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Finding Free Furniture

Finding Free FurnitureIf you need to furnish your home or apartment inexpensively, it doesn't get any better than finding free furniture. This is a page about finding free furniture.


Buy Now, Pay Later Catalogs

Buy Now, Pay Later CatalogsLots of buy now pay later websites have catalogs picturing their merchandise, that you can receive in the mail. This is a page about buy now, pay later catalogs.


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Using Sites Like ABC Distributing and LTD CommoditiesThere are several web shopping sites that offer low prices, buy now and pay later options, and no credit checks. This is a page about using sites like ABC Distributing and LTD Commodities.


Wooden Bed

Finding a Free BedFinancial circumstances may require that you attempt to locate free furniture rather than buy new or used items. This is a page about finding a free bed.


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Saving Money on TravelThis is a page about saving money on travel. Traveling is expensive. Saving money on travel can allow you to travel more frequently or to spend your money on other things during your trip.



Buying Oxydol Laundry DetergentThis page is about buying Oxydol laundry detergent. Sometimes finding the laundry detergent you prefer, isn't where you expect to buy it.


A free couch on the side of the road.

How to Find Free or Inexpensive FurnitureFinancial circumstances often make it impossible to purchase new furniture. This is a page about how to find free or inexpensive furniture.


A person washing their hands with soap.

Saving Money on Hand SoapThis is a page about saving money on hand soap. With numerous bathrooms or large families, hand soap can be expensive. Although it is a necessity, there are ways you can save money on it.


Thrift Store Clothes

Thrift Store Shopping TipsThis is a page about thrift store shopping tips. Many shoppers find exceptional bargains at their local thrift stores.


Pile of split firewood.

Saving Money on FirewoodThis is a page about saving money on firewood. Finding a good deal on firewood is helpful, especially if you use a lot of it to warm your home.


Saving Money on Toiletries

Saving Money on ToiletriesThis is a page about saving money on toiletries. Toiletries can be expensive to buy and may be overused by family members.


A woman looking at her shopping list.

Organizing Your Grocery ListHave you ever gone grocery shopping and walked down the same aisle several times? An organized grocery list can save you time at the grocery store. This is a page about organizing your grocery list.



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Saving Money on Acrylic NailsThis is a page on saving money on acrylic nails. Acrylic nails can make your hands look beautiful but they can be expensive to upkeep. Most acrylic nails need to be filled once every 2-4 weeks. This constant expense can really drain one's budget.


Looking at a grocery receipt.

Dealing With Mistakes at the Cash RegisterThis is a page about dealing with mistakes at the cash register. Mistakes happen and the easiest time to correct them when shopping is while you are still in the store, either at the register or service desk.


Three girls wearing prom dresses.

Saving Money on Prom DressesThis is a page about saving money on prom dresses. You want to look your best for prom, but don't always have an unlimited clothing budget.


Pillows and Sheets on Bed

Saving Money On Bedding This is a page about saving money on bedding. If you have gone shopping for bedding lately, you may still be recovering from sticker shock.


A pile of silver jewelry on a wooden surface.

Finding Silver at Thrift ShopsThere are definitely bargains to be found at your local thrift store. If you know how to look, you may come upon a lovely piece of silver hiding under that tarnish. This is a page about finding silver at thrift shops.


A paper bag of groceries.

Saving Money on GroceriesThis is a page about saving money on groceries. A large part of your budget is probably spent on food. There are several ways you can cut those grocery shopping expenses.


couple reading canned food label at the market

Grocery Shopping StrategiesWhether your goal is saving time or money, there are a number of strategies that can improve your grocery shopping experience. This is a page about grocery shopping strategies.


A woman shopping in the milk aisle at a grocery store.

Saving Money on MilkThis is a page about saving money on milk. Depending on your family's needs and your storage facilities, there are a variety of ways to save on milk purchases.


Pile of mattresses.

Finding a Free Mattress and BoxspringFinding a free mattress and boxspring is possible. A few options such as contacting local hotels are listed on this page. This is a page about finding a free mattress and boxspring.


Buying Food in Bulk

Buying Food in BulkThis is a page about buying food in bulk. You can save money by buying food in bulk, but there are things to consider such as storage.


Couple Buying a Digital Camera

Buying a Digital CameraThis page is about buying a digital camera. Finding the best camera for your needs will take some research.


Websites Like Lakeside Collection

Websites Like Lakeside CollectionThis page is about websites like Lakeside Collection. You can shop online for inexpensive things you want.


Shampoo Bottle

Saving Money on ShampooThis is a page about saving money on shampoo. Staying within your budget means looking for ways to save money wherever possible.


