Friday, May 1, 2009

Frugal Friday: Resource Management - Buy Used

Today's tip is:

1. Buy used whenever possible.

I buy almost all of mine and the children's clothes used, primarily at local thrift stores. We bought our vehicle used. I try to get my furniture used. I swap things with friends. I borrow things that I will only need for a short time.

If I can't buy something used, I try and ask myself if I can make it. I try to make buying new not be my first choice.


Jennifer said...

Andrea, We have a denim sectional in our family room that I bought on Craigslist. It was only 200 dollars. The house is a rental, we don't plan on being here long and nothing we had worked to seat our family for gathering together in one room. Funny thing is everyone who comes over and sees it falls in love with it. This is my current used find.

AndieF said...

Don't you love stuff like that? I haven't bought much from Craigslist, but I always check, especially when I'm looking for furniture.