It is Wednesday once again, when I reach deep into my mommy bag of tricks to tell you what Works for Me. Shannon has a special themed edition this week -- "What are your favorite on-line shopping sources? Where do you go for on-line bargains? Or for on-line window shopping?"
I have found that the easiest way to save money is to avoid shopping.
Really. What works for me is to shop as little as possible. One store may be cheaper than another on one or two items, but I know that I will spend more money overall if I go to both. So I go to one, and buy only what I need.
I rarely shop online, because that brings the store into my home. I just don't need that sort of temptation in my life.
...but I just can't resist passing on my favorite gem of a store: Montessori N'Such. A friend suggested it for some preschool supplies I needed. I found those, plus most of the toys I needed for Christmas presents. Fun, educational, and reasonably priced -- what could be better?