I love being frugal and I have been frugal as far as I remember. I don’t mind wearing second hand clothes and I always buy things that are on sale. I shop at thrift stores and yard sales. I make do-it-yourself projects if I think that making them will save some money instead of buying.
However, I learned that there are things that you should consider when you buy cheap items like quality. There are times when I buy a cheap item and then I would only use it once or twice. Some of my DIY projects are still left to be done because they require time to make. If you consider all the materials you will need to finish a project plus the time, sometimes it makes more sense to buy an item that you want to DIY.
Do you have any stories where being frugal backfired? Another situation where being frugal backfired in my case was the time that I went to garage sales every Saturday and I accumulated a lot of cheap things mostly toys for RC. My place looked like a thrift store for toys. After awhile, I realized that we don’t have space for all the things I bought so I had to get rid of them. Some toys are worth buying but some are not. I live in an apartment unit so I'm unable to have a garage sale myself.
When moments like these happens, it is better to just laugh at myself and learn from the situations. The Clorox Lounge knows how hectic and crazy life can be. It was initially launched on January 26, 2012. They are turning bathroom time into a laugh time. The Clorox Lounge is a place for comedy hosted by Sherri Shepherd, a mom, actress and a comedian.
If you visit The Clorox Lounge website, you’ll notice that they have a funny unique contest going on. The Last Comic Sitting competition and sweepstakes features ten funny moms and dads. I was just at their website, there were only two moms and two dads left at the competition. I watched some of the videos and I admire their creativity. I’m sure a lot of moms and dads can relate to the hilarious videos and slideshows. The grand prize winner will receive a huge amount of $10,000. You can cast your vote! Registering is easy and by doing so, you’ll also have the chance to win $10,000. There are other ways of winning too.
I want to thank Clorox and SocialMoms for allowing me to participate in this campaign.
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