On Tueday I spent a beautiful day in what I call "My Happy Place"; Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It was great to visit 5 quilt shops and have a delicious lunch. I will be going back in a few weeks for the The AQS Quilt Show and The Lancaster Quilt Show. This week I will attend The Quiltfest of New Jersey. I am sooooo glad that it is quilt show season!
Now, on to Thrifty Thursday. Today I have five tips to save money. Hopefully they will help in your quest to be more thrifty.
1. Disconnect land phone line if possible. Unless you have small children or older people to take care of, it is more than likely that you will be able to survive with only your cell phone.
We decided to switch our land line phone number to our cell phone account. This way we have a phone number to use when we need to give a number but don't want to give out our cell numbers. We just retrieve messages when needed.
2. Instead of buying books, borrow books from the library. Whenever possible, borrow your books instead of buying them. The card to your public library is free, and the libraries are generally well stocked.
In Mercer County, NJ, the chain of public libraries is connected and the available books can be checked online. If there is a book I can't find in my local branch, I can request online for it to be brought in from one of the other branches to mine which is very convenient.
3. If you have to buy books, check if you can buy them used. Used books do not quite give the same feeling as leafing through the crisp pages of a brand new book.
But considering that you can get used books for almost as much as half the price of a new book, it is a small price to pay. You might want to check out Amazon.com for both new and used books.
4. Price check before buying anything expensive. When contemplating an expensive purchase it would behoove you to do a price check before buying the item.
If you can wait for a while you can track the prices and grab a great deal when it comes along. Frequently available online coupons make it even more easy to save some money. This is especially true when purchasing any electronics.
5. Avoid impulse buying. Make it a habit to avoid impulse buying. Many of the things you want to buy do not seem all that necessary, if you only wait for a day or two. Also, waiting means you will be able to check prices and make an informed decision to buy it at the best price possible.
Following these tips will certainly help you save a few dollars.
Words of Wisdom
Many troubles are avoided by leading a simple life.
Until Next Time.....Happy Stitching!!!