Thrifty Tips, and a Winner of Thrift: A Cyclopedia

by Katy on January 25, 2009 · 1 comment

A Cyclopedia


Thank you to everyone who submitted thrifty tips to try and win a copy of Thrift: A Cyclopedia.There were 49 entries, and I’m glad the winner was randomly generated, (I used a random number generator) because I would have had a hard time choosing the best entry, as they were all fabulous!

Congratulations to the winner Debi Cole! 

Click here to read all the thrifty tips.

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”

Here are a few of the particularly inventive thrifty tips:

From Connie:

The best thrifty tips that I can think of are:

Sleep on it. 24 hours and a conversation with my spouse before any purchase.

Go without. It amazes me how little “I need” when my TV is not telling me that I must buy today.

Borrow or share with family and friends. How many times do you need to use that drill? Split the cost.

And, last but not least, prioritize. I can so “No, thank you”. My time and treasure and talent are important and I can let go of “the un-necessaries”.


From Elizabeth B:

I swap things. Craigslist, Freecycle, Swap-Bot, PaperBack Swap, you name it. There’s so much STUFF out there already, we don’t need to be adding more new goods to the supply stream. If you want something, there’s probably someone out there someplace who has one and would be willing to give it away, or at least sell it for cheap. We just gave away an old dishwasher and a digital camera we weren’t using.

From Cassie:

De-clutter and organize…oft times an item is re-purchased simply because we cannot see clearly what we already have, OR what we might be able to use in place of what we need. As a thriftite I see the re-usablity in most everything however I realize that I cannot keep all things in that I would then never find anything!


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Heather Taylor January 25, 2009 at 7:06 am

Hi, Katy —

I enjoy reading your blog and would like to invite you to be a guest blogger on my site, Money Matters and More. ( It would be have readers/listeners learn about how you manage to be so thrifty.

Would you be interested?


Heather Taylor
Money Matters and More


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