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Whether you are new to being frugal or you are a frugality expert I am sure you can agree that the suggestions to follow are great ways to be more frugal and save money.
10 Ways To Be More Frugal:
1. Set up a budget
Set up a budget and make your hard earned money work for you. Give every dollar a job. Collect all your bills, find out what your income is and acknowledge how much you actually have to spend. You can print off a free budgeting printable here.
2. Start using cash
Hide the credit cards and the visa debit. Hide the store purchase cards. Set up a cash envelope system and start paying for your items with cash.
3. Learn how to budget better for food
Groceries are a large expense and learning to use a grocery budget and how to save money at the grocery store is important. Did you know the grocery store tricks you into spending more money? Learn how to save more money at the grocery store.
4. Stop eating out and start meal planning
Eating out, even coffee out can wreck a budget. Start using a meal plan and it will save you large amounts of money. Eating out was killing our budget and once we brought in a great meal plan everything changed. We were saving money and meal time was fun again.
5. Discover your DIY creativity
Gifts, cleaners, home repairs they can all be expensive. Start cutting these costs by learning how to make your own household cleaners, minor home repairs and holiday gifts.
6. Learn where to shop for deals
Whether it be the grocery store or your favorite clothing store or the best bulk buy location. Learn where to shop for the best deals.
7. Invest in a good freezer and time in the kitchen
Learning to cook or making an effort to bake will save you money. Home cooked meals can be made at a fraction of take out. Harvest the bounty of the season or your bulk buy and fill the freezer with yummy delicious food. Having a freezer can save you money when you stockpile and/or you cook freezer meals.
8. Learn how to save money in the laundry room
Hanging your clothing to dry and letting the dryer have a break can save you money. Learning how to make your own laundry soap and dryer sheets can also be a big money saver.
9. Stop trying to keep up with the Joneses
Stop trying to impress people and keep up with all the latest trends. Be content with what you have. The goal of being frugal, living well with less is to pay down your debt and increase the money saved. Life isn’t always greener on the other side. Stop trying to keep up.
10. Look for ways to make extra money
Frugal people are always looking for ways to save money and make money. Look for ways you can add extra income to your household. Could you sell off some of that clutter you cleared or could you sell some of your DIY crafts?
Being frugal isn’t about being cheap. Being frugal is about making wiser choices for your future. Learning how to live well on less.
Are you looking to save money? Checkout these money saving resources:
Are you looking to get your finances under control and learn how to budget? You can get our free budgeting printable here. Another great resource for budgeting and learning all the ins and outs of personal finance is The Total Money Makeover. This book changed our personal finances for the better and is a must read.
If you have read my blog before you have heard me talk about MyFreezEasy meal plans and how much I love them. You have also heard me talk about all the time and money meal planning saves me. I use to choose take out or drive thru coffee or dinner at a restaurant after a long hard day. Learning to meal plan effectively helped curb that habit and now we are enjoying yummy homemade meals that our family love.
Is your grocery budget stressing you out? Are you trying to figure out how to feed our family healthy meals while you watch the price of groceries rise? You are not alone.
The Grocery Budget Workshop taught me how to save money at the grocery store. It taught me how to cook efficiently, manage a grocery budget, shop sales and coupon quickly. It also taught me how to save over $700 a month on items our family really didn’t need.
Are you ready to earn money while you shop? Yes, I said earn money while you shop. Have you heard of Ibotta? Earn cash back on everyday purchases. Simple select the items you will be shopping for in your easy handheld app, go shopping, redeem your rebates and earn cash. Simple and easy.
Have an amazing day,
Saving & Simplicity