Jill Duggar Mentioned the Bunk Bed She Just Bought Her Sons Was 'Well-Used'
We’ve been watching the Duggars for years, and fans have gotten to know Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s quirks quite well. From their strict dress code they imposed on their 19 kids to their bizarre courtship rules, we’ve become fascinated with the Duggar way of life. And we also can’t forget how thrifty the family had to be.
Jim Bob and Michelle encouraged their kids to shop at thrift stores and purchase certain items in bulk — and it seems many of their adult children are still maintaining this way of thinking. Jill Duggar recently showed off bunk beds she and her husband bought their sons. And, of course, she mentioned she purchased them “well-used.”
The Duggars believe in the phrase, ‘buy used and save the difference’
Caring for 19 kids is no small task, and Jim Bob and Michelle made it known that they had to cut corners with their costs whenever possible. From sticking to a strict grocery budget to exclusively shopping at thrift stores, the family managed to spend very little considering all of the kids they had in the house.
“Our family motto is to ‘Buy used items and save the difference!’ We shop at thrift stores and garage sales,” Christian Today notes the Duggars said on their family blog.
The Duggars even managed to have massive weddings for a smaller-than-average price. “We didn’t want to spend a whole lot on our wedding,” Daily Mail Online notes Jessa said. ‘We wanted to save more for the honeymoon. …We can get a lot of things done for free. When you have people in the family who have strengths in certain areas, they are usually willing to help out.”
Jill Duggar has shown off her thriftiness in the past
Jill has gotten more attention than ever. Her husband, Derick Dillard, has it made it known that he and Jill are taking giant leaps away from Jill’s parents. And Jill and Derick have already started making life-changing decisions for their sons, Israel and Samuel, as they decided to enroll Israel in public school.
While Jill might be stepping away from some of Jim Bob and Michelle’s traditions, it’s clear she still loves saving money. She’s been called out by her Instagram followers in the past for always taking advantage of store freebies. On Chick-fil-A’s Cow Appreciation Day, her family dressed up in cow outfits just for a free meal. And she also paid Krispy Kreme a visit for free donuts on National Donut Day.
Jill’s followers also criticized her for the way she, Derick, and the kids spent Halloween. The family dressed up and drove to various restaurants for free food all night long. “Last minute costumes for free/cheap food lol,” Jill captioned her Instagram Story.
Jill mentioned she bought ‘well-used’ bunk beds
Jill’s started creating more content for her followers via YouTube. And she recently showed off a new purchase she made for her boys.
“So the boys got bunk beds, and they are super excited about it,” Jill stated in the video. “I’ve been looking on Facebook Marketplace for awhile now … really wanted some wood bunk beds. And found one that I felt like was within our price range. And it came with mattresses. It was well-used, and I figured that at least then we don’t have to worry about messing anything up.”
While she and her family seem to love the bunk beds, some of her followers aren’t so sure about the quality.
“Be sure to check the screws/bolts every once in a while,” one of Jill’s Instagram followers commented. “My sister and I had a similar one and after rough housing on the top bunk it fell down.”
We’re sure this is far from Jill’s only money-saving purchase she’ll be sharing with her followers!
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