A woman grocery shopping looking at her organized shopping list.

Organizing Your Shopping List By AisleThis is a page about organize your shopping list by aisle. You can save time and even money if you organize your shopping by the aisles in your favorite market.


Stack of Cheeses

Saving Money on CheeseThis is a page about saving money on cheese. Cheese is a favorite ingredient in many recipes and a great snack food.




Starting a Coupon SwapThis page is about starting a coupon swap. The more people that participate in a coupon exchange, make it more likely you will be able to get the products you need.


Organic Flour

Buying Organic FlourThis is a page about buying organic flour. Organic food products are becoming more and more popular.


Putting on Jeans

Saving Money on Clothes While DietingThis is a page about saving money on clothes while dieting. If you are like many people you have your skinny clothes and your not so skinny clothes. Then there are all the sizes in between as you are dieting. The changing clothing size needs can be expensive.


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Where Can I Buy Onion Juice?Can you buy onion juice? I have a recipe calling for it and I've never seen it before.


Worn Work Boots

Saving Money on Work BootsOne way to save money on work boots is to shop at factory outlet stores or ask about boots that might be discounted due to blemishes. This is a page about saving money on work boots.


Shoes at a Thrift Stores

Buying Shoes at Thrift StoresThis is a page about buying shoes at thrift stores. While thrifty stores have lots of shoes, some in very good condition, for a reasonable price, shoppers often hesitate to buy used shoes.


Dishwasher full of dishes.

Saving Money on Rinse AgentThis is a page about saving money on rinse agents. Many dishwashers require the use of rinse agents.


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Faster Economical Grocery ShoppingArmed with your list, pick up frozen food first. Yes, it sounds crazy, but knowing that your frozen items might melt, you will now be propelled through the market and out the door. You won't dawdle looking at items you do not need but might be tempted to buy.


Mother and Daughter Shopping at Supermarket

Shopping Tips and TricksThis page contains shopping tips and tricks. Whatever shopping you have to accomplish, there are many ways to save time and money.


Woman Catalog Shopping

Finding Catalogs with Items for $19.99 or LessThis page contains a list of catalogs that sell items for $19.99 or less. If you are shopping on a budget, there are a number of catalogs that specialize in selling items that are under $20. Here are a few suggestions.


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Saving Money on Baking SodaThis is a page about saving money on baking soda. Baking soda can be used in everything from cooking to cleaning. Because of this baking soda is a staple product in most households.



Recognizing Real Sheepskin vs Faux SheepskinThis is a page about recognizing real sheepskin vs faux sheepskin. Real sheepskin is often used in making winter coats, jackets, and boots. To ensure that your new purchase is the genuine article, you will want to be able to easily recognize the difference between real and faux sheepskin.


Stack of Colored Towels

Saving Money on TowelsThis is a page about saving money on towels. We all appreciate a bargain, and shopping of towels is no exception.


A bunch of full shopping bags from the grocery store.

Bring Food Home Safely from Grocery Shopping TripsGrocery shopping in warm weather can result in the cold items getting warm on the trip home. Taking a cooler with ice packs helps keep everything at a safe temperature.


A pile of packages delivered to a home.

Protecting Delivered Packages At HomeOnline shopping is very popular. The convenience of this method also comes with a potential for lost/undelivered or stolen packages. This page contains a few ideas for tracking delivery dates and providing a less visible drop spot for the item.



A shopping bag upended on a basket to dry.

Drying Out Wet Shopping BagsHere in Oregon, single use plastic bags have gone the way of the beta. I am glad. I had a particularly soggy shopping today today, and I came upon a trick that you might want to modify. I happened to have a wicker basket that I got and it was perfect for up-ending the wet bag and letting it drain.


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Stick to Solid Color PursesOne way to economize in the closet is to purchase solid color purses. I know there are several designers who produce vividly patterned quilted purses, and they look great in the store, but really, how often are you dressed in solid colors top to bottom? Those patterned purses will clash with any outfit that boasts a print top, skirt, jacket or dress.


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Divide Bulk Purchases and SaveBuying food in bulk can help save money but not if you throw half of it away because it goes bad. I buy cheese and meats in larger quantities if the price is low enough. Dividing my purchase into more manageable servings and freezing helps me save time and money.


A woman holding a Chanel handbag.

Designer Name Brands at Thrift StoresYou can find many designer name brands at thrift shops for a fraction of the cost these used or mis-marked items were originally priced. Often they look nearly new. Although it does take time to search, you can find some treasures.


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Getting Free FurnitureI need help with getting free furniture. Any suggestions?


