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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Thrifty Thursday - Being resourceful

It seems like the less money a person has, the more resourceful she learns to become.  Think about it - if you have the money to buy the things you need, you have no reason to make-do or try to figure out an alternative solution.

I think that's one of the reasons I like Pinterest.  There are so many resourceful women who do such amazing and innovative things and I can use their ideas or use them as a jumping off point to come up with my own ideas.   Take the simple humble canning jar...otherwise known as a mason jar.  It's no longer used just for canning.  If you type mason jar in the search bar in Pinterest, you will see hundreds of creative uses for the jars.  My post last week using mason jars for my spices is just one example (which surprisingly, I came up with on my own!).
I needed the drawers (which hold winter hats and gloves) but the unit didn't fit where I wanted it...
so I took out the drawers and they fit perfectly in this shelving unit!
When you have a need, before you go out and buy something, look around your home and see if you can come up with something that will work as well.  But be realistic - don't save every little cardboard box, Cool Whip container, and rubber band because it might be useful someday.  That's called hoarding and you don't want to do that  :) 


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