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The Non-Consumer Advocate · 1d ago

Five Frugal Things

I was finally able to assemble the very last of the supplies for my older son’s off-campus...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 4d ago

Five Frugal Things

Note: I’ve been very single minded in my dual goals of readying supplies for my sons’ off-campus apartments and spending as much quality time with them as possible over the past week, so ple...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 1W ago

Five Frugal Things

I popped over to the Goodwill Outlet this morning to look for more kitchen supplies for of...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 2W ago

Five Frugal Things

It’s been very smoky here in Portland due to multiple forest fires which are burning out of control in the Columbia gorge. I have asthma, so I’m being deliberate about taking it easy and lim...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 2W ago

Five Five Frugal Things

I picked up a Chinook Book from a member of my buy nothing group. These books feature money saving coupons from local sustainable businesses and are normally $20 apiece. It’ll expire at the ...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 2W ago

Five Frugal Things

I worked yesterday, but brought my own scrappy lunch (leftover gyoza, plus some hummus and carrots) and enjoyed the free crappy coffee and the free delicious tea. While I worked, two buyers ...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 2W ago

Five Frugal Things

I sold a Vera Bradley “Weekender” bag through Facebook Marketplace, which was my fist time trying them out. I was kind of nervous, as there’s no anonymity, but the sale went off without a hitch. I went ahead and listed a few items that had been langu...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 3W ago

Five Frugal Things

I’ve been busy the past few days helping my 19-year-old son to finalize plan for his off-campus housing. We finally pinned down an apartment worth the two-hour drive to his college town. Luckily, the apartment we toured was both within our budget (ya...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 3W ago

Four Frugal Things & One Frugal Fail

I was supposed to meet up with a woman yesterday to sell her a patio table that I got for free. Instead I accidentally took an extremely deep nap, and now she doesn’t want to buy the table. ...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 4W ago

Five Frugal Things

I sold a set of vintage Pyrex mixing bowls through Craigslist that had been taking up space in my cupboard. I love their aesthetic, but they can’t go into the dishwasher and need to be handl...