How to save more money… It’s something many of us are thinking about these days, and sometimes it’s hard to find ways to cut any more corners or stretch each dollar even the slightest bit more. It’s a challenge, but I think there is always something new to try! Always some new idea waiting to be discovered! Since Becky and I have been doing the Budgeting/Money Saving series this week, I thought it would be helpful to pull together all of our money saving tips in one place. These are from the past and present (and I’ll probably add more in the future!) I’ve organized them by category so that you can easily browse through and find the tips that you are looking for and click over! For even MORE money saving tips check out my budgeting Pinterest board!
- DON’T shop isle end caps
- Half your meat
- Buy some treats (to keep from splurging later)
Find more helpful tips to help you save on food costs here:
Free Indoor Fun For Kids! – Summer, Winter, Rainy Days, whatever the occasion, these ideas will keep the kiddos in your life having fun, without breaking the bank!
DIY Coloring Books – These are great to make for your own kids, but they also make perfect birthday party gifts for other children! So cheap and easy to do, but it makes for a really meaningful and fun gift! My kids and their friends LOVE coloring pictures of themselves!
Make your own baby food – Super easy, and it really doesn’t require fancy equipment. I made our baby food with a cheap-o blender from walmart and a regular steamer for the stove. So easy and super cheap!
Use Cloth Diapers – Really, it’s easier than you might think. I thought it would be a huge sacrifice (we had to do it to save the money)…and ended up loving it!!! Now that we could afford disposables, I still prefer cloth!
10 Fabulous At home date night ideas – Lots of times we end up just watching TV, but there’s no real growth or connection there…so we’ve started having weekly home date nights, but ensuring that the TV stays off for some of them! We still watch our shows (You won’t get me to ever stop watching Dr. Who!) but, we do other things for “date night” and save the TV watching for other times!
MAKE MONEY FROM HOME:
How to Earn Money Blogging – There are many ways to do it, it’s hard to know where to start! This post breaks down some of the most common ways to earn money blogging and shows you how to get started!
How Much Can a Blogger Earn – This is a series on the blog. Several bloggers anonymously agreed to share their stats, monthly earnings, how much time they spend on their blogs weekly and other key information! Really helpful to know what other bloggers are doing and how they are getting it done!
Use Swagbucks – This is a great way to earn gift cards to put towards Christmas gifts, or purchases year round!
10 MORE money saving tips – These tips are across the board! This was one of the very first posts I wrote about budgeting & saving money, and it’s still one of my most popular posts of all time! Using all of the tips in this post we save thousands of dollars a year!
The Money Saving Mentality – I’ve found that, in a lot of ways, saving money has to start in your mind first. It’s a lifestyle choice, and it’s something that has to be done daily, not just once in awhile. It can be a challenge at times and relief at others! This post talks through some things that might help you start saving more, just by thinking about it differently!