Tag: home improvement

Frugality

Get to Know the Frugal Pack

Hi readers! I’m Mrs. Kiwi and I write the bulk of the content here! To welcome you all into the frugal pack, I wanted to share a little more about our pack. Both my hubby and I are environmental engineers, millennials, and lovers of all things frugal! Our pack (two humans, two dogs) has cut […]

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Frugality Happiness

Frugal Holiday Gift Guide

I am SO ready for the holiday season! I love getting together with friends and family to celebrate, eat good food, and rest. Even frugal me loves giving gifts to those closest to me. I love thinking it through, listening to my friend/family member throughout the year as they drop hints about things they desire, […]

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Environment Frugality

Things You Should Rarely Buy New

Ultimate list of stuff you should buy used

Buying new is extremely convenient, but inevitably leads to me spending money that I could instead save. Some things (underwear and socks) I always buy new. But most of time time a used item will be just as good if not better. Before you go shopping consider the old adage: Use it up, wear it […]

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Frugal Home Improvements You Can DIY

This post may contain affiliate links, see our disclosure here. When we were house hunting people did not shy away from giving us their opinions. One friend even told us she liked our house, “if you like old dirty things.” She seriously said that, with a straight face, thinking she was being supportive! Wow, the […]

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Frugality

The Free Housing Experiment

This is the house we bought

The first apartment we lived in together was affordable. For $500/month we had a one bedroom apartment, walking distance from campus and downtown with free heat and garbage! I had hunted high and low, and found this treasure on Craigslist for $200 under the going rate. I also was able to convince two of my […]

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