The title of my blog gives away the fact that I live with at least one chronic illness. Now, I don’t want to brag, but I actually live with several, and as interesting as it sounds, it is not a whole lot of fun. Unfortunately I am not the only one in my family who lives with such a burden. Every person in my immediate family lives with at least one chronic illness.
As a result of all of our medical bills, we have learned to live on a tight budget. Over the years I have had to learn to be frugal and about 6 months ago I decided to put some of my frugal ways into a book, Frugal Seeds: 501 Ways to Make, Save or Stretch a Dollar. It is now available in both paperback and e-book on Amazon. The entire book can be read for FREE with an Amazon Kindle Unlimited membership.
You will notice it is written under a pen name. This has been done as I working on additional books and I am determined to keep the lives of my children private. Thank you for understanding.
There is a simple, no bells or whistles website, THE FRUGAL SOURCE, that lists links to publications, blogs and websites, all having to do with saving, investing, retirement, budgeting, minimalism, do-it-yourself and using money wisely.
In my attempt to stretch our budget a bit tighter, I have found many of these sites to be helpful. May you find something that can bless you too.
I have written a book, under the pen name Charlie, Frugal Seeds 101 Ways to Make, Save or Stretch a Dollar. I would be honored if you would take a moment to check it out.
Sometimes we are just not able to personally remove all of the unwanted stuff out of our home. It is either too heavy, too big, or there is just too much to physically put in a vehicle. So, during my last decluttering session, I went on a quest and searched for places that would be willing to come and pick up all of my discarded treasures.
The quickest pick-up date was given by Goodwill and they were willing to come to my house and take all my stuff as long as it was on the first floor and was near an exit. Done! I set up an appointment via computer and they showed up on time and away my stuff went. In fact, it was so easy I had them come back for more! It felt so invigorating and freeing to let stuff go. Less stuff = less cleaning = more energy for other activities. Woohoo!
The organizations below are not available for pick-up in all locations, but I have provided links below for further information. These are not posted in any particular order and is it not an all inclusive list. Happy Spring Cleaning!
General household donations:
American Kidney Fund
The Salvation Army
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Vietnam Veterans of America
Disabled American Veterans – DAV
Volunteers of American
Military Order of the Purple Heart
St. Vincent De Paul
Lupus American Household Goods Donation Program
Cell phone/Smart phone/Tablet
Cell Phones for Soldiers
Secure the Call
1 Million Project
Orange Coast College School of Sailing and Seamanship
Chapman School of Seamanship
Angel for Hope
American Children’s Cancer Foundation
American Kidney Fund
Wheels for Wishes
Kars 4 Kids
Volunteers of America
Habitat for Humanity
Don’t forget to get a receipt for tax deduction purposes. All of the stuff you move out of your house to make it more comfortable and enjoyable is going to help others also live a better life. A BIG win-win situation!
wendi, under the pen name Charlie, is the author of Frugal Seeds: 501 Ways to Make, Save or Stretch a Dollar
Until next time…….