after switching out my summer clothes for fall clothes i took my mom's advice and hung all of the hangers backwards. now anything that i wear during the season gets turned around the right way. anything still left hung backwards will be removed and sold. i bring all of my things to crossroads trading resale shop in williamsburg, BK, it's THE best kept secret. resale shops (other popular ones are plato's closet or buffalo trading) will give you more $ if you opt to take store credit which i always do because there's always something i want/need.
this next 'secret' is one andy and i <3. every saturday andy drives me to work in the city and we grab a free coffee. that's right free ninety-nine. if you brew starbucks coffee at home be sure to buy the bags that offer you a free coffee. i have one in my purse at all times since there is a starbucks on like every corner. it also helps if: your dad drinks it constantly, feels weird about bringing a bag in for a coffee, and collects them for you (thanks dad!)
if you're like me and buy cheap accessories from forever 21 be sure to coat them with clear nail polish. you will get a lot more wear out of the ring and will avoid a lovely green ring around your finger.
my final little tip is to use expensive wrapping paper as cheap (but not cheap looking!) artwork . you can generally find sheets of wrapping paper at little boutiques. (if you're in the city check out kate's paperie) we've used wrapping paper as decoration in two of our guest rooms. i'm in love!
have any money saving tips? share them with me in the comments!
wishing you all a free cup of joe and a pocket full of cash,