Category: Frugal Living

Common Scents

By , July 20, 2017

For a long time, I’ve been aware of scent warmers, devices that heat scented wax with a tea light or electricity to scent a room. I never quite saw the logic of these devices. After all, if one wants to melt aromatic wax, that’s what scented candles are for, right?

I even like the color! …of the current wax, anyway. (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger.)

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Reverse Snobbery

By , April 2, 2017

For years, I’ve noticed an odd effect of shopping secondhand. The upshot of the effect may be that I have become a reverse snob.

I don’t find this discovery surprising in the least. I’ve long known, and even acknowledged, that I can be an incredible snob in many areas of life. Anything about which I’m enthusiastic enough to champion can become a point of snobbery for me. Since I’m very enthusiastic about shopping secondhand, it follows that I get snobby about it.

The reverse snobbery comes down to brand names.

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