Bethanie - posted on 03/02/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )
I wanted to continue Kristen's original thread since this forum doesn't really have anything besides ads for lame "work at home" and such discussion topics.
What do you and your family do to save money? What tips can you share with other Moms? I believe these should include all aspects of your life, not just groceries, but that's where I will start!
For me and my family, we shop at Costco, our local bulk foods store. This is where we purchase all of our paper products (paper towels, toilet paper, paper plates, kleenex), wipes for my son, laundry detergent, dish detergent, dishwasher detergent, diapers, olive oil, gallon and pint size ziploc bags, some cleaning products that come with a spray bottle and refill jug and a few other misc. items. Even better when I get a coupon for one of these items in the mail! I used to also clip coupons from online websites and shop our local grocery store ad online to see what was on sale before we went to the store. I have also participated in a local kids consignment sale called "Mommy Time" where you can sell your child gently used toys, clothes and misc. baby items and get 70% of the profit.
The best thing that my husband and I EVER did was to cut up our credit cards! We started putting money into savings and have been blessed with being able to have two paid for vehicles and no debt but our home! We never purchase anything unless we have the funds to do so.
I'm open to more helpful ways to cut corners!