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Everyone’s definition of success is different. However, we all want the same two things to stress less and save money! So what if you could do a few things at the beginning of the week to ensure success?
Keys to frugal success
Preparing yourself for success by organizing your week. Simple steps to save money even on the little things.
Getting things organized so you aren’t packing lunches at the last minute. Or washing the uniforms an hour before practice.
The key is to plan and organize your week so that you, get a few seconds to yourself. So that dinner is on the table when it needs to be.
Setting yourself up for success
Pick your days, schedule grocery shopping, meal preparation, laundry, house cleaning all on days and in time slots that give you enough time so you aren’t rushed.
Grocery money saving tip
I’ve noticed that if I am rushed at the grocery store I spend more money because I forget things and need to make more than one trip a week or every two weeks.
Create a frugal schedule
Pick a day to do your grocery shopping preferably around sale days. Allot time to clean the house even if you break the tasks up over a few days.
Set a day or afternoon aside to prepare meals. Cut up vegetables, select your meal plan, stock the freezer.
Make sure to set aside time for you and family time.
7 activities for a successful frugal week:
1. Meal plan and write it down on the calendar. No more defrosting, rummaging through the fridge or ordering pizza at the last minute. Choose a meal plan that work for your family.
2. Set a day and time to grocery shop. Bring your list, cash envelope and sales flyer. And don’t leave home without the Rakuten App.
3. Get the family working together. Give everyone a job to ensure that everyone’s week is successful.
4. Set aside some time to bake muffins or breakfast foods for the week. This ensures a full tummy on rushed and busy mornings and saving money by skipping the drive thru.
5. Put a load of laundry in when you get up and when you go to bed. Set aside time to do the laundry so that everyone has what they need.
6. Opt out of cooking one meal so you can get things done. Have your kids or spouse cook a meal or go with finger foods.
7. Spend time doing things you value. When you strengthen your soul and your relationships you are truly setting yourself up for success.
Other frugal living posts:
- 21 Things We Stopped Buying To Save Money
- 75 Items You Can Freeze To Save Money
- Frugal Ways To Stretch Your Grocery Budget
- 75 Clutter Free Solutions
Updated October 22, 2020