Monday, June 30, 2008

Top 5 Money Savers

I have a few little tips to help you save money since there never seems enough to go around. I have been trying to be more eco-friendly and live via the principles of reduce, reuse, recycle.
  1. Buy microfiber dust cloths in the auto section of the department store. A huge bag usually is usually under $10. You can use them without soap or with simple bar soap. Bar soap and a microfiber cloth is what I use to clean our bathrooms. You don't have to use paper towels, dusters or even the cloths that fit on the bottom of the Clorox-ready-mop.
  2. Try Craigslist for moving furniture and household goods out and getting new-ish items. You can bless someone and in turn be blessed. I found a bookcase that is all wood, vintage and perfectly sized for only $15. I also found a perfect condition pack-n-play (retail $55) for $25.
  3. Buy fresh veggies and fruit from a farmer's market. Only buy what you can use in a less than a week.
  4. Check some of my favorite double use websites and cheap skate places.
  5. Remove anything that is weighing down your car and sucking your good gas mileage. Also keep old supercenter bags in there to pick up crummies and scummies.
So those are some of my Top 5 money savers.  What does your family do to keep a handle on the budget?

1 comment:

Amber said...

When grocery shopping; make a menu, make a list and take cash!!