Shopping Smarter, Not Harder

Shopping Smarter, Not Harder

  • Kitchen Cutting Boards: Cut It Out: What Is The Right One For You?

    What kind of cutting board is in your kitchen? A kitchen cutting board is a must for anyone who regularly cooks, and it can save a lot of wear and tear on your kitchen counters, too. Experts suggest that you replace your cutting board every few years, but what kind of food prep cutting board makes the most sense for you?  Here is what you should know:   Wood A popular choice for many home cooks is wooden cutting boards, which are inexpensive and widely available.

  • The Benefits Of Adding Residential Exterior Lights To Your Home

    Are you thinking about what addition you'd like to make to your house next? If you don't yet have residential exterior lights installed on your property, there are a number of reasons why you might want this to be your next move as a homeowner. Here's how adding additional lighting to the outside of your house can benefit your property and your family. Boost Your Safety If your particular street is not well-lit or if you live in an area of town with a higher rate of crime, you might be looking for additional ways to make your property feel as safe as possible for your family.

  • 3 Ways High School Students Can Utilize Reusable Bags

    High school students often keep their schedules busy. Along with a filled schedule comes a filled backpack, but sometimes a single bag isn't enough. Instead of carrying a disposable bag around school all day, high school students can choose something a little more fashionable like reusable bags. Reusable bags have a lot more durability and come in multiple designs so students can show off interests and style. Check out some of the ways high school students can use a standard reusable bag on a daily basis.

  • 4 Things You Should Never Pawn

    When you are strapped for cash and need money fast, the temptation to pawn your possessions can be great. However, there are some items that you should never bring to a pawnbroker under any circumstances. Here are four items that don't belong at local pawn shops: Items from an active divorce case If you are going through a divorce, it is best not to pawn any belongings just yet. You may need them later in the proceedings, especially if your ex claims they purchased the items.

  • Tips For Selecting A New Faucet For Your Kitchen That Matches Your Sink And Decor

    A new kitchen faucet is a great way to give your kitchen a new look without spending a lot of money. Before you start looking at your options and fall in love with a particular style and finish, consider your sink and what will match it best. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when you go shopping for a new faucet. Match The Sink Size  A large sink with a small faucet might look odd, and a small sink with a large one might look weird too, but more importantly a large, gooseneck model might cause splashing in a small sink.

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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.