Hosting friendsgiving can be a daunting task. I’m not talking about the hours you’ll spend giving your apartment a deep clean or stressing over who should be on the guest list. Even if you make it potluck style, hosting can get expensive very quick. Don’t worry, I have your wallet’s back. Trader Joe’s is the secret to putting together a killer friendsgiving menu. But be warned, you may do such a good job, you’ll be stuck hosting next year as well.
Saving money is one of my favorite hobbies, but I hate feeling like a crazy coupon lady. If you’ve ever worked at a grocery store (or tuned into TLC) you know the type. They buy 700 bottles of Febreeze they don’t need and 5 tons of cat food, even though they don’t have a cat. Simply because they went dumpster diving in 3 different counties to get newspaper coupons. Or they have a handful of coupons, crumpled up and make a fuss when you won’t take one that expired last month. These kinds of people make me embarrassed, even though I too want to save a few bucks…but I don’t want the entire line rolling their eyes at me. While paper coupons can always give you a good deal, you’ll never have to worry about losing these money saving apps at the bottom of your purse.
I spent my childhood bouncing between my local library and The Christmas Tree Shop. I fell in love with reading because at least I had something to do at the library. The Christmas Tree Shop didn’t have a toy aisle yet….the barbarians. In college the library was my sanctuary and I desperately miss the silent section. Whoever came up with the concept of open office plans must have been the most focused human being on the planet. Or wanted corporate America to collapse.
Anywho…do you love to read but would rather spend your paycheck on brunch, rather than books? I don’t blame you. I hate rereading/rewatching things, so why bother taking up valuable space in your apartment? The OverDrive Library has saved me hundreds of dollars over the years. Here’s why you should check it out for yourself.
Nothing makes me want to workout more than getting a new outfit for the gym. But graphic leggings and strappy sports bras can add up quick. That’s why I’m a Maxxinista through and through. I love getting a good deal, not to mention get all of my shopping done under one roof. If you’re looking for affordable workout clothes, look no further than your local TJ Maxx (or Marshalls!)
If there’s one thing more than I love food, it’s saving money. To some, grocery shopping is a mundane task. But to me, it’s a guilty pleasure. I love scouring the aisles for good food and great deals. Trader Joe’s is one of my favorite places on the planet (next to IKEA.) But it’s easy to walk out of there with a full cart and an empty wallet. While the prices are nothing compared to Whole Foods, it’s not the ideal place for twenty somethings to do their full grocery shopping if they’re balling on a budget. Learn how to save money on groceries at Trader Joe’s.