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Helping you save money.
No matter your situation, no matter how tight your budget there is always room to save money.
Think about it what did you splurge on this month? What could you cut back on?
Wouldn’t it be great to save over $1000 this year?
What if you could save $1000 in a couple of months? Do you think you can do it?
An extra $1000 in your pocket.
Personally, I would love to have an extra $1000 in my pocket. An extra $1000 to put in an emergency fund or to save for something special.
What if I told you saving that $1000 is easier than you think and you could probably save $1000 in less than a year?
Below you will find 10 frugal tips that will help you save over $1000. Try one, try them all. Work the ideas around until they fit your life, your schedule. Some ideas may work for you, some ideas may not.
10 frugal tips that will save you over $1000:
1. Set up a budget.
Budgets are way easier to setup and use than you think. And they aren’t restrictive as some may see them as. Infact a budget allows you to make your money work for you. Here is a real simple, easy to use budgeting worksheet to help you get started.
2. Stop buying things you don’t need.
Have you ever really assessed what you are buying? What are you really using and what is going to waste?
I took a step back and assessed our budget and what we were buying and what we were actually using. To my surprise there was a lot of waste and a lot of things that I could be getting for cheaper. You can learn more about what I stopped buying to save over $700 in a month.
3. Learn how to grocery shop efficiently.
We have all done the quick rush stop at the grocery store that turns into more than we bargain for. Learn the tips and tricks to saving money at the grocery store.
4. Enjoy no spend fun.
Did you know you can spend a whole weekend having a great time and spend no money? Or that these 75 family friendly activities will cost you nothing. You don’t need to spend money to have fun.
5. Learn to meal plan.
It is 5:25pm and you are staring at the fridge wondering what to cook for dinner. Stress, frustration and a hungry tummy set in. Add in the inevitable question “Mom what’s for dinner?”
Save yourself the tummy rumbles, the frustration and the stress. Learn to meal plan and you will have an answer for the what’s for dinner question.
6. Learn to live more frugally.
Living frugally isn’t about hoarding all your pennies and cutting back on everything. Living frugally is about making choices.
Choosing to change a few things to save money. Learning 75 ways you can be more frugal today.
7. Stop wasting money on paper products.
Paper products consume money and they are generally single use items. Start saving money by investing in cloth napkins and reusable cleaning cloths.
8. Clear the clutter and stop buying stuff.
When was the last time you bought something you already had? Now you have two – will you use both?
Learn how to clear the clutter so you won’t be buying doubles and you will start saving money.
9. Start cooking from scratch.
How much did you spend on eating out last week? Breakfast, coffee, lunch or dinner it adds up.
Start cooking from scratch and brown bag your lunch. Checkout these resources to help you get started:
10. Change your mind set.
You can live very well on less. You just need to change your mindset.
Frugal tips to save money.
Whether you are looking to save $100 or $1000 or more this year the 10 frugal tips above will help get you in the right direction.
Have an amazing day,
Saving & Simplicity