Money saving tip!!! this helps our family

Malissa - posted on 09/01/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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One way my hubby and I save money is we make our own laundry detergent and we have a special way to make fabric sofener last a long time.

I also pay all the bills online with my bank, that saves some money on stamps.

We shop at the cheapest grocery stores possible with coupons.

I have switched my kids from pampers to luvs. they are only 13 months apart.

I do recieve some government assistance but it wont be for very long.

I buy a lot of thier clothes at a second had store that sells one pice of clothing for 50 cents. I stock up for the future at thos stores.



Because of all of this type of saving we are able to go out and have fun every now and then and we are also able to spoil ourselves. We can afford cable and have a date night whenever we want!!!

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Chet - posted on 08/29/2014

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To cut even more... consider using cloth diapers and washcloths over disposable diapers and wipes. I estimate that cloth diapers saved us over $5000 (we have four kids and had two in diapers three times).

We don't use fabric soften. You don't need it if you don't over dry your clothes.

We save a lot of money by not shopping at the grocery store at all. We buy most of our food from restaurant supply stores.

I'll add too that I've had no luck buying clothing second hand. I cruise clearance racks for $5 shoes, $5 pajamas, $1 t-shirts, $6 pants, $8 dresses. I get a lot of good deals on clearance at Carter's, Osh Kosh, Gymboree, Crazy 8, Target, etc.

Our biggest money saver though has been going car free! We're fortunate to live in a city with good public transit and a good car share program.

Crystal - posted on 09/03/2009

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Paying bills online is great we save $12 a month. We also shop online at www.checkoutnsave.net free shipping and no tax at some of the stores plus cash back on the things we have to buy.

Lyndsay - posted on 09/03/2009

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I use telephone banking for my bills... it's soo much more convenient!

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