Want to save hundreds or even thousands of dollars each month? Follow these frugal living tips!
I am always looking for ways to save money. We have a family of six which means a lot of necessities to buy and I don’t like to spend money on things that I don’t have to.
Over the years, I have added some very easy frugal living tips into our daily lives to save money and keep the family on a budget. It is important to me to not waste money on things that are unnecessary to free up money to be used for family entertainment, vacations, and the kids activities.
I found years ago that making a few simple changes to our everyday lifestyle and following these frugal living tips, could save us hundreds, even thousands of dollars each and every month!
No more living paycheck to paycheck…
No more staying home when you could go out…
No more credit card debt…
If these are all things that you find yourself wanting, then follow these frugal living tips. You can use the money saved to pay off your credit card debt, save for a family vacation, free up money for your child to take those lessons they’ve been wanting to, or just have the extra cash to go for a nice dinner every once in a while!
Budgeting can be scary. It can take a while to adjust, but once you do – making these frugal living changing will free up money to do the things you WANT to do!
Frugal living Tips that Can Save You Thousands
Check your Food Budget
The first thing we did when cutting out wasted money was look at our food budget. We were spending so much extra money each week on food that was being wasted or could have been used up in another dish or lunch.
The first thing that needs to be done when changing your food budget is starting a weekly menu plan. Just by planning out your weekly dinner menu you can cut down a huge amount of your food budget each week.
Another way to save big at the grocery store is to shop in bulk. Buying the right products in large quantities can save you tons!
Using these tips for our food budget I have cut down by $400/month – that’s $4800/year!
Make Coffee at Home
Purchase a good insulated coffee mug and make your coffee at home. The average cup of regular coffee is $2-3. You can take it to go and easily save yourself up to $60/month (or $720/year)
Take a Sack Lunch
The average fast food meal costs roughly $8, a restaurant meal with drink is closer to $20. If you are purchasing your lunch every day that adds up to $180-$400/month!!! By taking a sack lunch instead you would be pocketing all of that cash!
Get rid of Your Gym Membership
I am a huge advocate of healthy living but gym memberships are EXPENSIVE, especially if you have childcare added on. On average, that gym membership costs $50/month or $600/year. Ditch the gym and opt for a home workout program instead – it will cost you a fraction of the gym membership!
By using these 4 frugal living tips you are looking at a savings of MORE THAN $10,000 A YEAR!