1. COUPONS- Super Couponer Jill Cataldo conducted a workshop at Wolff's Flea Market in July 2011 and shared a lot of information and techniques to lower grocery bills. While it may be challenging to cut a $400 grocery bill down to $15, it is feasible to regularly save 25-30% by using coupons and understanding store sale cycles. READ MORE HERE
2. BUY SECONDHAND- My motto? "Why Buy New When You Can Renew?" Living in a flea market world, most every piece of wood furniture in the Wolff home is secondhand. See examples below. According to the Money Crashers article, 10 Things You Should Always Buy Secondhand, "Thrift shops, garage sales.... dollar stores (AND OF COURSE FLEA MARKETS!) are great sources of savings, because there are some things that you just never need to buy new, not even in good times." Read the full article HERE
This $20 solid wood dresser was found at the Rosemont market and was perfect for Ben's new apartment. It was already stripped and needed only a little wood glue and 3 coats of clear varnish. Accessories also purchased at the flea market.
|Solid Oak Coffee Table|
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