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The Non-Consumer Advocate · 13h ago

Five Frugal Things

I sold two things on eBay, one item through Instagram and am arranging a Facebook Marketplace sale of a thrifted Vera Bradley purse for later in the week. I accepted my father and step mothe...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 4d ago

Five Frugal Things

I took advantage of an opportunity for a free haircut this morning, which was perfect timing as my hair was getting long and stringy. I hooked up with this service by doing a web search for ...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 5d ago

The Soccer Scarf Wall

The following is a reprint of a previously published post. Enjoy! You all know that I’ve s...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 1w ago

Five Frugal Things

I passed along a frustrating wooden dust catcher puzzle through my buy nothing group, I sold a Descoware saucepan through Facebook Marketplace, I sold a Rae Dunn glazed ceramic blob that read “GIRLFRIENDS” through eBay, (both from the pay-by-the-poun...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 1W ago

I Choose to Not Inhabit a Throwaway World

The following is a reprint of a previously published post. Enjoy! We live in a throwaway world. It doesn’t help that it’s often cheaper to replace an item than it is to repair it, and the ar...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 1W ago

Five Frugal Things

I owed my friend Lise a thank you lunch, so I suggested Bob’s Red Mill as A) we both enjoy bulk food purchases, and B) I had a 2-for-1 lunch coupon. The total for our lunch was a budget wort...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 2W ago

Stuff, Happiness and Life at Home in The Twenty-First Century

The following is a reprint of a previously published post. Enjoy! I’m currently reading Life at Home in the Twenty-First Century: 32 Families Open Their Doors, which is a fascinating anthrop...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 2W ago

Five Frugal Things – Date Night Edition

Now that our sons are both in college, my husband and I have a lot more time to hang out with each other. It’s still a bit odd, but we’re starting to get into a groove. My husband volunteered taught CPR during the day, and I texted him suggesting tha...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 2W ago

Five Frugal Things

I gave away all our leftover Halloween candy to someone in my Buy Nothing Group who is a middle school counselor. She’d posted a request, asking “Have leftover chocolate? I’d be happy to take it off your hands for my students. I’m a middle school cou...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 2W ago

Five Frugal Things

I bought an on sale chuck roast yesterday and filled my house with the heavenly scent of pot roast. I gobbled up all the ambrosia-like carrots and onions, so I’ll go to the store today for more carrots to bake in the leftover broth. Day two of the ho...