I had a good money day today. I went to a maternity clothing consignment store and sold three items that never fit right while I was pregnant. I got them for a total of $7 in thrift stores, and the store I took them to gave me $15 for the three. Sweet! I have a pretty good collection of maternity clothes that I found at various thrift stores over the last year or so. I put them in a storage bin and stashed them in our crawl space for now. I have no idea if we’ll ever have another baby, but I’m not going to get rid of all my maternity clothes just yet. In a couple, years if we’re still happy with just one child, I’ll get rid of them. But for now, I might as well keep them.
Last weekend, a friend was in town and we went to a huge scrapbook store near my house. It’s a crazy place, and I never go there unless friends or family are in town and want to go. Well, last weekend while my friend was shopping, I started browsing the scrapbooks. I needed a book for my son’s baby album, and I found a really nice one, for $30. At the time, I knew it was expensive, but for some reason I bought it anyway. Very unlike me, but that’s how it was. I guess I knew it wasn’t a good idea because it sat on the counter in the bag with the receipt all week. So tonight I took it back. I had decided that I could get a less expensive one at Hobby Lobby, and use their 25% off coupon that’s always on their website. Well, after I took back the expensive scrapbook, I went on the Hobby Lobby website to print the coupon, and guess what? All of their scrapbooks are 50% off this week! So tomorrow I will be walking over to Hobby Lobby to get a scrapbook, which will probably cost less than $15.
And to finish off my money hat trick for the day – my husband and I went on a date with our baby tonight. For $8. It started with my husband driving to the gym while the baby, dog, and I walked to the gym. The walk took a little over an hour, so it gave my husband time to get in a good workout before we met him there. And it was a good walk for me and the dog, and the baby got in a nap in his sling. From the gym, we drove to a nearby restaurant where we had a coupon for a buy one get one free meal. With two free glasses of water, our bill came to $8.
So that makes a good money day. $15 for the clothes, $30 back on my credit card for the scrapbook – (another one will cost me half that much), and a nice Friday evening for $8. Lots of little things that add up to a good frugal day.