One way to save is by working hard to take care of items — and not lose them — so you don’t have to pay for replacements.
Parents of young children will attest to this.
I was on assignment at a Madera elementary school where the principal announced to all parents that there were a ton of sweaters, coats, and other articles of clothing in the school’s lostand-found bins.
As a thrifty mom I thought, “Wow, I’d hate to have to buy my kid a ton of sweaters and jackets because she lost them at school. That’s such a waste of money!" ...