Here we are again, looking for ways to not only save money, but to look suave doing it. Every issue I will present self tested ways of how to reduce your costs and improve your life, while at the same time helping the environment and impressing your friends (unless they are really stuck up).
Step 14: Milk Crates
These are by far one of the best inventions of all time. They are strong, sturdy, and come in different colours. Not only that but when you find them they usually end up being free. At home, we can get quite creative in making the most use out of them. We use them for our TV stand, shoe rack, and we’re collecting a few more for some bed-side tables. We even have a couple of the slightly larger old ones that we use for vinyls, and the best part is, when you need to move, they beat cardboard boxes any day of the week.
Step 75: Bulk Barn
If you are looking to eat healthy and cheap, this is a good place to go.
They offer everything from baking goods to coffee. At our place, we have our Bulk Barn staples: pizza crust mix, brownie mix, and hot chocolate mix. They also have a hazelnut spread that makes Nutella taste like cardboard. Everything is posted with the nutritional facts and many have recommended recipes that make it easier for any student who is on their own for the first time. And remember you’re reducing packaging a lot by buying in bulk
Step 43: The Salvation Army
This is a great place for electronics, clothes, and kitchen stuff. If you’re like me, and you like to have an eclectic set of glasses and dishes, for a good price you can find them there. It may be a little pricier than Dollarama, but you’re getting quality stuff and you’re helping a really good cause at the same time. The Salvation Army are the first on the scene to help those who have had their home set on fire, or other devastations, find new clothes and shelter. Don’t forget how the 3-Rs go; reduce, reuse, and then recycle.