Monday, August 3, 2009

My Freecycle Storm Door Score

In an effort to update my blog and get things rolling again, I thought I would share my newest discount steal - my storm door. Since reading Dave Ramsey's book "The Total Money Makeover," I've been scrounging for ways to save more money, while still being able to take part in my most favorite activity - shopping! I came across Freecycle over a year ago, but didn't really get into it until the last few months. I've found that you can find some awesome deals on Freecycle and the best thing is, everything is FREE! Freecycle has also provided me with an easy way to get rid of some of my clutter to free up space around the house.
Recently, I found a storm door (something I had been wanting for years) listed on my local Freecycle. I was lucky enough to be one of the first to see the post, so I emailed the lister quickly and requested the door. The only catch was that I had to pick the door up myself. So I hopped in my Jeep one Saturday morning and lifted that door with all of my might off of the owner's front porch.
The door wasn't especially eye-catching at first, but after a few coats of paint and new door hardware, it fit beautifully with my house and made a nice addition to our back yard entrance. With a little TLC, the door looks brand new and I love it!
I have found that you can find a gem in the rough, and you don't need to spend a lot of money to purchase something new. With a little research and elbow grease, you can get a new looking item for a lot less money.

From now on, I will be devoting my blog posts to coupons, deals and steals that I find in my every day searches for ways to spend less in my own life. I hope to share the deals I find so that others may be able to find the joy I have found from being a little frugal and by using unique ways to pay less. Be sure to check in on a regular basis because you never know what I may have to share!