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Dry Cleaning on the Cheapo

August 26th, 2005 at 06:41 pm

I love competitive markets!!!!! I previously lived in Iowa and granted cost of living was cheap, dry cleaning was not. Very rarely would I drop anything off, only if absolutely necessary. So it was ofter over $5 per item! Now that I've moved to Chicago, while the cost of living and entertainment has gone up (not a whole lot actually) Dry cleaning has gone cheap!! Normally it costs $1.75 per item. How awesome. But I had a coupon that saved me $0.25 per item. So with 2 dresses, 2 sweaters and 5 pants it was only $13.50!!! That would have easily been $50+ in Iowa. Ahhh I love it. I don't really do it that often though. I end up taking my pants there about once every 2-3 washes. That way I keep the nice crease and get the cat hair off.

Hmm otherwise. my CCs have gone down a bit this month. They were riding about $800-1000. Things for the house, going out in the summer. Part of that is going on trips for work which I do get reimbursed. But this month my ccs are just under $700. So far so good on my budget resolution.

I also should be receiving a reimbursement check in 2 weeks for about $350. That'll look nice since the bills will already have been paid. I should also be receiving another $5 from Pinecone. This will be my second.

On a sad note, taxes are due. I'm planning on paying it tomorrow. $1400ish. Not going to be fun. It's still better than having an escrow and still getting a bill for what the escrow doesn't cover and earning interest on the whole $2800.

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