Here is a frugal tip sent in by a reader:
Best tip I can give: learn how to sew (whether taking a course, have a relative or friend show you, etc.).
I’ve saved a LOT of money over the years because I learned how to sew.
I can’t count how many zippers I have replaced on things like blue jeans, shorts, coats. Even on new things, I’ve saved quite a bit.
For exampple: I bought my daughter a new suede leather coat with a hood regularly priced @ over $200 for only $50 because the zipper was broken. Since I knew how to replace zippers, I measured the old one, picked up a new one @ Wal-mart (zipper was only $5.) & sewed it in. My daughter was very happy to get a nice coat for the winter. This was cheaper than taking it to the cleaners for a new zipper.
I’ve found that zippers on clothing don’t last long & I usually have to replace them within 6 months to a year.
Do you have a frugal tip to share? Let me know!