- Hotdogs (we had a stock pile of 20 already)
- Bacon (we had 15 Smithfield bacon in the freezer)
- Chips ( not to down grade the off brand, but when you have been couponing and get the lays the others aren’t as good)
We are still saving money regardless of the cut backs, but not as good as we were doing a year ago.
Take inventory of the things you have in your house. Know when it is getting low and add it to your shopping list.
Well it is that time of year again and it is time to declutter and get rid of some of your unwanted items and make a little extra money. Kids Carousel, Children Clothing Exchange, and Women Clothing Exchange are holding their annual Fall consignment sales.
Consignment shops help consignors make hundreds of dollars reselling their children’s clothes and toys while providing families an excellent opportunity to meet their clothing needs at very affordable prices.
Here are some general pricing guidelines:
- Clothing items: 30 – 50% of retail value, depending on condition and label.
- Price infant clothes LOW. We get so many baby clothes that shoppers can afford to be picky. Bring only your best & price them competitively.
- Shoes should be priced 10 – 20% of retail value. Only bring your very best shoes. No scuffed toes or worn soles.
- Furniture, equipment, and toys – 40 – 60% of retail value, depending on condition and current popularity.
- Price nursery bedding sets very low. They are hard to display and harder to sell.
- Make sure to iron and make your clothes appealing. (Most people can not overlook the wrinkles and see a diamond in the rough)
It is a widely held fact that “a man’s home is his castle” – even if he does not live in an actual castle. Faith Hill sang about it, so you’d best believe it. We all know what she gets like when she doesn’t get what she wants. While castles themselves are often littered with rooms, luxuries and servants, non-castles are usually littered with errant toys and, well, litter. However, there is one commonality between both castles and non-castles…they both have throne rooms. And these rooms are where EffTD and Eventualism really take hover (I say hover instead of flight because it is, after all, appropriately eventual).
In the times before now when there were kings that actually mattered, both the King and Queen (and sometimes the Jack) would sit upon thrones during ceremonial exercises such as knightings, beheadings and pilates. All of these ceremonies were eventual in nature, and the throne was designed as a comfortable way for the monarchs to pass the time comfortably so that they would not lose their heads during them (as opposed to the beheadee). In modern times, the throne is sat upon for various lengths of time. During these times, which are sometimes known as movements despite the fact one is sitting still, one can “zone out” or “zen out” depending on the mood and temperament, read (or be read to via audiobook or, if you live in a castle, a servant) or simply do nothing at all. It is a time to simply be (or do something that rhymes with “be”). I think it is crucial for every budding Eventualist to discover the power behind the throne and treat your self to a “Bathroom Retreat” eventually. If you happen to live in a castle, then you can take part in both this and a retreat of your choosing – since you live in a castle. Suggested listening: Uncle John’s Slight Irregular Bathroom Reader.