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HOW TO LIVE ON THE CHEAP! BUT! GOOD!

I will be updating this as time goes on.

From being on my own. For three years. I should know something!

From going to “Aldi’ to “GFS” (Gordon Food Service”) And all things in-between! There are many different ways.

I go to GFS to buy my favorites! Food service trays of lasagna to mac & cheese, ravioli, so much more. This helps me stretch my food supply until the next month.

What I do with the food service cans of “chef-boy-ardee’s” ravioli. I take the sauce and use it when making other kinds of pasta.

When? And where possible! Always! Buy in bulk!

What lots of people do not know is that! You can reduce your electric bill dramatically!

Simply be unplugging what items you are not using at the time. An electrician informed me about it. IT WORKS! You will see the difference in about 2-3 months! Provided you stick to it!

I am not a “coupon clipper!” I think it’s a waste of time! Provided you know where the good deals are? Even if in those places that accept coupons. You are that much further ahead.

Not many of us. Know that! When you have bottles of body wash, shampoo dish soap and then some. What I do is. Turn the bottles upside down. It may seem silly! But! In due time, you will see a difference. You will not be going to the store as much. And buying the same thing because of it.

In buying anything that hs the energy star on it. Do so. That is where you can really save! Only if! You have to! Do not go to these other grocery stores like Save-a-lot and others. Only if necessary.

Cell phones! This! Is one close to everyone’s heart! Always!!!! Look for the best talk, text, data rates you can find. Even if you have to buy the phone. Depending on. The data you use. It’s still the best way to go. Some have extras! It just takes the time to find it.

I need to point out! You still need “Landline” service. Because! If the power goes out. Or! The power grid goes down! What do you have left? Cell phones last while the battery does! Then what?

During the “cold months!” Is the heat still enough? Try “space heaters”. Even the low priced one’s work. Weatherproofing! Using plastic sheets can work as well. Do not! Buying something because it says it’s for covering the windows and doors. What it says! Vs. What it really does? Two different things.

TBC!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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REMEMBER WHEN GOING TO THE STORE WAS WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE?

 

With all these retailers! Closing up shop!

I can remember when my mom wanted me to go to the store which was down the street from us where my parent and I lived. so was the drug store, hardware store, so on.

If we wanted a big ticket item? We had my sisters drive my mom and me to the catalog showroom stores. Or take a bus and go downtown and those big department stores.

Now with some stores that were time tested. Are not slowly. going away. But! Not with the board of directors! Getting their share of “Take the money and run!” job!

For those of you who may not know? What is a “Catalog showroom” store? Depending on the store! You would come in, either the store had items on display. Or You would walk up to a table, go through the catalog they had. Write down your order, present the order to the clerk. She would go in the back, fill your order, bring it to the front, pay for your order, and leave.

We had “our”” discount stores”. And “every day” discount stores. Not much difference in the two. But! HEY! saving money! Is saving money!

The 5 cent & $10..00 stores! There’s a list of them! Some in different parts of the USA! Some National.

Some of them were as well! Within walking distance. But those were small 5 & the 10’s!

It just seems like! Everything! Keeps changing! But not for the better!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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