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moving tips

posted by: LMRinc on 07.12.2013 at 02:27 pm in Buying and Selling Homes Forum

Ugh, our move is coming soon and I just want some great tips on how to get through it as painless as possible.

We've hired a moving company and I was thinking I would let them pack up the kitchen so I don't have to deal with all the glass and fragile stuff...is this a good idea?

We are selling a lot of our furniture to the buyers so we won't have too much big stuff to move.

any tips would be appreciated.

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clipped on: 07.14.2013 at 09:03 pm    last updated on: 07.14.2013 at 09:03 pm

Mom's and Grannie's funny frugal practices

posted by: patser on 10.10.2008 at 11:54 am in Money Saving Tips Forum

Is there a frugal practice that your parents or grandparents participated in that you thought was funny and somewhat ridiculous? What are those practices? I'm interested in hearing ways that those who lived through or were impacted by the Great Depression saved money. I'll start -

1. My mother NEVER bought paper towel. Any old cloth item went into the rag bag. I grew up using cloth rags only.
2. My mom curled my sister's and my hair by ripping those rags into strips, and then she wrapped and tied the strips around chunks of our hair. No curlers in our house.
3. My mom darned holes in our socks until I got to be a teen.

I'm hoping to gain suggestions of things my family can start practicing....I don't think the next few years are going to be too much fun.

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clipped on: 02.27.2012 at 02:00 pm    last updated on: 02.27.2012 at 02:05 pm