It is generally accepted that buying in bulk is the best way to save money and the backbone of a frugal lifestyle. I do agree with this, but not for all things. With products and foods we regularly or quickly use and consume, I almost always buy in bulk without question. But there are cases where I find that buying in bulk is not always the right solution.
One of our readers, Anne, asked us where we find affordable fabrics for our sewing projects described in Madoline’s post Save Money by Sewing Your Own Clothes, so here we will share our favorite sources. Our information on physical fabric stores dates back 1-2 years, as we have moved to a remote area and no longer shop for fabrics in physical stores. However, online fabric prices mentioned here were current at the time the post was written (March 7, 2008). Continue reading
We would like to thank the following Blog Carnivals for featuring our posts.
(This list will be updated to include future inclusions for the month of April 2008.)
Descending chronologically by inclusion date
- April 16, 2008
The 8th Edition of the Money Hacks Carnival
Article: The Frugal Literates Guide to Affordable Reading (Double thanks for the editor’s pick!)
- April 15, 2008
The Make It From Scratch Carnival!
Article: Save Money by Sewing Your Own Clothes
- April 2008
Festival of Frugality #121 – Tax Day Edition
Article: 7 Cost-Cutting and Safer Alternative Household Tips
- April 13, 2008
Carnival of Money, Growth and Happiness #40
Article: Basics for the Young, Single and Frugal