I’m a thrifty shopper. Well, at least I try. I do some odd things to save money. I thought I’d share some of the normal and the not so normal.
1. I don’t usually buy paper towels.
No paper towels? Yupp, that’s right. I hate how expensive they are and unless you buy the really expensive ones, they fall apart. Instead, I use rags. (Click on the link, it will take you to one’s I love to use.) If it gets dirty, rinse it out, dry it out. Boom. Ready to go again. I toss the rags in with my laundry. It saves me money and valuable storage space.
2. I buy my pantry basics in bulk.
Flour, sugar, baking soda, oatmeal, and brown sugar are all much cheaper in bulk. I make pancakes, English muffins, quick breads, cakes, and frosting from scratch. Sometimes I have to use store bought mixes if I can get them for cheaper with coupons. I freeze my leftover pancakes and waffles. boom…..homemade eggo waffles.
3. I coupon.
This is probably my biggest grocery budget saver. I use coupons to keep our grocery budget down. It’s extremely helpful. For example, I got 4 bottles of body wash that should have been 3.99 each for 1.33 each.
In the scheme of things, that just saved me money. I go to my stockpile and choose from there instead of running to the store.
4. I use cash.
When I made the switch from debit to cash my overspending came to a screeching halt almost overnight. When you’re out of cash, you’re done spending. It is far too easy to use a card and pull from other funds. So I use cash.
I hope these ideas have given you some ideas of things you can implement in your household. Best of luck!