Each week I have had a giveaway related to one of the topics covered in the blog. The first giveaway was a series of books relating to budgeting and managing your money. I asked each person who entered to leave me his or her best frugal tip. I thought I would share a few of them with you today.
Shop and sell at consignment sales for children’s clothes and toys.
My tip is to appreciate what you do have, shop in your own closet and pantry and share all that you have. When we seek to serve the emphasis is taken away from purchasing.
My tip is to track all of your spending – everything. Be sure you know where your money is going
Keep track of your spending!
My parents lived through the depression and taught us how to live simple lives. Thrift stores, coupons, making your food from scratch and most importantly not wanting more then you need.
Cook from scratch.
I make my own laundry soap, can, dehydrate, garden, barter when I can, reuse items, cook from scratch.
Homemade laundry detergent ingredients.
Understand the need between a need and a want.
Making baby food from scratch! Still trying to find ways to be more frugal – like stocking up a pantry now that we have one
Make your own baby food!
Use a program to track your expenses (I use mint online, afterall it is free!) so you know where you money is going. Secondly use coupons combined with sales!