Frugal Living

Five Ways You Can Save Money On Your Household Income

Our household income gets eaten away before we even realize. For many of us, we don’t know where we could be saving money. We just happily pay the bills and get on with our lives. But, being frugal as I am, I thought I would share with you some wisdom on how you can save money on your household income. Just think what you could do with the spare cash? Save it, go on vacation or put it towards something for the family. The choice is yours. So get saving with these handy tips.

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Meal planning

Planning your meals in advance can help you save money on your food bill. Food shopping can be one of the biggest expenses you have, especially if you have a big family. What you will also find is that you end up wasting a lot of what you buy. This is because you are not following a plan. It’s simple to start with. Sit down and work out the meals for the week. Take a look in the cupboards or pantry and work out what ingredients you already have that you could use. The write a list of what you need for that week. This means you are less likely to buy items that will get wasted or spending just for the sake of it. If you can try and buy some things in bulk and batch cook some meals, it can save you a lot of time during the week and save you, even more, money in the long term.

Comparing your household bills and switching providers

We can become complacent when it comes to electric bills and energy providers. Once we are with someone we just happily pay the payment, right? This is where those companies could potentially be charging you more than you need to pay. Why not compare your energy usage charges to another company. Some of them offer great introductory rates which could save you a fortune over the year. You just need to be frugal with it, and make sure you change as and when prices go up. But it is so worth it.

Using coupons

Using coupons can save you a lot of money. You can use them for all sorts of things. Big purchases you need to make, food items, clothing. The options are endless. If you are new to couponing, then head over to sites like Coupons Code Finder to get you started. See how much you can save on something you would have paid full price for.

 

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Buying clothes in sales

It can be difficult to plan ahead, especially with children. But trying to buy the clothes in bulk in the sale will save you more money than buying as and when you need them. Retailers slash the prices in Summer and winter. If you are unsure, just try and buy the size ahead of them and put them away for when they need them. Overall this is a big money saver.

Considering used items

Finally, don’t always assume that the best deal is buying brand new. Many people sell unwanted items on websites like eBay. Often these items are like new and have been well looked after. It’s a great tool for toys, clothes and electrical items. Just hunt out the bargains and read the descriptions carefully. You could pick up so many bargains at a fraction of the cost.

I hope this helps you save money on your household income.

 

 

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