Shopping Smarter, Not Harder

Shopping Smarter, Not Harder

  • 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.

  • Choosing Your First Guitar: Acoustic Or Electric

    When shopping for a guitar, you have two main options – acoustic or electric. As a novice, the process would be so much easier if someone could definitively say that one option was better than the other. It's not quite that simple. There is a variety of factors that must be taken into account in order to make the right selection. Make sure you know what to look for, to make a more accurate decision.

  • Tips On Choosing And Caring For Earbuds

    If you have a lot of electronics, chances are that you probably either want or have at least one pair of earbuds. Earbuds are useful with everything from computers to Mp3 players. Chances are that you've gone through more than one pair as well, and may have come across a few that didn't work well or seem to break in only a few months. Finding good earbuds which last may require a little research and some extra care so that you can get the best ones for you.

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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.