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  • #134922

    Make your own laundry soap. Learn to crochet to make wash colths. Be inventive in using things you already have on hand to make things you need.

  • #135034

    Great idea’s!

  • #135150

    Think twice before you buy… especially online. It’s so easy to do and with a feel-good buzz, and then getting a package is fun… but then you’ve got a lot of junk to throw away (and shortage of cash).

  • #135739

    I learned to cut hair so I could cut my families hair to save money. Also we don’t eat out too often. I always use leftovers as well.

  • #135841

    I love the laundry soap idea!

  • #135857

    Im trying to make household cleaners that are healthier for everyone at home!! They work so much better and green products can be so expensive at the stores!

  • #136050

    We only eat out 2 times a month. You will be amazed how much you save once you stop eating out and cut out all those coffee runs. I now make coffee at home too as well 🙂

  • #136331

    I make my own general purpose cleaner with vinegar, I’ve started making the majority of our meals at home. Meal planning and making an accompanying shopping list so that I don’t buy food we don’t need. And I’ve saved a lot using the Ibotta app. It can save you a lot of money, but be careful, because I’ve been lured into buying unnecessary things, just because they were really cheap, lol. I’ll post my referral link if you’re interested 😊
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  • #136332

    I’ve been trying out some laundry detergent recipes, but haven’t found one I really like. My clothes don’t seem to get as clean. Do you mind sharing your recipe?

  • #136633

    We started making all of our Coffee Lattes & even tried a few Frappe’s in the blender to save a few bucks. Amazing how quick the cash adds up. I save the stash for Christmas now.

    • #208653

      These are all great ideas to save some money!!! I havent ever found a home made laundry recipe that got my clothes clean though!

  • #136704

    I love the ideas I’ve seen in the comments here, especially the laundry soap and household cleaners you can make yourself. It saves money, more safe for your family and fun idea to spend time with the kids making different things. I’m gonna try these out if I can get a recipe or ingredients to make them.

  • #136717

    we watch neflix at home instead of going out

  • #188964

    Meal planning helps a lot. Also maybe have a yard sale, get rid of clutter and kids clothes, we all know they grow so fast and make a couple dollars. I also coupon

  • #189084

    I do a lot of receipt scanning aps. I make money back on groceries that I already needed to buy anyways.

  • #191043

    couponing and doing rebates/receipt apps

  • #196259

    I have been emailing companies for coupons .

  • #199693

    I loved reading all the comments to get some new ideas! I’ve been looking for ways to save and I think a big one for my family is eating out. We are always on the go so if I do a lot more meal prep and planning I think I could cut down that cost a lot. I also love the making your own household cleaners! Thanks everyone for the ideas!

  • #199787

    Great ideas.

  • #200187

    So many great ideas, ladies!!! Thank you for sharing!

    I’ve cut cost by no longer purchasing items that we just toss in the trash. For example, paper napkins, paper towels, paper plates etc. I’ve purchases reusable items for replacements. The cost up front is a bit more, but you save in the long run and cut down on your trash…a win, win!

  • #200367

    Thanks. Fantastic ideas. We need these at home especially right now when money is tight

  • #201015

    Sign up for restaurant and grocery store rewards to save money on eating out and cooking in.

  • #201545

    Great sharing.

  • #201865

    Sounds good.

  • #201875

    I have been emailing companies for coupons .

  • #203310

    I have a huge garden. I plant plenty of veggies, that I also can and put away for the winter months..Saves us a lot of money too. I also do hard core couponing! I stockpile when things are CHEAP!!!

  • #203409

    Very interesting and informative.

  • #203444

    eat at home

  • #204456

    Sounds good!!!

  • #204940

    we try and eat at home as often as possible. I try and hold off as long as possible before going grocery shopping so we utilize everything we have

  • #205629

    Girls help!! Left alone with the child, the husband died. Money prakticheski left, my husband worked at home and after his death, began to receive strange phone calls about the refund, he allegedly took someone’s money and not returned. He traded some sort of betaine. I rummaged through his things and found an account from the site on which he worked, and when I went there then ofigela what amount there, apparently he did not have time to withdraw money to pay the debt. Help the girls there enough money to vilify a long time and start all over again with our son, in debt will not stay!!!!

  • #206858

    Great help

  • #207068

    kr

    Thanks

  • #208026

    Wow, so great!

  • #208028

    Wow, so great!

  • #209581

    Awesome.

