I spent some time looking at dresses online. It seems that the going rate for a dress today is around $100 (or more).
I am often asked if it is worth it to sew. I should be able to make several dresses for myself for under $10 each with fabric that I bought on sale. I cut out a dress for myself (using an existing dress to make a pattern) that I will sew this coming week.
I did find a used dress for myself on Ebay for $6.76 (including shipping). This is about the same as our local thrift store price.
I shopped the clearance sections at Target. I foud some pajamas for the baby that I had been admiring for months at 70% off and two olive buckets at 50% off that I am using in the laundry room. I also found some items for my Operation Christmas Child boxes at 50% off: a magnetic travel checkers set (the box is a tin) and a protractor and compass set. I am doing two boxes for boys ages 10-14 again, as they receive the fewest boxes for boys this age. I plan to do some sewing for my boxes like I did last year.
My husband cut my hair.
The children spent some time every day playing badminton with a set that I previously bought at a garage sale.
I stocked up on some groceries at the case-lot sale (more about that in my shopping post that will be up later today. It’s up now).
My mom came back from a trip with several items that she found for us at garage sales (I emailed her a copy of my list after she asked me for it). She mentioned to me that she is hoping to find most if not all of her Christmas presents this year at garage sales (she found one thing for one of my children on this trip). I think it’s a great goal! The bi-annual community garage sale that we attend together is in a month, and I have my list ready.
What did you do to save money last week?