"Back to School" written on a chalk board with a small shopping cart full of school supplies.

Tax Free School Shopping WeekendMany states designate one weekend in the late summer for tax free school shopping. To find out more information about your state's sales tax holidays, click here!


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Shopping Tips for In-Store Pick UpIt's easy to save shipping costs and time by picking up online orders at the store. This page contains shopping tips for in-store pick up.


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Finding a Inexpensive Natural Gas Hot Water HeaterDo y'all know where I can find a cheap natural gas hot water heater? I have no hot water to bathe with. I burnt my leg trying to haul water to the bath tub. I need it to be low cost. I just started a job, but have no check. They hold back and only pay every two weeks.


Colorful bottles of soaps.

Saving Money at Bath and Body WorksCertain retailers, such as Bath and Body Works, have annual or semi-annual sales where you can shop for great deals. Store coupons can also add additional savings to your purchases. This is a page about saving money at Bath and Body Works.


Dollar General storefront and sign.

Shopping at Dollar GeneralThe Dollar General is a popular variety store that originated in Tennesee. Currently, there are stores in most states in the U.S. Although it is not a "dollar" store, there are great deals to be found. This is a page about shopping at Dollar General.


30% closing sale signs in a store window.

Shopping Store Closing SalesWhile it may be disappointing to see a store go out of business, there are bargains to be had during the closing sales. This is a page about shopping store closing sales.


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Finding Gently Used AppliancesI am looking for a gently used refrigerator. Any suggestions?


A misgrown ear of corn.

Take a Peek at Corn Before BuyingIt's corn season right now. Here's a tip if you don't already know - to get the best corn, you have to take a little peek! Peel a little bit of the corn husk down and inspect kernels to ensure plump and all there.


Hand holding phone with a Black Friday Ad on it.

Using Store Apps for DiscountsThis is a page about using store apps for discounts. Many stores have a mobile app for their customers to use. They offer exclusive coupons and deals that don't need to be printed out. The apps can also help you keep track of your store rewards.


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Shopping for a Pressure CookerI think I'm officially sold on the idea of a multi-pressure cooker. It seems an Instant Pot is the brand most people like. My sister has one and loves it. I just don't want to spend quite that much. Looking online I see there are some other less expensive brands. But do you get what you pay for with these?


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Buying Dented Canned FoodsWhere can I buy dented tin food for my charity like baked beans, corn, mixed vegetables, Bull brand fish and tomato mix?


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Finding Inexpensive Dinner and GlasswareI need to advice on where to get dinnerware and glassware sets. Preferably antique collectibles, but modern sets will be accepted too. The price has to be really cheap.


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Finding Inexpensive FurnitureCan anyone help me with furniture for my 2 bedroom apartment all I have is one bed and a table. I need everything. Can anyone point me in the direction of cheap decent furniture?


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Save Money With Pick 5 Meat SalesSaving money on groceries is helped along by watching for special sales at your local markets. Finding meat on sale is a great boon, as it can be quite costly. This is a page about save money with pick 5 meat sales.


Closeup of sliced ham lunch meat.

Saving Money on Sandwich MeatOne way to save on sandwich meat is to buy fully cooked ham, turkey, or other meats in the meat department at your local market and have the deli department thin slice it for you. Freeze some for later if you like. This is a page about saving money on sandwich meat.


Outside an Amish Country Store on a sunny day.

Buy From Mennonite or Amish Country StoresVisiting a store in an Amish or Mennonite community is a relaxing and interesting experience. You can find a variety of items that are not readily available in typical grocery chains. This is a page about buying from Mennonite or Amish country stores.


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Coupon Tips and TricksThis is a page about coupon tips and tricks. Here are a bunch of tips for finding, using, and organizing coupons. If you have a good system in place, you can save a lot of money!


HP Inkjet Printer

Choosing an Inkjet PrinterYour budget and printing volume are considerations when shopping for an inkjet printer. This is a page about choosing an inkjet printer.


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Trying Lotion Samples from StoresI have purchased so many jars of creams and lotions that end up not having the result I was hoping for. I keep empty clean RX bottles in my bag and I just put a few pumps in the bottle when I see a sample of a new cream. That way I can try it out for three to five days and see if there is any problem with it.


Dollar Tree Rinse Aid  - bottle of dishwasher rinse aid

Dollar Tree Rinse AidI found this 8.45 ounce bottle of rinse aid at the Dollar Tree. The same size bottle of Finish brand rinse aid is $3.77 at Target, the lowest price I have found. There has been absolutely no difference in the performance. I don't always see it, so I buy several bottles when they are in stock.


