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We live in an over marketed, busy world. Where moms need to be everywhere and everything.
If you can take a second to slow down. I know it is hard when you need to be everywhere. But if you can slow down and assess all the things going on.
And take two seconds to take care of you. The later is real important because if you don’t take care of you, you can’t take care of everyone else.
Now back to that assess thing I mentioned.
If you can take 30 minutes and assess where you are spending your money, where you need to be everyday and what your goals are you will start saving money.
As people in today’s every busy economy we have a habit to run on overdrive and during this busy we grab a coffee here and take out there and maybe over shop the grocery budget a bit.
It is normal! I have done it sometimes more than I want to admit. One 21 day work away cycle for my husband I over coffee ordered my days just to keep going to make sure everything got done.
Yes, this titled my budget a bit sideways but I made it work. Taking two seconds to just ahhhh and assess things is important. I have now added an additional travel mug to my mornings for tea or coffee and now I can start saving more money.
It doesn’t have to be complicated, simply take count of where you spent money the last week. Did you order coffee more than usual or travel out of town? Are the kids growing and need new clothes? Did you order take out after soccer practice?
I have done everyone of these things at one moment or another. You can read all the things we stopped doing to save money. Life gets busy, we get busy and choosing the easy route is just plain easier sometimes.
Making simple, easy changes to help you save money.
Opting to make simple changes to save money is easier than you think. For example I bought a second travel mug for my tea or coffee instead of spending $5 a day when I need that extra pick me up. I even bought some new teas to make it more appealing and fun.
What can you change up in your everyday to save money? Does the cost of meat have you stressing? We are placing our first order with Zaycon Fresh to help save money on the cost of meat. I have heard nothing but amazing things about their services.
Are your utilities costing you too much? What can you change? Can you opt to wash in cold water? Is turning the thermostat down an option?
10 Simple Lifestyle Changes To Make, To Save More Money:
- Brown bag your lunch
- Bring your coffee from home
- Wash your laundry in cold water
- Stay local for a weekend and have a staycation
- Turn the thermostat down
- Meal plan
- Plant a garden
- Try doing minor household repairs yourself
- Invite your friends over for a meal instead of dining out
- Shop vintage and thrift first
Amazing ways to save money.
One of the best ways to save money if you are traveling or if you are a working mom or if you go from school pick up to activities is meal planning. I find we save so much money brown bagging our lunch and bringing along snacks and drinks.
We do simple meal prep on the weekend cutting up vegetables and fruit. Compiling weekly meals in containers. Bagging up snacks for easy grab and go. Spending a few minutes on the weekend saves us so much money during the week.
Another great way to save money is to have everyone over. Invite your family or friends or both. Even if it is just for a simple barbecue or soup night. Have everyone pitch in and bring a dessert, salad or accompaniment to the meal. Make it simple and not to complicated. Bring out the board games or outdoor activities. And enjoy good quality fun without the expensive meal and entertainment. If you are worried about the clean up get your family and friends involved. Give everyone a job and enjoy the night.
Simple changes make great money savers.
Other great money saving posts you may like:
- 101 Money saving Frugal Living Tips
- 5 Frugal Things You Can Start Today To Save Money
- 10 Frugal Ways To Stretch Your Grocery Budget
- The Must Have Essentials Of A Frugal Home
Have an amazing day,
Saving & Simplicity