I have a small trailer so I have 2 plastic stands that I brought at Wal-Mart. One I use for putting items for cooking, baking, and extra stuff I don't use right away. I have a small one for my computer. I have my printer and since I have an old computer, I have my box on there. On my table, I have just the monitor. I can put the keyboard up and same with the mouse.
On top of the stand, I have folders that I keep for my daughter's medical information and other stuff that is important. We have small cabinets up on top so on one I have a plastic tote to put the mail in. Then hubby and I will go through it and pay what bills that need to be paid.
I try to only buy stuff that I need and not just what I want. I did buy the dryer balls, I like them so far, and found a place to get them for $6. My daughter likes VCR tapes so I go to goodwill or auctions. If I have too much paper work, I just sit down one night and go through it and read what I want and the rest trash or recycle.
My motto is "buy it if you need it, save money if you don't". I still having a bit of a problem with the food and my pocketbook is sometimes empty because of not learning to say no on some things.
By Barbara from Shoemakersville, PA
3" strips of foil wadded into balls do the same job as dryer balls. I use them all the time and just replace them as they get lost.
I also had a trailor before and just put up more shelves that were under $3 a board and the brackets were also $2 a piece. I cut them to the size I needed and painted. Spray paint works well. My computer desk I bought at thrift store for $12 because it was half off day that day. I painted it bright blue. I love my desk. Good luck. xoxo
I'm watching my money this month by making a list of all my income and expenses for the next 4 weeks. I write down everything I spend, rounded up to the nearest dollar, and check it every few days to make sure I'm on track.
When I buy groceries, I try to buy ahead a couple of weeks. Even a few extra items can be a big help to my budget. This helps me twice: I have the food on the shelf, and I am not tempted to spend that money on something I don't need/can't afford.
Sounds like you've really made your trailer into a cozy home, and that's wonderful. Good luck to you.
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