Thoroughly Read Sale Price Tags or Signs - close up of sale sign

Thoroughly Read Sale Price Tags or SignsWhen shopping, red signs catch my attention because that means the product usually is on sale. It is very important to read price tags and signs clearly because there could be a trick or limit.


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Compare Prices for the Best ValueThe internet is an amazing resource to compare prices to see if you are getting the best value possible! A travel mug featuring 7 hours hot, leak proof, and 18 hours cold interested me. The mug was reasonably priced, or what I thought was reasonable before researching.


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Tips for Stress Free ShoppingWhy does shopping for groceries or, even worse clothing, or household items become so time consuming and overwhelming. What used to be so simple as buying a pair of jeans can now turn into an all day affair. And looking for a healthy ceral or a good laundry detergent can turn into 20 minutes.


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Swag Bucks ReviewsSwag Bucks is an online rewards program that earns you points (Swag Bucks) when you shop at selected retailers. This is a page about swag bucks reviews.


A teen in a prom dress.

Finding an Inexpensive Plus Size Prom DressShopping early and trying a variety of options such as thrift stores and on-line sites can help to find the best price on prom dresses. This is a page about finding an inexpensive plus size prom dress.


A white kitchen counter filled with small white appliances in a row.

Saving Money on Small AppliancesThe cost of buying small appliances may not be so small. Finding ways to spend less is typically a good choice. This is a page about saving money on small appliances.


Spraying eyeglass cleaner on eyeglass lenses.

Buying Commercial Eyeglass Cleaner in BulkBuying commercial eyeglass cleaner in bulk will ensure you always be able to clean your glasses properly.


A mother cooking dinner for her family.

Feeding a Family of Four on $400 a MonthThis is a page about feeding a family of four on $400 a month. Stay within your food budget and eat well by making delicious meals from scratch.


A woman checking out at a grocery store.

Download Store Coupons to Your Rewards CardThis is a page about download store coupons to your rewards card. You can go even more paperless when shopping by downloading your favorite store's coupons to their rewards card or account.


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Shopping for Christmas Presents OnlineThis is a page about shopping for Christmas presents online. One way to have access to many more gift choices is to shop online.


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Finding Free or Inexpensive FurnitureI'm looking for help on getting furniture. I am having a hard time affording furniture at this time. I'm a single mother of two living off low income. I can't afford bedding, etc.


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Frugal Tips for Grocery ShoppingThis page contains frugal tips for grocery shopping. There are many ways to save money when buying food for your family.


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Checking Shopping ReceiptsThis is a page about checking shopping receipts. It is important to make sure you were charged correctly for your purchases before you leave the store. Mistakes can happen.


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Saving Money on Contact PaperThis is a page about saving money on contact paper. You can save money when buying this versatile stick down paper, by shopping sales or buying a clone.


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Finding Free FurnitureHow do I get furniture I'm in need of some?


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Finding Free FurnitureHow can I find free living room furniture, 2 full size beds with mattresses, a washer and dryer, and a deep freezer.


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Free FurnitureWhere can I get free furniture?


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Buying Pants Without Trying Them OnThis is a page about buying pants without trying them on. Trying on clothes can sometimes be more of a chore than an adventure. Save time by learning to measure pants for a good fit without trying them on.


steaks in a supermarket meat case

Saving Money on SteakSteak can be quite expensive, but there are ways to save money and still serve steak. This is a page about saving money on steak.


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Shopping at Aldi'sThis is a page about shopping at Aldi's. Known for its consistently low prices, this German warehouse style grocery store is finding satisfied customers in the US.


Assorted Beans

Saving Money on BeansBeans are a nutritious part of a balanced diet and a great source of protein. This is a page about saving money on beans.


Seasonal Shopping

Seasonal Shopping TipsThis is a page about seasonal shopping tips. Buying foods in season and shopping after holidays can help save you money throughout the year.


Mixed Nuts

Saving Money on NutsThis is a page about saving money on nuts. Nuts are a healthy addition to your daily diet, as well as delicious in many recipes. However, they can be pricey to pick up at the market.


Groceries in Car Trunk

Transporting GroceriesThis is a page about transporting groceries. Having your food and household supplies easy to carry, safely home, and sorted to be easily put away, is the goal.


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Buying an Elevator ShoeHow do I choose height increasing shoe? And does anyone know how much it would cost to have Chamaripa elevator shoes shipped to India?


Boxes of fruit at the market.

Saving Money on FruitA smart shopper can save money on fruit using a couple of strategies to get the best price. This is a page about saving money on fruit.


