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Save money on buttons by keeping all the buttons you buy or come with your clothing organized.  You can store buttons in storage units like fishing tackle boxes or thrift friendly empty egg cartons. Put similar buttons together on bread twist ties.

For the buttons that go on clothing hanging in your closet, you can put them on a safety pin, and hook the safety pin to the hanger.  If you are really ambitious, you can sew them to the underside of clothing.

If you are having a problem with buttons falling off your clothing and you are losing them, put a drop of glue under the center of the button and press it against the garment.  Remember your button must still wiggle so that it will slip through the buttonhole.


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Frugal footnotes:

Here are a few ways to purchase frugal buttons.

- Check out the clothing at thrift stores.  The buttons may be worth more than the
- Check out the notions and household linens at thrift stores for buttons.
- Look for buttons at garage sales and on ebay.
- Use coupons and buy them at discount sewing stores or check sale bins.
- Check out craft and hobby stores.







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tips in alphabetical order


A - Frugal Tips: Acne - Automobiles


B - Frugal Tips:  Babies - Buttons


C - Frugal Tips: Cakes - Cutting Boards


D - Frugal Tips:  Dandruff - Dryers


E - Frugal Tips:  Eating Out - Eyeliner


F - Frugal Tips:  Fabric - Furniture


G- Frugal Tips:  Garage Sales - Groceries


H - Frugal Tips:  Hair Humidifiers


I - Frugal Tips:  Ice - Ironing


J - Frugal Tips:  Jars - Junk Mail


K - Frugal Tips:  Ketchup - Kitchen Pot Hangers


L - Frugal Tips:  Ladders - Lotions


M - Frugal Tips:  Mac and Cheese - Mushrooms


N - Frugal Tips:  Nail Polish - Nuts


O - Frugal Tips: Oatmeal - Ovens


P - Frugal Tips: Paint - Pumpkins


Q - Frugal Tips: Quiche - Quilting


R - Frugal Tips: Radishes - Rubbing Alcohol


S - Frugal Tips: Sales - Sweetened Condensed Milk


T - Frugal Tips: Tablecloths - TV Dinners


U - Frugal Tips: Upholstery Fabric - Utilities


V - Frugal Tips: Vacations - Vinyl Tablecloths


W - Frugal Tips: Wallpaper - Wreaths


XYZ - Frugal Tips - Yams - Zucchini