heaping dose of common sense here, and plenty of useful info as well.
- 60 Ways to Make Life Simple Again - I agree with most of these, but I can't ignore the irony: 60 things is a lot to change or even remember.
- Canned vs. Dried Beans: Which are Cheaper? - I can my own dried beans: cheap and convenient, and canning in the pressure cooker actually cooks them in less time than cooking them the old-fashioned way.
- 13 Frugal Home Budgeting Tips You've Probably Never Heard Of - Make a grilled cheese sandwich using an iron? Really? I've got to try this, just for the laughs if nothing else!
Let's play again. What was your favorite frugally-oriented article this week? I'll paypal $10 to the commenter who leaves the best link, with the same guidelines as last week. Pump up your chance of winning by saying a few words about why you love the link you suggest.