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.
Have an amazing day,
Saving & Simplicity