Digging up Gardening Supplies on the Cheap.

It’s that time of year. If you’re lucky enough to have a little dirt to dig in, and the inclination to do so, maybe you’ve already tilled the soil and sprouted your seeds. Unfortunately, they don’t give gardening supplies away, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out altogether. What is a budget gardener to do? Continue reading Digging up Gardening Supplies on the Cheap.

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A Country Girl’s Guide to Feeding a Family

Today, Lanark County Food Bank presents its first guest post! Occasionally, we will bring in someone to offer another perspective on important topics like stretching your budget, food security, issues of poverty, recipes, and more. Without further ado…. Continue reading A Country Girl’s Guide to Feeding a Family

Dollar Store Cleaning Supplies are Just as Good as the Big Brands.

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Cleaning Supplies at the Dollar Store

 

Chores are one of the banal realities of life. According to this article, women spend an average of 18 hours a week on household duties (men spend less time, but still several hours a week). That’s a lot of cleaning supplies.  Statistics show we spend $42 a month on supplies, which adds up to over $500!! While it’s probably not wise to cut back on cleaning, you can cut costs on what you’re using to get the job done. Continue reading Dollar Store Cleaning Supplies are Just as Good as the Big Brands.

5 Multitasking Medicine Cabinet Must Haves

One way to save money is to invest in items that can pull double, triple, or duodecuple duty. Today we’re going beyond bandages and painkillers to present some other pharmacy favourites that can stretch your dollar by doing the work of 10 of its neighbours.These next five items can improve health in multiple ways, and often, even help out around the house. Continue reading 5 Multitasking Medicine Cabinet Must Haves

10 Last minute Valentine’s Gifts from the Dollar Store

Maybe you’re on a budget, or maybe you just forgot, and all the florists are sold out. Whatever the reason, there are some sweet finds at the dollar store that will make your Valentine smile.  Easy, fast, and inexpensive doesn’t have to equal disappointing. Many of these gifts are great for men, women, kids, or friends…whoever your Valentine is! Continue reading 10 Last minute Valentine’s Gifts from the Dollar Store

5 Toiletries to Buy at the Dollar Store

Welcome to the second instalment of Thrifty Thursday. This week, we’re once again showcasing the dollar store and offering a small selection of real money-saving items. As you know, not everything found at a discount store is a bargain, but if you know what to look for, you can be frugal on some important items.

Today, let’s discuss the things that we can’t really do without, but can cost a lot of money at your average pharmacy or grocery store: toiletries. May I present, 5 toiletries you can find for less at the dollar store. Continue reading 5 Toiletries to Buy at the Dollar Store