I thought I’d share some of my favourites this week…
If you have books you don’t want anymore:
- Bookmooch is an online book swap community where you earn points for all books you give away which you can spend on other peoples books!
- PaperbackSwap is another one that works the same way.
- If you’re not into reading right now, sell your books for hard cash at Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk. It’s free to list as many books as you like, Amazon just takes a small percentage when books actually sell. Worth a go!
I found some cool sites for thrifty girls:
- ThriftShopRomantic - “Home decorating, dreaming and penny pinching with style”.
- Gothic Martha Stewart - “D.I.Y Décor for the morbidly inclined”. The link will take you to a list of things to look out for in thrift stores and stuff - I love it.
- TheThriftShopper.com is a US directory of thrift stores but it’s still worth a look if you’re in the UK cos there’s a few good articles and links on there.
For us poor people: PoorAndMakingIt is a live journal community where people post links to articles and offers and share poor-skills.
Anyone interested in graphics will love: D.I.Y- Design It Yourself - a really cool site with ideas for making your own stationary, logos, zines, press kits and lots more fun stuff!
If you can afford a one-off bulk shop: why not spend a Sunday cooking up a month worth of cheap and healthy microwave meals! You can find lots of recipes and ideas at DinnersInTheFreezer or have a look at this free cookbook for the low budget vegetarian. Make it fun by doing it with a friend and a few drinks!
Lastly: Surviving (and thriving) on $12,000 a year - a pretty interesting article about a mature student doing just that.