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Home is where your heart is and where you raise your family.
It can also be an expensive place to be with household expenses and the general cost of living. Start saving money and cut your household expenses using these 21 frugal living tips.
21 Super Frugal Living Tips:
- Make your money work for you
- Shop sales, stockpile and use coupons
- Stop buying stuff you don’t need
- Invest in good appliances & do some home cooking
- Set up a grocery budget
- Try breakfast for dinner
- Use a meal plan
- Invest in a freezer
- Did you know you can freeze these 50+ items
- Cook a few meatless meals to save money
- Use Ibotta
- Wash your laundry in cold water
- Hang your clothing to dry
- Ensure that your house is weatherproof & up to date
- Lock up the thermostat
- Learn to say “no”
- Plan a no spend weekend
- Shop thrift & vintage
- Are you able to downsize your home?
- Invest in good money books
- Pay for everything with cash
Save money on your household expenses.
Saving money and cutting your household expenses is a lot easier than it may seem.
For example when I finally looked at all the places we were spending money I was amazed at the amount of money we were spending eating out.
Some nights I was just too tired to cook and hadn’t prepared anything. Other nights I was all for an evening out. What I didn’t think about was how this was killing our budget.
Simple fix to an expensive problem – meal planning. I plan about two weeks worth of meals at a time.
This means I know what I need at the grocery store and the meals are written on the calendar so I know what needs to be prepared ahead of time.
Stop buying stuff you don’t need.
Have you really looked at what you spend your money on? Have you looked into cheaper alternatives or whether you really use all the stuff you buy?
Do you spend money on premade pastries, breads and muffins when you could save the expense and make them at home?
What about clothes? How many pairs of (fill in the blank) do you have? Do you really need that many?
As people we have a tendency to buy stuff even if we really don’t need it. So the best way to save some money is to assess all the items you buy in a few weeks and see where and what you can cut.
You can read about all the stuff we stopped buying and how we saved over $700 a month.
Invest in you.
You are a confident, smart, money minded individual and as you begin or continue your frugal money saving journey invest in you and your money goals.
Education never goes out of style or loses value. Invest in you and your financial future.
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Get the Ibotta App.
Have you heard about Ibotta? It is an app you can get on your smartphone, tablet or computer. No more cutting coupons to save money while you grocery shop.
Ibotta pays you money based on your regular everyday shopping. And it goes beyond the grocery store.
Saving money is all in the planning.
If you want to cut down on your household expenses than plan to do so. Simple changes will produce big results.
Opt to buy generic for a week or two instead of your favorite brand and see how much you save. Pay with cash and start to realize how much you are actually spending.
Small changes will show smart savings results. Try one of these 21 tips and see how much you save. Or try two and see how much you save.
Learn to cut your household expenses and start saving your hard earned money.
Have an amazing day,
Saving & Simplicity
Updated July 20, 2018