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How much do you really need to survive?
What do you really need to make it through the day? If you had to pack all your belongings into an RV or a smaller home what would you take?
What truly makes you happy?
For me it’s my family, spending time outdoors, our pug dog, travelling, learning new things and good coffee.
Could I down size to all of that and survive? Yes. If I had to sell every toy, piece of furniture, book and etc and all I had left was my family, the essentials and life – I would be happy. What about you what truly makes you happy?
Have you ever noticed you have too much stuff?
I have noticed we have too much stuff. I will admit I have too many books and our son has way more toys than he needs (thanks to his Grandparents). The garage probably has a duplicate of every small tool.
Thinking about it I could probably clear the clutter and fill a small room with all the stuff we could sell to make money to pay down our debt.
Don’t know where to start?
Try conquering your clutter and learn how to live well with less, organize your time and save more money.
Now that the clutter is cleared.
How do you live well on less?
This family saved over $750 in one month by cutting back on purchasing these 7 items.
Where do you start?
Invest in good knowledge and education. Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey helped turn our money situation around. We learned to budget and communicate better about money.
Set a budget. Compile all your bills. Be honest with each other. Set goals. Where do you want to be in five years?
So to recap.
Learn to live more frugally. Figure out where you can save money. What can you cut out to help save on your household expenses?
Great items that can help you live well on less are:
- The Total Money Makeover
- The Grocery Budget Workshop
- Meal Planning
- Conquer Your Clutter Super Bundle
- Ways To Make Money Online
- 75 Super Frugal Living Tips
Are you looking to save money? Checkout these money saving resources:
Are you looking to get your finances under control and learn how to budget? You can get our free budgeting printable here. Another great resource for budgeting and learning all the ins and outs of personal finance is The Total Money Makeover. This book changed our personal finances for the better and is a must read.
If you have read my blog before you have heard me talk about MyFreezEasy meal plans and how much I love them. You have also heard me talk about all the time and money meal planning saves me. I use to choose take out or drive thru coffee or dinner at a restaurant after a long hard day. Learning to meal plan effectively helped curb that habit and now we are enjoying yummy homemade meals that our family love.
Is your grocery budget stressing you out? Are you trying to figure out how to feed our family healthy meals while you watch the price of groceries rise? You are not alone.
The Grocery Budget Workshop taught me how to save money at the grocery store. It taught me how to cook efficiently, manage a grocery budget, shop sales and coupon quickly. It also taught me how to save over $700 a month on items our family really didn’t need.
Are you ready to earn money while you shop? Yes, I said earn money while you shop. Have you heard of Ibotta? Earn cash back on everyday purchases. Simple select the items you will be shopping for in your easy handheld app, go shopping, redeem your rebates and earn cash. Simple and easy.
Have an amazing day,
Saving & Simplicity