38 Ways I Save Money

  1. Put shampoo & conditioner in pump containers so it doesn’t flood out into kids’ hands.
  2. Use cloth napkins.
  3. Use more rags than paper towels.
  4. Make our bread.
  5. Pack kids’ lunches.
  6. Keep milk to one glass at meals, refills are water.
  7. Grow lots of goodies in our gardens.
  8. Advocate simple fun when kids are bored.
  9. Keep a good supply of board games and puzzles.
  10. Save kids’ returned homework for internal printing jobs.
  11. Print online receipts and payment confirmations to my computer instead of on paper.
  12. Use the heels and little bits of extra bread for crumbs or croutons.
  13. Use a programmable thermostat.
  14. Set the heat to chilly for the 6 overnight hours when everyone is sleeping…then cuddle under the covers.
  15. Dress for the season.  No tank tops allowed in the winter!
  16. Do my own manicures and pedicures.
  17. Stock my pantry at low prices.
  18. Eat from my pantry.
  19. Keep two lists.
  20. Use cash.
  21. Love the library.
  22. Don’t rent movies.  Watch what we have, or see #21.
  23. Shop thrift stores & garage sales.
  24. Know the difference between a need & a want.
  25. Cook from scratch as much as possible.
  26. Do some simple mending.
  27. Hang laundry out whenever possible.
  28. Seal up the windows with that plastic film stuff in the winter.
  29. Do many home repairs & projects ourselves.
  30. Teach kids to be helpers.
  31. Work together towards those common goals.
  32. Use what we already have on hand.
  33. Use it up.
  34. Wear it out.
  35. Make do.
  36. Do without.
  37. Don’t pay attention to the Jones.
  38. Have an attitude of gratitude.

So there you have it…some of the simple ways we save a little cash.  I’d love to hear your ideas!


Leave a comment

Filed under Attitude, Family, Lists, Making Do

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s