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Can I just say our readers are great. You guys rock. A while back we asked you what your favorite ways to save money were. Who knew you were going to give us this many ideas. The ideas were so great I had to share them. Everyone loves to save money right?
Some of our favorite ways to save money are…
We are a frugal living family and we love to live on less. Believe it or not you can live quite well on less. Downsizing stuff and cutting the clutter has been a major money saver. Bringing coffee and lunches from home save us a bunch of money. I bought my husband this amazing oven lunch box so he can have warm lunches, soups and stews on the road. I bring my portable coffee mug and water bottle with me everywhere. I am also a lover of meal planning. Eating out so much was wrecking our budget, now we meal plan and eat most of our meals at home.
These are just some of the ways we save money. Checkout below to see some of the ways your fellow readers are saving money. We are all in this together Moms, Dads and families it is time to make our hard earned money work for us and time to decrease our stress. Living more frugally and saving money is the answer.
75 Of The Best Ways To Save Money:
- Paying cash and using the envelope system
- Staying home (no spend weekends)
- Shopping the dollar store
- Making your own laundry soap
- Using a budget
- Cutting up the credit cards
- Growing your own food
- Freezer meals
- Canning and preserving food
- Learning to be content with what you have
- Shopping Good Will
- Washing your laundry in cold water
- Cook and bake from scratch
- Make your own clothing
- Stop colouring your hair
- Skip the nail salon
- Barter goods and services
- Cut the cable
- Cut the phone
- Shopping sales
- Buying bulk
- Invest in you
- Learning which stores sell what for less
- Learn to freeze foods
- Public transport
- Cook once, eat several meals
- Saving your trimmings to make soup stock
- Cancel the gym membership and workout at home
- Learn the word “NO”
- Comparison shopping
- Potluck family dinners
- Set up an emergency fund
- Use it up, mend it, reuse it
- Line dry your clothing
- Making your own household cleaners
- Make your errands count – cut down on time and gas
- Evaluate your purchases
- Use what you have
- Do not shop hungry
- Start homesteading
- Make your own
- Bring lunch from home
- Simply don’t shop and spend money
- Cut your own hair
- Make your own mixes
- Order free samples
- Using a grocery budget
- Plan family gatherings skip the restaurant meals
- Live a simple lifestyle
- Eat your leftovers
- Use Airbnb when you travel versus hotel costs or go camping
- Invest in a dehydrator
- Try more meatless meals
- DIY as much as possible
- Downsize your home
- Use cloth diapers
- Use your library card
- Zero waste lifestyle
- Shop bulk buy stores
- Shopping discount retailers
- Invest in a good capsule wardrobe
- Monitor the air conditioning and heat
- Get free stuff off Craigslist
- Make your own
- Skip the car wash – wash your own car
- Stop paying for services and do it yourself
- Buy generic
- Cancel the magazine subscription
- Drink more water, less pop and juice
- Shop the best gas prices
- Seek out cheaper rates
- Stop buying reusable products
I am loving all these ideas. You people rock. I would love to start homesteading and making more of our own products like nut butters and mixes. I would love to find good gluten free recipes to replace the costly gluten free breads we buy. Also where we live meat and produce can be expensive depending on the time of year so I am going to try and can more and use our freezer.
After reading this list what are you going to do more of? If you are looking for more ways to save money checkout these 23 Crazy Ways People Save Money.
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Have an amazing day,
Saving & Simplicity
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