(Closed) Money Saving Tips

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Frequenting ebay or high-end consignment shops is a great way to save money and get fashionable pieces. Ultimately, you need to work on your spending to save, so start by setting some limits/”rules” for yourself as well!

Post # 5
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10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I used to be like you, shopping alllll the time. And then, I realized – when cleaning out my closet for a move – that I only wear about 15% of my wardrobe. The rest sits untouched. Trendy pieces worn once or twice, some with tags still on were what made up the 85% I didn’t wear. I added up the cost of those clothes and was so horrified that it actually stopped me from shopping unless it 1. replaced a functioning item in my wardrobe 2. was of high quality (no cheap H&M or Old Navy i,pulse shopping where the clothes fall apart 2 months later) and 3. I couldn’t stop thinking about it/live without it and it went with multiple different outfits.

Having fun goals to work towards with saving really helps, too. For me, my husband and I were saving towards a 6 month trip backpacking through Asia. That helps my focus a lot! Did I want a $35 shirt, or a 2 nights in a hotel in Cambodia temple-hopping? Easy choice.

Post # 6
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1463 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

One thing that I’ve saved a lot of money with is coupons. I got a groupon for our invitations (I got the all for $45) and one for our photo guestbook. I got a livingsocial coupon for a glass blowing experience we thought would make a fun date. I’ve also used JoAnns coupons for wedding supplies. I’m making our table runners, and I got the fabric at a thrift store for about $8 all together. 

As far as everyday life Fiance and I ave been having so much fun shopping at Savers (or your friendly neighborhood thirft store) lately. It depends on your area, but ours has a lot of gently used clothes (and household things), often from good quality brands. I got 7 pieces of clothing (5 shirts, a skirt and some shorts) last weekend for abot $20. We found a shirt similar to the one Fiance found for about $100 online and 2 of the one I found were from Banana Republic. Maybe it’s weird, but we find it pretty entertaining too. 

Post # 7
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161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you already have a lot of clothes you might consider opening an account at a consignment store. I have done this in the past, selling items I no longer wore or that were impulse buys. Best tip I would give is if you see something you just have to have, leave it at the store and give yourself time to evaluate the purchase – I bet this cuts down on your spending. 

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