Head on over to Thursday Thirteen to join in the fun!
1. Eat at home. Of course, this requires more planning. We've saved nearly $200 a month by not eating out.
2. Couponing. WARNING! Use coupons wisely. It's real easy to buy something just to say you made a bargain. Real bargain on that cat food--never mind you don't have a cat!
3. Dollar store. Bragging here, but the other day they had Sara Lee ww bread and bagels for $1 each. And I'm not talking day old's. When bread in the store is nearly up to $4.00 a loaf, you can bet you'll find me Tuesday mornings at the dollar store stocking up.
4. Make your own cleaning products. Baking soda, Vinegar, Borax. Just do a search on these and you'll find great cleaning recipes.
5. Garage sales. Need I say more?
6. Second hand stores. Great stuff. Great prices.
7. Ebay. WARNING! Know when to quit. Set your top price and walk away. If you're not careful this can turn into a 'gambling' issue. On the other hand, and exercising self-control, you can buy some great product. I buy nearly all of my husband's clothing on Ebay.
8. Library. Free magazines, free books, free, free, free...
9. Once-a-month cooking, or bi-weekly, or roll-over cooking. Just takes some planning.
10. Buying what you need more than what you want. Discerning needs vs. wants is the key.
11. After-holiday sales. Not just talking candy here.
12. Recycling printer paper. Think how much you could save just by printing on both sides of the paper.
13. This is a fun one: Make your own microwave popcorn! Buy a package of brown paper lunch bags. Throw in 1/3 cup popping corn. Fold top over twice and gray tape shut. Microwave on popcorn setting (1 minute 40 secs or so) This way you can add the butter and salt to suit your needs.
It All Good!