Tonight I was chatting with my Pastor's wife and we really got to talking about living Frugally. Well within and even below your means for the sake of having the saved resources to share with others-ie: your church, neighbors, etc... (you fill in the blank).
So! Here's where you come in! Share your tips on living Frugally! What have you learned over the years that has helped you to cut costs?
I'd really like tips on eating nutritiously while being very thrifty, staying out of the stores, where to shop for the best deals, frugality with young children (ei: diapers, formula, clothing, you know what kids need!), electricity saving tips, etc! Put your thinking caps on and share!
Here's my start:
I have begun buying Nathan's formula at Sam's Club. Getting the Member's Mark brand. It is so much cheaper than the Good Start brand I had been buying, and is extremely comparable when doing a label comparison of the two brands. It's saving me 40.00 a month, just by doing that.
For diapers, forgoe the Huggies brand and go White Cloud from Walmart. They work just as good. (or, go cloth!)
Make your own powdered laundry soap!
Hang clothes out to dry. I am not sure how much this saves, but it's a lot. I am planning on doing this all summer long and waiting to see the price drop in my electric bill. :)
Buy a big sack of pinto beans, rice, and a box of tortilla chips at Sam's Club and think of every possible way to eat these three combinations, adding in fresh veggies to compliment the meal and make a big variety of options. Also, lots of pasta-different shapes and sizes and sauce. You've got it made.
More ways to cut that you have discovered?? SHARE! :-D