Lately, I seem to be ever increasingly plagued with kithen issues, which I am now focused on resolving:
1-got some awesome, heavy, lined, designer drapes in a neutral plaid (beige, cream, grey) great. Issue is figuring out how to hang them, and do so on a budget. Weird soffit configuration over the window in question. So, I've reached out to an Interior designer who's cutting me a deal, to come over and consult with me on how to do this right. This is a rental, I need to not damage anything, and anything I do buy will have to come with me, and be reusable, in the most ideal of situations. A quasi investment.
2-After making a pan of rice krispy bars, I slipped on the kitchen tile floor, and the pan when crashing onto the floor, shattering in the process. I've tried several second hand shops to replace it, have posted on freecycle sites as well as serveral local Facebook tag sale sites for a replacement 13 x 9 x 2. Since I tend to bulk bake, it's good to have 2 like sized pans available. A clear glass Pyrex dish goes for just under $11 at WM-a place I like to avoid. Looking to spend $3
One of my many Crock Pots died. This is a 7 quart one that I got a few years back on Freecycle. The liner has a crack and it leaks. I again have sought second hand stores (spotted one @ $25 but wasn't sure if that was a good deal on not), as well as again posting on Freecycle sites, local Facebook tagsale sites. Meanwhile, Kohl's has one for $29.
My Oster convection/toaster oven is starting to go, the toaster is acting wonky. I've had this for years, it doesn't owe me anything but it's something else that will soon be needing replacement. I won't consider buying second hand, this is an item that I'd get new.
This is why I set aside monies every month towards these type expenses.