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Are you looking to save money and live more frugally?
I think we all are. The cost of everything is on the rise. Where we live the cost of housing is through the roof and the gas prices are crazy high.
Imagine spending over half your income to pay for your mortgage or rent, add in the gas you need to get from here to there and the cost of food.
No wonder people are stressing and looking for ways to cut costs on their household expenses.
Living frugally, simplified.
If you are new to frugal living you have come to the perfect spot. Don’t worry click on a few of the links below and to learn so many ways to save money this week, this month and in the year to come.
As a family we use to eat out more than twice a week, we didn’t budget and we didn’t really have any financial goals. That all changed the day my husband lost his job…
Now I want to say that, that was a bad thing. Yes it was and it took us a bit to pick up all the pieces and get our finances back in place. But the reality is my husband has found a job with a company and co-workers he really enjoys and we are now more accountable for our finances. One book that made a world of difference was the Total Money Makeover.
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What you need to start.
Your number one must have in a frugal home is a budget. Knowing how much money is coming in and going out will help you in paying off your debt and in knowing exactly how much you can really afford.
Some people think that a budget is restrictive, but in reality a budget gives you the opportunity to enjoy all the things you want to do. Are you tired of being a week from pay day and having no money?
You need a plan to decrease your household costs.
Home is where your heart is and where you raise your family. It can also be a very, very expensive place to be. With groceries, rent, cable, electronics, apps, meals out, children’s activities and vacations. The costs add up.
Are you trying to keep up with the shiny must haves and vacations of your neighbors? I am going to stop you right now. This book Love Your Life, Not Theirs by Rachel Cruze is a must read. The reality is the shiny must haves and the sandy beach holidays are putting your neighbors and half the country into debt.
Learn how to cut your costs and live well on less. Did you know that after reading this article you could probably list off 10 different things you could cut or change to save money. Plan to live more frugally, plan to live within your means, plan to save money. Plan to not spend every cent you make.
Frugal kitchen must haves.
Below you will find items that will help save you more money in the kitchen. These items reflect food storage, cooking appliances, kitchen cleaning must haves and items to help you cut out single use paper products.
Frugal Kitchen Money Savers:
- Jars, jars and more jars
- Slow cooker
- Coffee pot
- Instant pot
- Baking soda
- Cloth napkins
- Freezer storage
- Food savers
- High efficiency appliances
- Cast iron cookware (*it lasts a lifetime*)
Frugal household must haves.
Below you will find items that will help you save money around the house. This list is small in relation to all the areas of the home. You will find these items reflect storage, cleaning, cutting out disposable items, recycling and reusing as well as health related items.
Frugal Household Money Savers:
- Storage organization
- Jars, jars and more jars
- DIY cleaner containers
- Reusable shopping bags
- Reusable water bottles and coffee mugs
- Cleaning rags
- Essential oils
- Recycling containers
- Rain barrel
Frugal household staples.
Below you will find things you need to stock the pantry with. These are all items that if you find yourself broke or out of employment you can still feed your family and clean your home. These are basic items that every home should stock. Simple multi-purpose items. Items that can be used in multiple dishes or can make hot or cold beverages or can be used in baking. You will also find natural cleaning based items that you can use to clean all locations in your home including the laundry and yourself. These are frugal household staple must haves.
Money Saving Staples:
Everyone’s life, budget and spending habits are different. What might work for one, won’t necessarily work for the next. But when it comes to frugal living cutting back on your spending, learning to save money and cut costs are universal. Checkout some of the articles below and learn where you can save more money today.
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Updated November 17, 2019