CD Player for Audio System

Buying CD Player for Audio SystemThis is a page about buying cd player for audio system. When you have a AM/FM receiver, amplifier and speakers you may need to buy a music cd player to go with it.


Woman Shopping for Furniture

Furniture Buying TipsThis is a page about furniture buying tips. Buying furniture is an important decision and can be a significant expense.


Leather Sofa

Buying a Leather SofaThis page is about buying a leather sofa. Choosing the best covering for your living room furniture can help make it last longer and make maintenance easy.


Freezer bag full of strawberries.

Saving Money on Freezer BagsThis page is about saving money on freezer bags. There are ways to save when purchasing plastic bags for freezing foods.


A woman looking at her shopping list in a supermarket.

Feeding a Family InexpensivelyThis page is about feeding a family inexpensively. You can reduce your grocery bill by buying less prepared food, and being creative.


Couple in a grocery store.

Shopping At Ethnic Food StoresThis is a page about shopping at ethnic food stores. Ethnic food stores not only have a wide variety of foods, including fresh produce, that cannot be found at a chain market, but they will allow you to indulge yourself with exciting new recipes.


Cream Cheese

Saving Money on Cream CheeseThis is a page about saving money on cream cheese. The price of groceries seems to continually be rising so many shoppers are always on the lookout for ways to save money.


Oak dining room furniture.

Buying Oak FurnitureThis is a page about buying oak furniture. Oak is a beautiful, durable wood that is popular for making furniture.


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Thrift Shops Before Retail

Thrift Shops Before RetailWhy the coat? I recently purchased this coat for 69 cents at a thrift shop. No, I'm not kidding you! For years now, I have ALWAYS looked in the local thrift shops BEFORE simply paying retail at a chain store.


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Saving Money to Go on VacationIt's important to find time and money to go on a vacation, even if it's an inexpensive one. In today's economy finding the room in our budgets for vacations is getting more and more difficult. This is a page about saving money to go on a vacation.


Online Purchase from Penny Auction

Avoid the Penny Auction ScamPenny auctions, you have probably seen banner ads in your browser and even commercials on TV. The auction prices sound too good to be true. That is because they are! It is a scam that could cost you more than buying the item directly.



Use Shampoo as Hand Soap RefillI have an alternative to replace pricey hand wash pumps. I use value supermarket brands of shampoo instead! I buy the cheap shampoos from the supermarket. Store branded hand wash start at about £1 a bottle.


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Keep Groceries Organized to Save...To keep my groceries organized so I know what I have and don't have, I have been doing the following:


finished cookies

Baking from the Discount Grocery ShelfI recently started checking the discount shelves at my local supermarkets. I have found some really good savings from time to time. Earlier this year I picked up a couple of bags of Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix.


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A bottle of Acqua Panna water.

Freebies on Tuesdays at VonsIf you are a frequent shopper of the grocery store Vons, every Tuesday you can check Von's Facebook page for the WORD OF THE DAY. You will find the freebie in the store, tell the cashier at check out - the word of the day and the item is free.


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Saving Money in Different CategoriesSome of the best ways I've personally saved some money has been through these things:


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Hidden Treasure When ShoppingWhen I make my grocery list, I put how much I'm willing to spend next to each item. If I catch something on sale or have a coupon for it, it's like a hidden treasure. I put the difference in savings. Also, I keep my lists in a spiral noteook. I can look back to see how much I paid for an item, and I can usually tell what items I have on hand so I don't buy stuff I already have.



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Finding Free FurnitureI need beds and couches for my new home.


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Getting a Voucher for a Free BedI am poor as you now can imagine. I have no other income, but food stamps and am caring for my mother. She is 74 and no one else can do the job, but me staying at home. So I am doing this for my share of the living expenses. I get to live here and get food free. How do I get a voucher for a free bed?


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Finding Free FurnitureHow could I get help with furniture?


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Finding a Free MattressI am in need of a king sized mattress. My husband and I are disabled and on a fixed income. I am in Lincolnton NC. Can someone help with suggestions on where to find one?


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Getting Free FurnitureI am new to the Fort Wayne area. I need help getting assistance for bedroom and living room furniture. I am on disability for a severe back problem called scoliosis. I get my 13 year old son every weekend and we sleep on his futon bed in my living room. My son does not have a normal bedroom like a 13 year old should have. I lost my furniture to rent a center because I absolutely couldn't pay for it.


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Finding Free or Inexpensive Bedroom FurnitureI'm looking for a bed, maybe a small night stand, and a few decorations would be amazing. I left a very abusive relationship and I'm now starting over. I don't have a lot of money, but could come up with a few dollars.


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