Couponing is such a great way to save on groceries and other household items. There are other easy money saving tips out there that have stood the test of time. Let’s examine these frugally fabulous money saving tips.
Frugal alternatives include becoming a more DIY sort of person, using products to their fullest and learning how to sew just to name a few.
There are so many things that we can make ourselves that we don’t have or need to buy including detergents or cleaning supplies. What’s even better, when you make your own cleaning products, you are doing the environment a service. I included some links below for some great recipes on how to make your own laundry detergent and cleaners.
Have you ever thought of spending less on dining out and entertainment? Plenty of free activities exist in your area such as events at libraries for children, free movies and other activities. Check with your community parks department or local library. Begin marking free activities on that calendar at home.
Do you know how to sew? Is your husband a Mr. Fix It? Hem your own pants or skirts. Don’t pay a repairman to fix that lawnmower; do it yourself.
Do you really need the latest iPhone or flat screen TV? With the speed that technology is advancing these days, why not just hold off on new purchases until you absolutely need something. Also, hold back on purchasing DVDs or video games. Instead, rent the game and check out movies at your local library.
Make sure you are using every item to it’s fullest potential! Don’t just throw things away. Make sure you reuse the item in some way. Keep old boxes, bags and ribbons to wrap birthday and Christmas gifts. Also, keep old T-shirts on hand. Use them as rags to wash the car or the windows as needed. I included links below on how to reuse a few ordinary household items.