Hope everyones having a nice peaceful Sunday. J is off today so had a nice fry up for lunch, Princess has gone to a party (friend from school) and peaches and pixie are playing play dough at kitchen table so I'm grabbing ten mins to write a quick blog.
The current ways I save money:
* Write a meal plan and then write a shopping list
*Don't impulse buy if it is not on the list it doesn't get bought
*Don't do credit (except for mortgage)
*Buy offers based on the fact I would use the item anyway
*Shop around and buy at the cheapest unit price
*On line shopping is done through a cashback website and I've just got paid another £20
*I price up meals and I cook from scratch
*Extra portions are frozen (quick meals to ping)
*Hand wash bottles are refilled with cheapest bath foam ( i can usually get at least three refills of one hand wash for about 55p)
*Warn but still clean clothes get a second wear I'm a divil for bunging it all in wash when its only been on for half an hour if it don't niff and not covered in owt it'll be fine
*The dryer is only used in cases of emergency e.g. sickness
*Loo rolls are squashed in half to stop kids using half a roll at each visit
*The shopping budget is £85 max a week for all groceries, cleaning stuff and toiletries
*We walk everywhere/ or get the bus we have free passes
Oh well must dash tea tonight is a homemade beef stew with a choc chip sponge pudding i made this morning for afters.
Please join me tomorrow for the first of my recipe sharing Mondays.