One thing people always ask is, “How do you afford all those children?” Growing up in a family of twelve children myself, I learned how to be very frugal. I think the biggest savings is buying things second hand. I buy just about everything that way. I really like going to garage sales and getting things at a great price. Last week I went to a HUGE area wide garage sale, which had over 250 homes participating. I don’t have time to go as often as I use to, and with the price of gas now, it was nice to have so many in one area.
I keep a list of things we could use, or would like to have, so I know what I am looking for when I am shopping. Of course, there are always some things that I find that are nice and at a great price, that I was not looking for, but could use.
Here are pictures of the things I bought.
Some Shoes Pants and Shorts I got all of this paint, which most of them are full, for only $3.00. One area rug and one runner rug A LOT of shirts! Most of them are for my older boys, who hate to shop, and one will be starting a teaching job in the fall. They were the perfect sizes. I had a great day, bought a lot of things we needed, and didn’t spend a lot of money.
How great is that?
Parents of a Dozen
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