September 12, 2017 centsablesteals

If you want to save money, your home is the most important place to start. We can all be incredibly wasteful if we’re not careful. It not only means you’re wasting money, but it’s also bad for the environment. Making an effort to be less wasteful could save you a lot of money in several ways. You’ll be using fewer trash bags because you’ll be throwing less away, and you can make what you buy go further. You won’t have to keep buying disposable items, either. Have a look at these tips for being less wasteful at home, and you…

September 6, 2017 centsablesteals

How many times have you said your kids, “you learn something new every day”? Before you start counting on your fingers and searching your husband’s ‘man drawer’ I better confirm that was a rhetorical question; just ‘a lot’ will do as an answer. We say this because it is true, we do learn something new every day and that is because we never stop learning, which is because, well, we will never know everything and we will always keep learning. That is the real lesson you are trying to teach your little ones; to always learn and always learn from…

September 3, 2017 centsablesteals

Oriental Trading has been around for as long as I can remember. When I heard the name, Oriental Trading, the only thing that came to mind was party supplies and believe me, they do party supplies like no other. While searching their site for party supplies for Cullen’s birthday next month, I came across a great selection of home decor items! To my surprise their selection was beautiful and affordable. I still can not believe I had never heard or even seen, mention of their home decor selections. After searching and finding a few decorative pieces I fell in love with,…

September 1, 2017 centsablesteals

With fall on the horizon, many of us are beginning to turn our thoughts to the cooler months of the year. There’s plenty of good news to be found in these considerations. There’s Halloween, just waiting to be enjoyed by our kids. There’s the delights of Thanksgiving, family reunions and Black Friday sales. Then there is the glittering jewel in the crown: Christmas, a season of sparkles, the most wonderful time of the year. Without wanting to dampen your enthusiasm for the months to come, there is a downside. Along with all the holiday and celebratory delights the last quarter…

August 27, 2017 centsablesteals

Saving Money with Groupon Coupons We all love to save money right?  I use to be one of those binder carrying, coupon clipping fanatics. I couponed for almost 8 years and was able to create a very nice stockpile for my family to live off of. I later worked myself out of it as I went back into working full time and decided to take up blogging. One think I have noticed is that couponing has become more difficult over the years. Due to this reason, I am constantly looking for easier ways to save money. One of the most…

August 21, 2017 centsablesteals

In the modern world, everyone wants to save money and get their goods cheaper. Of course, this makes sense, as inflation and other issues with the economy force companies to sell their good for more. But, the value of jobs doesn’t go up to match it. To solve this issue, it’s very common that people will start to cut out the things they love from their life, opting to live without luxury. It doesn’t have to be this way, though. Instead, you just have to start looking for ways to get the items you want for cheaper. To help you…

July 28, 2017 centsablesteals

Whether you’re moving around the block or to a whole new country, you’re guaranteed to experience at least a little stress. If you have kids, well there’s a good chance your stress lev else could go right through the roof! The good news is, that if you take the time to get your kids ready for the move, things might not be so hair-tearingly bad on moving day. Here are some tips to help you make the move go as smoothly as possible:   Talk to the Kids Whether your kid is 5 or 15, you should talk to them…

July 17, 2017 centsablesteals

You may remember not too long ago I wrote a piece on how to get a good night’s sleep. I looked at some of the main reasons we struggle to fall asleep and provided some good old fashioned advice that will help you sleep better. Now, as something of a follow-up to that piece I’m talking about another problem we get when we sleep; sore backs. A lot of you probably wake up every day with a sore back and don’t know why. So, I thought I’d give you some help and show you how to cure this problem. Upgrade…

July 14, 2017 centsablesteals

If the 21st century were to have a mantra, it would be the push for everyone to go green. Once the preserve of hippies and those who picketed oil production, being eco-friendly has now well and truly crossed into the mainstream. Of course, just because we know we should be more green aware doesn’t mean it’s necessarily something you’ve been able to do. One of the major reasons for this is the perception that going green is actually incredibly expensive – far more than the non-green alternatives that most of us have come to rely on. This doesn’t actually have…

July 12, 2017 centsablesteals

We probably all have that one friend in our lives that continues to surprise us with their cheapskate ways. Can you believe some of the lengths people go to in order to save a bit of money? Usually, it’s fine; people can do what they want to do and as long as they aren’t negatively affecting others, they can be as cheap as they like. However, some things just leave a bad taste in our mouths. For instance, have you ever gone out to eat with a group of friends, only to have someone buy the most expensive meal AFTER…