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Beg, borrow, but don’t steal

A while ago, I wrote about borrowing Charlaine Harris’ Dead Reckoning from the library. Friend and fellow blogger Melbourne on My Mind wrote back, informing me that I could have borrowed it from her. Therefore, the trick is to always ask around before you buy (or in my case, wait for a month to get a reserved copy from the library). You might be able to beg or borrow (but not steal) whatever it is that you’re desperate for from a family member, a co-worker, or a friend.

But how do you beg/borrow successfully?

Firstly, put the word out. Let it be known over Facebook, Twitter, or dinner table conversation that you have just bought a home and are in need of something. Continue reading