We are totally not crafty people, but we are fairly proud of being thrifty people. Today, I thought I’d share a few ways you can save money every month!
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Each week, my family spends about two hours getting ready for our grocery shopping trip. We make our list according to what we can get on sale and try to combine sales with coupons. This saves us between $120 and $150 each month. We also buy certain items in bulk. We just recently started buying meat in bulk from a local butcher shop. Not only do we save money, but we also get to support a local business while enjoying high quality meat!
Get Rid of Cable or Satellite Services
We started by just downgrading our satellite services, but once our daughter was born, we needed the $80 a month we were still paying to put towards other things, so we cut it out all together. We have a Roku, Netflix, Amazon Prime (it comes with lots of movies and TV shows), Disney Plus and a huge collection of DVDs. We do not even miss having a large bill for our TV entertainment.
Limit Take out and Dining Out
We rarely eat out. Even if we are going away for the day, we will try to take a lunch with us or plan our day around meal times. Mr.Not So Crafty also packs a lunch each day at work, which saves at least $40 a week since he usually works 6 days.
Buy Second Hand Items
We buy so many things used. We get a lot of clothing second hand, as well as some household items. As a bonus, there are many thrift clothing stores that will offer to buy your gently used clothing or items and then you can get something else you need.
Keep An Eye On Your Utilities
This is the tip that is the hardest for me to implement in my own house! We have energy saving lightbulbs and we keep our furnace lower during the day during colder months. We also unplug small appliances when we are not using them.
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