  • #209919

    I haven’t had a chance to read all..but make your own cleaning products, shop clearances, thrift stores, garage sale, facebook marketplace or offer up before buying brand new. Use coupons. Use receipt apps to collect points and earn cash or gift cards. Do surveys or programs like this. Join a Freecycle or pay it forward fb group. You can give and get items for free. Do exchanges with your neighbors or friends. Trade work..cooking for babysitting etc. Email companies for coupons or join their emails lists. Meal plan. I use my credit card to pay bills, but make the payment right away. I have a few hundred dollars saved up on points to use for Christmas. DO research before buying big purchases. Visit the library for free books and to rent free dvds. Check out your local area for free or cheap events. Plant a garden or at least 2 or 3 of your favorite veggies. Repurpose items..old shirts can be used as cleaning rags, glass jars as food containers etc.

  • #209923

    Thanks!

  • #210411

    Coupons AND clerance

  • #210569

    I’m always saving money! Everything I want to buy (except groceries) I always look first in my local area using the “yard sale” type of apps. I usually find what I’m looking for. If I don’t find it, then I look on other websites and compare to Walmart ( if they have it). Looking online also helps you find things quickly because it will say what isle the item is on. For groceries I look at all the flyers (some have exclusive coupons not given in the store ad)& compare prices. Then plan my grocery trip making a circle to save time and gas, & I always make sure I go shopping during the week day if I can help it. It also saves more time and gas not getting stuck in San Diego traffic.

  • #210580

    coupons

  • #211153

    Great post.

  • #212932

    I have to say cutting coupons locating coupons on the different store websites and sometimes there are different stores that use the same coupons.
    Unplug appliances that do not need to be on 24 hours a week
    Choose Netflix and other programs compared to Cable or the other services or even watch clips on Youtube most are under $20 a month or free,

  • #214399

    Great ideas

  • #214705

    So many great ideas here!

  • #216440

    I’m sure this has been said but coupon. After having my daughter couponing helped so much. Now it’s a way of life lol. If you have an instagram there are some amazing couponers willing to show you the ropes. Facebook has couponing groups as well as amazon promo code group. Swagbucks is awesome to help bring in a little money. Can also find the best swagbucks deals from couponers on Instagram. Always buy clearance. After Christmas I always go for the paper plates. Saves on the water bill. You can buy your meat in family size and divide it up. During the day I hardly have the lights on. Look at your power company peak hours to see when its cheapest to run the washer and dryer. Also join as many reward programs like at grocery stores. Some have it where you spend so much on groceries you save on gas. Join cashback websites like ebates and top cash. Hopefully this helps someone and sorry if I’m all over the place lol

  • #216750

    Great ideas!

  • #216847

    Save change it adds up quick.

  • #217706

    think twice about buying anything…. do you really need?? Sometimes, I buy stuff in bulk or on sale, but then have to store it, it gets old, I don’t like the product anymore: money down the drain

  • #218418

    I ❤ saving money!

  • #218667

    There are so many great ideas on here. My advice is to hardly ever eat out. Make dinner at home. haha. Also, I have a cricut and i make my own shirts, cups, cards, etc. Pretty much anything and i have saved alot of money in the long run. I also sell stuff that i make.

  • #218863

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  • #220146

    Great help.

  • #223509

    I’ve joined several couponing groups on Facebook and I’ve been stocking up!!

  • #226993

    Great help thanks for sharing.

  • #227742

    We definitely don’t eat out anymore, and are saving a ton. We also save all of our aluminum cans we use and take them to the scrap yard twice a year for some extra cash. I always look at Unit Price when shopping instead of just the overall price of things. Ditched Cable/Netflix/Hulu and just pay for internet and have an Amazon’s Firestick. (Don’t pay for prime) with the right apps , you can watch anything you want for free.

  • #227776

    So I will be starting a blog on this. I have been working very hard to save money so that we can get nice things for our home. First off look for coupons where you shop. Some sellers even offer coupons or promo codes for their products. Compare prices. Some third parties sell the same product for less. Signup for product reviewing. This is fun and gives you an excuse to have a sample/dinner party. Your friends get some products while you get the credit. Lol. I love my mom’s meet groups. This is a big one….go to DOLLAR TREE everything is a dollar. Buy concentrate you can get 5 bottles for a buck. That saves you almost $20. Those bottles and added water sure get expensive. Shop after season. You usually get the leftovers from the store and can use it next year. Find glitches! This can be tricky,but they do honor their price. Signup for emails from your favorite products! You will be informed when your product goes on sale or for special members only promotions. Join freebie groups! You can get almost anything and also add to your travel packs so that you won’t have to bring full size products on vacation.

  • #227812

    I use thekrazycouponlady.com to help me find the best couponing deals. I buy all of our produce at a cheaper store, like Aldi’s. We use a monthly budget and communicate about how much we can spend in different categories. I also meal plan 6-7 meals for the next week so we are less likely to go out.

  • #227823

    I save by using digital and paper coupons. Also using apps that let you download your receipts for points that you can trade for gift cards or send you a check.

