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One of the hard things to do when you are saving money, is to ignore the great sales specials that they have, especially in a tight economy when they are trying to at least just move the merchandise out of the store! 20%-75% off sales on everything from clothes to small household appliances…this can be very tempting!
Here’s the deal:
I am ELIMINATING stuff from our house and freeing us from clutter! As I go through our house, room by room, shelf by shelf, I am either adding it to the Garage Sale pile or the weekly Freecycle box that I post and gift to someone else. *IF* there is anything that I REALLY need, I keep an eye on Freecycle for that to be posted as an offer from someone – or put it on the Garage Sale list…so we hunt for it while we are out and about. This way I get it free for for just a few pennies instead of brand new and at close to retail prices.
No matter HOW good a deal something is – it is NO bargain if you simply don’t have room for it with your current budget.
I DO wish that the retailers could leave this holiday alone for it’s true meaning…it’s to remember those that have fallen while serving our country — not about keeping the malls open. Just thinking about the people in our family that will never come back…Long time military family here, every generation back to the Civil War…
Please take a moment to remember and be thankful to our service people. Maybe get out and see a parade this morning – and clap very loudly for those veterans marching down the street.
Happy Memorial Day to those who have given so much for us, and the families they left behind.