As tough as the economy is these days we all are looking for ways to save money. Something that will help us all gets to the end of the month a little bit more intact. When we are not looking to save a little money we are looking to make a couple of dollars wherever we can.
I have rediscovered a few ways that might help everyone get over that financial hump a touch easier. The great thing is that most of my suggestions are also environmentally friendly. Top 4 Smart Ways to Improve Your Budget.
1. Flea Markets
A flea market is a great way to both make money as well as save it. For a small fee in most cases, one can take all that unused stuff luring in one’s closet and turn it into cash in the pocket. It is a great way to spend a Saturday morning. In addition, it allows the whole family to get in on the fun. If you have children this is the way to get them to clean out that toy box holding those action figures they never play with anymore.
It also gives a person a chance to socialise with people you might not meet in your everyday life. One of your trinkets might take a would-be the buyer down a memory lane of their own. A woman looking at your old baby clothes might share the joys and fears of her own upcoming child. A college student might ask for advice on how to decorate her dorm room after becoming inspired by a set of sheets on your table. A widow might decide to share the memory or two of that one who touched her heart for many years. The possibilities are endless.
If you are not one of those who likes to sell things, there is also the deal factor. There is always a deal at the flea market. You can find wholesale clothing at reduced prices. There are rows of vegetables grown by local farmers. Then there is the food that is almost like the food you would buy at the fair. Everyone there wants to make a deal and if you are lucky, you can walk away from a winner.