Cool Gadgets and Gizmos


For great deals on gently used clothes for men and women, handbags, shoes – check out Plato’s Closet and sister store, Clothes Mentor.  They obtain their clothes by buying them from the general public (an additional way for you to make money), but they are extremely particular.  This makes it somewhat difficult as the seller, but delightful as the buyer.  You know you are getting clothes that are still in style and in great shape.  Not only are the prices a fraction of the original cost, but many items are discounted even further.  Awesome brands; awesome prices.  Now that’s frugal!

Another dinner idea: cooked rotisserie chicken from your local supermarket.   A small one is about $5 and a large one is $8.  Pair it with a loaf of french bread and your family is full.  Now that’s frugal!

Don’t forget to swing by your local import store for 4th of July extras like feta cheese, olives, olive oil (although Aldi’s is hard to beat for this), meats.  A great addition to the traditional hot dogs, hamburgers, and potato salad.

If you are looking for a nice tailgating grill, the small Coleman ones with the propane cylinder are so convenient.  The refills are less than $6 for a 2 pack.  Now that’s frugal!


If you need inexpensive and reliable batteries, Dollar General is your place.

If you need adhesives, especially ones that can withstand heat, check out your local auto parts store.  Obviously, if you need to put your rear view mirror back on, O’Reilly or Auto Zone will take care of you.

If you are in the market for a new weedeater, consider getting one where you can use polycut blades, especially if you hate changing out the line.  Some people actually struggle with this. Stihl has a few brands that you can easily convert.  So much less frustration.  Be careful though, because those blades are rather powerful.

If you have weeds to you need kill, do yourself a favor a skip the generic brands.  Buy the real stuff – Roundup.  It works so much better than the competitors.  So, in the long run, it saves you money.  Now that’s frugal!

If you have a new car with SIriusXM Radio trial or if you have a car that used to have it, you should really consider getting a subscription.  You can add it to an existing radio as well.  They normally run specials.  If you travel a little bit, you never have to worry about finding  a station.  For a little more, you can have the same benefits on your computer, phone or tablet.  Such a good deal!