  • #227854

    White Vinegar – Does it all! I’m all about using this in my dishwasher (spotless results when placed in the spot for add’l treatments), softner in the laundry, all-purpose cleaner in a spray bottle (you can add essential oil if you want fragrance or added anti-bacterial benefits from tea tree oil), and deodorizer (especially if anyone has fragrance sensitivities in your home).
    Coupons!!!! – Sign up for your favorite brands’ newsletters and be brand ambassadors for them. Fill out those surveys they send because often you’ll receive a great coupon. Organic brands are great at this even the pet food brands.
    Accept hand-me-downs – I have friends and cousins who have moved or have the money to buy a lot of new things. They often are giving away clothes, shoes, lamps, furniture. Don’t be proud! Reuse instead of buying new.
    Facebook Marketplace – Love this! I often buy great furniture on this. Mid-century furniture is made solid and with great wood. If it’s a little worn, buy some chalk paint at Joann’s, polyacrylic at Lowe’s and voila! You’ll have beautiful furniture for your children’s or guest rooms.

  • #227861

    I look on pinterest and YouTube to find cheap easy projects and sometimes free if you have all the stuff you need. Like i found this really cute how to make a childs stove with cardboard and old cds and caps off coke bottles. I cant wait to make it for my grand daughter!

  • #227918

    I recently began using different rebate apps for my groceries. My favorite is Ibotta. I shop only for myself and in 5 months, I’ve save $300 on this app! I highly recommend it! Use this code when signing up ojiyyeu and let the savings begin! I also subscribe to Krazy Koupon Lady and this finds the best deals every week. Happy Shopping!

  • #227930

    I like using coupons for one thing. I also buy clothes, shoes, etc. when they are on sale, never buy at full price, unless you absolutely have to. I also do survey sites which I cash in my points for getting gift cards to restaurants.

  • #227936

    I use soap nuts to wash our clothes, wash on tap cold cycle and then hang outside to dry. I sat down and did the math one time and found that drying out clothes outside saves between $600-700 per year since in CA our electricity is expensive. I cut my hair and the kid’s hair. We don’t buy anything unless we really need it and rarely eat out. I always bring reusable water bottles anywhere we go so we don’t need to buy water. Our kids are young so I buy their clothes and toys mostly secondhand from the kids resell clothing stores near us. We also have raised beds where I grow a lot of our veggies and herbs. Oh, and I take advantage of the library summer reading program here which gives you coupons for restaurants as well as museums, so that helps to keep us entertained in the summer.

  • #227956

    Please white vinegar is so good in removing rust areas all you have to do is get a container put the vinegar and get some aluminum foil the cheapest one, and put the foil into the container and all yo have to do is scrap the foil with the vinegar and rust is gone, i did it and it works, also i’m cleaning my furniture with a mist half water and vinegar and i cleans perfect, of course my furniture is made of wood, i also use a lot of coupons, but i’m not going to make my own laundry detergent or soap

  • #228089

    I love the make at home ideas, from lunches to soap, great reminders!. Also reusable things, like Tupperware instead of Ziploc, dishrags instead of paper towels, help with cost and help reduce waste. I have also done like some have mentioned and learned what skills I could to help with costs, my 2 teen sons and I recently learned how to change brake fluid and bleed brakes because the service shop wanted over $200 to do it! New skill, saved money.

  • #228415

    I like all the ideas here as well. I try to stay home to eat and like to stock up when things are on sale. When I make spaghetti~I make extra to freeze some for a quick meal later. I use online and paper coupons and match them up with the sales to save even more!

  • #228442

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  • #228757

    I started couponing back in April when I decided to be a stay at home mama for my little one and it has saved us sooooo much money. I started a blog stayathomesaver.com to help keep me motivated and accountable. Check it out if you get the chance! I try to post ways to save money and earn money on the side. 🙂

  • #228983

    COUPONING!!!! i love couponing and my daughter loves helping

  • #229189

    I like to look at the kraycouponlady website. There are lots of tips each week on how to get great discounts!

  • #229190

    eating out less! It really does help save a ton of $!

  • #229341

    I try to use coupons

  • #230525

    Make your coffee at home in the morning and don’t buy from a coffee shop. Eat breakfast at home instead of getting it at DD

  • #230726

    Homemade cleaners, clothesline, raised bed gardening, always buy clearance/secondhand, do not shop for a hobby (online or instore), always use coupons when you do shop, use the Walmart, Target, Sam’s club pickup so you don’t impulse buy, do not eat out or get carryout, meal plan, coffee at home,kids don’t need a million toys;even dollar toys add up; save it for holidays/gifts, cut cable, use the library

  • #230900

    Nice information.

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