Frugal Style

Being frugal is vastly different from being cheap. Everyone loves a bargain, so here are some sites offering great discounts on clothing, accessories, home decor and things for the garden. And for the weekend warrior, there’s nothing more satisfying than conquering a challenging household project. The sites below include home improvement videos and tips to help save the cost of bringing in an expert. After all, saving the money you’d otherwise have to pay an expert to finish a household project is all the fun. Some projects, however, just require professional plumbers, gas and pipe fitters, etc. Don’t get in over your head, or you’ll spend more in the long run and place your family at risk at the same time.

Ebates.com is your source for daily specials and deals found all over the web – and get cash back. Join in to share your own experiences to broaden the benefits. Check out this Ebates Video to see how it works.

Fab.com brings you urban, contemporary lighting and more.

Fashionphile is an exchange for selling luxury handbags – and buying previously loved ones by tons of designers.

GoodMorningAmerica.com serves up tips on money and personal finance; health; life and style; recipes; and more.

NextWorth is the site if you’re ready to recycle your electronic devices.

Replacements, Ltd. will buy your used items and is the perfect site for finishing out the partial sets you love.

This Old House features a variety of fairly significant projects that you do yourself without calling in a professional. Hail the weekend warriors!

Thredup is an online consignment shop for kids’ clothes – sell those your little ones have outgrown, while stocking up for the next round. There’s also a cool app on the site that allows you to examine each piece before buying.

Wayfair is a great source for everything for the home.

Zulily is a members only site offering coupons, daily deals and specials for moms, babies and kids.

If you’re ready for a your own treasure hunt, sort through all the old boxes stored in your attic and garage – don’t overlook a single nook or cranny. Autographed items bring higher prices if they include a certificate of authenticity. You can find appraisers to valuate almost anything, but do your own research before spending a fee to be sure it’s worth the additional money to support your findings. Check antiques shops and dealers in your local community to determine the right price point. And, if you happen to sell your items during the evaluation process, great job!

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