We all have items we either throw away without even thinking of the possibilities we could be overlooking, or we have items we are holding onto figuring some day we can do something with it.Do you have any of these:Dental Floss – Use to resew ripped stitching in sneakersBroken Umbrellas – Use the fabric to repair snowsuits & nylon jacketsBread Tabs – Make ties that allow balloons to be reused. Slit a tab, put the twisted end of an inflated balloon in the slit, wrap it around the tab once and put the end in the slit again.
I know we all want to give our children the best, but sometimes buying the newest toy is not the best decision financially. Not only that, but so many of us use our hard-earned money to buy our kid a toy, only for him or her to tire of playing with it a day later. I heard this statistic somewhere: by the time a child reaches kindergarten he or she will be given 10 times his weight in toys. Shocking! Of course, we all want to shower our child with love and toys. Buying new toys seems like the first logical step, but I hope you reconsider after you’ve read some of my suggestions on how to save money on toys and reduce toy clutter (because you won’t feel bad throwing away toys you didn’t spend a lot of money on!). If you have any more suggestions, I’d love to hear from you, so please post a comment below.