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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

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August 29, 20080 found this helpful

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.

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August 29, 20080 found this helpful

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

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August 30, 20080 found this helpful

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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August 30, 20080 found this helpful

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