Tips & Tricks

Top 5 Money Saving Tips For Modern Mums

Sarah Johnson from JustFreeStuff wants to give us all some advices from her personal experience on how to save money on a modern way. Read what she says about herself: 

“I had a fancy office job and passed most of my time on power point presentations and statistical reports. This, until I had to stay home for a while as my baby came along. My whole life changed as I found myself being around my baby the whole time, feeding and washing him, cleaning and preparing food, going to the paediatrician and the supermarket. It was hard but beautiful and a little tough when trying to keep my wallet strings. When my little boy turned two, I got back to the office job and surprisingly discovered that my dreams had changed. It took me a lot of courage to quit my 9 to 5 job and decide to stay home and be a full time mom. In that moment I decided to put my energies and passion in JustFreeStuff, a free samples UK website for freebies.”

Like our mums used to do (and it’s only now that we understand why), we love to look for all the best deals, love the huge discounts and go crazy on sales season. It helps a lot when trying to help your finances. But we shouldn’t just look for solutions out there. We can also try and save those golden pennies even at home. I know you may think” oh, another blog on how to keep your food in the freezer and use those leftovers” (they’re actually good advices). But this is not the case. This is a blog telling you how you can be a saving mom in the modern times of being disorganized, under pressure, having no time for anything and being always in a hurry. 

1) Use dry shampoo

This is the coolest invention that could come up with. I had my doubts in the beginning, as you know, when you get used to a certain way of doing your daily activities, it’s hard to convince yourself to be open to other options. When I tried it, I loved it. It’s not only about being so fast and quick, having a good look in an instant, but it also affects the money spent on washing products. You’d save on water due to less showering. So, if super models do it, why can’t we do it?

2) Get own brand liquor

Having simple long drinks like gin and tonic requires at least a good gin. Moving to a gin cocktail will give you “permission” to go and get that own brand gin from the supermarket because the other ingredients will make sure that you taste no different between it and the branded one.

3) What about a simple wooden spoon?

We have all faced the facts that even though we (and all of our friends and parents) buy fancy toys for our little babies, at the end of the day, we find them so in love after wooden spoons or a simple cornflakes bowl they seem to be able to invent any kind of game with. So, I have to ask (myself and you): why spending on endless toys when babies have fun just the same with our home appliances? You just have to make sure that their material is appropriate for going into their mouths from time to time and be careful to wash them frequently. You wallet will thank you deeply.

4) Why dusting anyway

I know our mothers taught us to do it, but, what’s the point? Deep inside we doing it and it also comes with a price tag…

5) Get some new clothes

What? Well…. yeah…having your baby play with the corn flakes bowl, showering once a week, never dusting (which also means a messy home) will require a very good looking outfit in case someone decides to show up at the door and have a couple of those cocktails you became famous doing. See my point? 

Rachael is a 31 year old mum to 10 year old Luke and 5 year old Oscar. She lives in England and writes about family life, crafts, recipes, parenting wins(and fails), as well as travel, days out, fashion and living the frugal lifestyle.

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