Old Skills Our Grandparents Knew
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Old Skills Our Grandparents Knew (That Can Save You Money)

Do you ever think about all the things our grandmothers and great-grandmothers had to do to keep their houses and kitchens running? While we might see some of these things (such as knitting or gardening) as mere hobbies now, they were necessities of life for past generations. Most (or all) of the things in this …

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Hosting Thanksgiving Doesn’t Have to Be Stressful (and How to Keep it That Way)

No matter the size of the group you’re hosting this year for Thanksgiving, hosting this festive feast can come with its own unique set of stressors. As a holiday that revolves around food, Thanksgiving can place a lot of the work on one room (the kitchen) and one host (you) to get everything done. This …

Reasons to Shop at Thrift Stores
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You Don’t Have to be Poor to Shop Secondhand

Shopping secondhand, thrifting, going to the consignment store. Whatever you call it, buying used clothing, home decor, and many other things can save you money. Whether you shop used out of necessity because that’s all you can afford, you choose to do so to save money, or any of the the other wonderful reasons t …