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World of Mom
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The Mighty Scribbler
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The Cajun Blogger
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My-Junk-Drawer
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Mommy Mias World
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TMR Frugal Living Tip #28

Today’s thrifty tip is make your own baby wipes. Some people even use soft terry material, and sew them into small wash cloths. I think French Terry is a great material to use. This is softer when wiping baby’s bottom, and just throw them in the same bucket you use for your cloth diapers.

I actually made my own using a homemade liquid mixture and paper towels.
Start with your paper towels and cut the roll in half, and then remove the inside cardboard. I used a baby wipe container that was washed out. Any plastic container with a good seal is fine. You will want to wash it out once it’s empty.

Liquid Mixture: (Many variations)
2 Cups Boiled Water (cooled)
2 TBS Baby Shampoo
1 TBS Oil

Then mix in the container and put the paper towels in container (cut side down). Make sure you seal it well, and turn container upside down for about 10 minutes. This ensures it saturates the paper towels.

There are so many variations. Some people use almond oil, olive oil, or baby oil. This is what is great is that you can use what makes you comfortable. I recommend Viva since they are the softest and very strong. I could get a roll on sale with coupon for 25-50 cents. This is much cheaper than store bought wipes, and I also liked there were no harsh chemicals.

Have You Ever Noticed?

I think people who use coupons regularly will understand this post, but have you ever noticed that certain people will give you a strange look when you discuss a great deal you got. I noticed this recently with a relative. I thought I must have had 2 heads or something. I totally respect that using coupons, or combining the sales with coupons and rebates is not for everyone. It really doesn’t take me that much time to go thru the sales papers and clip coupons each Sunday. But please don’t look at me as if I’m an alien. I swear I’m not the only who uses them.

CVS Shopping Haul! I spent $3.12 and saved $45 for 92% Savings!!!

I decided to stop at CVS yesterday since I got some good cash register receipt coupons. I also found a rain check from two years ago. That’s the great thing about their rain checks is that they never expire. You gotta love it. The rain checks were for Schick Quattro Razors for men and I had a quantity of four. I didn’t have any coupons, but I did have a $5 ECB when you buy one. The rain check was for $1.99 each! I was able to get all four, and I got the $5 ECB. I got four razors for $3.12 with tax!

I also had coupons for a Tylenol 10ct vial and a Fusion Shaving cream. I did have $1 coupons for both. I also got a couple more boxes of Puffs tissues.

Fusion: $3.49- $3.00 coupons= $0.49
2 Puffs: $1.76- $.50 cents coupons= $1.26
4 Quattro Razors- $7.96- $7 ECB I used= $0.96
Tylenol: $2.49- $2.50 coupons= penny overage
Grand Total with tax: $3.12!!!

I got back a $5 ECB from the razors. I saved a total of $45 with sales and coupons for 92% in savings. I just can’t say it enough. I LOVE CVS!

Where to Stay?

We are planning our first trip to Disney World for next year. We are debating if we should stay on grounds or in a condo hotel off grounds. It would be very convenient to stay at Disney with no worries about driving to the parks daily and parking. We could just catch a shuttle or bus. I would also prefer to save some money staying offsite, plus have a bigger place. We need to just write down all the pros and cons to make our choice.

I Love Clearance Sales!

Today I hit a great clearance at my local Wal-Mart. They moved all the summer and older toys to clearance. I was able to buy all the kids Christmas presents. I spent $50 today, but I’m now done with the kids on my list. I even bought a couple of extra toys to donate to Toys for Tots. I am going to go back tomorrow to buy a few more toys to donate. Most of the toys I bought were $4-5 each. I even got my son some Christmas presents. He loves Legos and they had several small Star Wars sets on clearance for $5. They had Speed Racer, Hannah Montana, Barbie, baby dolls, Lego sets, and so much more. I even got DVD cartoon movies for $4 each. I got Bob the Builder, Care Bears, and Blues Clues. I’m not buying as many toys since I really think most kids have too many. I am trying to buy other fun things to give like bath toys. They had those on clearance as well. Now is a great time to start your Christmas shopping. I even bought a couple of extra for my gift closet. You never know when you will get a last minute birthday invite from your child’s classmate.