Shopping Smarter, Not Harder

Shopping Smarter, Not Harder

  • For The New Collector: Three Considerations When Buying Collectible Figurines

    Whether you are purchasing antique collectible figurines for sale or modern pieces, there are some aspects you need to consider if you wish to place value on your collection. Where to obtain your figurines is one thing to consider, and you should also familiarize yourself with descriptive terms many collectibles are labeled with, such as Limited Edition (which is often abbreviated as LE) and Certificate of Authenticity (often referred to as COA).

  • Designing Your Vegetable Garden Planters To Be More Aesthetically Attractive

    Vegetable gardens often have a reputation for being bland or ugly, which is why so many aspiring gardeners choose to leave fruits and vegetables out of their outdoor planters. But besides providing you with a tasty and healthy snack, these productive plants can also be beautiful with the right planning and attention. These are four tips to help you enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables from your planters while still maintaining the appearance of your yard.

  • Learn How To Help Children Make Unique Butterfly Flower Pots For Mother's Day

    If you run an in-home daycare and want to help the children make creative gifts to give their mothers for Mother's Day, consider helping them make unique flower pots. You can purchase small or large pots to make a beautiful butterfly garden on the outside of the pot. The guide below walks you through everything you need to know about creating the unique flower pots for Mother's Day. Paint the Pots

  • Fun Ideas For Adding Ambiance To Your Patio

    Your patio is a great transitional space, a place where outdoors and indoors blend. There are so many activities you can do on your patio, such as lounge, cook out, watch the kids play, and entertain guests. Speaking of entertaining, when you're hosting guests, you probably want your space to have a different ambiance from when you're playing with the kids. Add décor touches to your patio to create a fun ambiance in your outdoor space.

  • Three Things To Do With Foreign Coins You Can't Use

    If you've ever found a stray Canadian penny among your change in the United States, or you've ended up with a bunch of foreign coins after a trip overseas, you may have found out how difficult it can be to get rid of those coins. In general, you're unlikely to get U.S. money for the coins like you could for paper bills, except in very specific circumstances. For example, Travelex notes that it does not purchase coins except for certain pound and euro coins.

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Shopping Smarter, Not Harder

After I became a mother, I realized that I was going to be spending quite some time shopping for supplies. I knew that when I wasn't getting groceries, I would likely be finding new clothes for my kids to wear and trying to find things for the house. Instead of spending loads of money on all of these shopping trips, I started trying to shop smarter, not harder. I started carefully evaluating things like price tags and sales, and it really made a big difference in our lives. This blog is all about saving money by buying the right things, and knowing how to avoid problems from overspending.