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Household expenses are getting expensive.
Whether you are a single income family or a dual income family the cost of raising a family is increasing rapidly. With the price of goods on the rise families are looking for more ways to save money. Ways to get ahead. Ways to get out of debt. Ways to live more frugally.
We live in an economy where the price of this and the price of that are rising. Not much is getting cheaper. The average price of living is on the rise.
Below you will find 55 super frugal living tips that will hopefully help you get ahead. Whether it is the beautiful vegetable garden you grow this spring and summer or the harvest you store this fall. Or the food you make from scratch using new money saving meal plans. Or changing things up and eating beans and rice. Or hanging your laundry to dry or making your own household cleaners. There is a frugal tip in here that will help you save money and get a head.
Think about it.. What if….
Think of the money you will save by changing just one thing. Opt to brown bag your lunch this week and you could save $25 – $50 on lunches out this week. What if you cut the cable and opted to use the internet how much would you save this month? If you grew that beautiful garden you dream about how much would you save on produce this year? If you cut coupons this week how much would you save on shopping day? Think about it. Frugality is a mind set, a mindset that will get you through the hard times, help you rise above and get ahead in the good times.
55 Super Frugal Living Tips To Save Money On Expenses:
- Use a budget and stick to it
- Grow your own vegetables and fruit
- Regrow fresh food from your kitchen scraps
- Can and preserve the bounty of the season
- Make your own bread and pastries
- Hang your laundry to dry instead of using the dryer
- Make your own home made cleaners
- Learn to sew and mend your clothes
- Wear it, mend it, re-purpose it
- Make your food from scratch
- Use a meal plan
- Don’t shop when hungry
- Eat out less
- Cook cheap recipe based foods
- Use your slow cooker
- Cook once and eat twice
- Eat meatless meals
- Eat beans and rice
- Make breakfast for dinner
- Brown bag your lunch
- Eat healthy on a budget
- Fill your freezer with meals
- Shop at your local thrift store
- Use coupons
- Shop sales
- Order freebies and samples
- Buy in bulk
- Shop with a list
- Stop buying pop and drink more water
- Enjoy cheap dates
- Treat family to budget friendly activities
- Cut the cable
- Cancel the landline telephone
- Turn the heat down
- Plan fun family nights and meals in
- Unplug electronics when not in use
- Use cloth napkins, ditch the paper
- Use reusable cloth bags
- Get a library card
- Enjoy super fun, super cheap activities
- Bike to work or take public transport
- DIY everything and anything
- Make your own gifts
- Buy and restore used furniture
- Buy or rent a house that fits your needs
- Shop at garage sales and flea markets
- Sell your old items online or at garage sales
- Shop around your cellphone, mortgage, banking plans
- Pay with cash
- Use the envelope system
- Checkout your free local attractions
- Enjoy kids eat free places
- Play in the park or go for a hike it’s free
- Shop smartwith a frugal mind
- Share the abundance of your garden, your extra fresh bread, your old clothes or unused items
Have fun, live frugally, pay it forward. You can make a difference in your expenses and your life by changing your mindset. Skip a few wants and focus on needs. Cut back on a few things so you can live the life you want to lead in the future. Living frugally will help you get through the hard times and support your success in the good times.
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