Shauna - posted on 09/06/2009 ( 38 moms have responded )
I'm currently hoping to save up some more per month, and I've already cut a bunch in various areas, but I was wondering if anyone has any further suggestions that could help me.
So far, I have:
-Cut down on driving to once a week for all my driving stuff
-Started only buying "essentials" and bringing a list to grocery shopping
-Buy used baby clothes and toys from the thrift store
-Try to find coupons for "daily" foods (like milk and eggs)
-Keep the lights and electrical equipment off unless absolutely needed
-Don't have cable or television channels; use Netflix (less expensive) instead
-Don't have a home phone, MIL pays for cellphones and internet because she gets a huge discount
The only thing i'm not willing to do is go to cloth diapers. I only buy my disposables on diapers.com and get them in a huge bulk so that cuts down on the cost. My husband will be staying home with the baby come this October when I go back to work, so I am pretty sure he would NEVER change the baby if we started using cloth.