The Tightwad Gazette: Saving Money When You Have No Time

I wanted to talk about an article I read in Amy’s book. Sometimes when time is tight in our lives, we rationalize that we are ‘too busy’ to bother with being frugal, and even go a step further and justify why we should be able to spend a lot of money on convenience items because we ‘have no time’.

Our adventures in Apple Picking

It must be getting close to fall. While in the garage the other day, I saw the scarecrow decoration, and wondered if it was too soon to put it up. We decided to go apple picking today – I have missed it the last few years for one reason or another, and decided this year we were going to go,…

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Consumers Distributing

One of my childhood memories is Consumers Distributing. I loved this store – and I loved the catalog. You could “shop” at home, then go into the store, and just order what you wanted, and they would bring it to you (they also offered free delivery). There was a small storefront, with a few displays, but nothing that you could…

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Where to go Apple Picking in Mississauga

  It must be getting close to fall. While in the garage the other day, I saw the scarecrow decoration, and wondered if it was too soon to put it up. We decided to go apple picking today – I have missed it the last few years for one reason or another, and decided this year we were going to…

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Homemade PlayDoh

This is a timeless classic! I remember this activity from when we were kids. We didn’t use PlayDoh then (it existed, but I don’t remember us buying it). I do remember my mom making her own, and that’s what we would use. It was a salty, pliable dough, and we would have to remember to wrap it up in plastic…

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‘Food Prep Day’ – aka Sundays

Sundays are my Food Prep Day, and this is key for me in getting organized for the week. I use this day to get the fridge cleaned and sorted out for the week, wash and cut up fruits and veggies, and prep some simple staples to make the rest of the week easier. I get out the iPad, put on…

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Closet Cleaning Day

So the other day I ran out of hangers, and decided that it was time to clean out my closet. I figure that I only wear about 20% of the clothes that are in there, so it was time to weed out the garbage. So I started by taking everything out of the closet – from top to bottom. ┬áIt…

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