CNN, last year came up with statistics that the cost of raising a child has escalated nearly 40% in the last 10 years which means you could now expect, an expense of about $227,000 on each child between birth and the age of 18. As a responsible mother to your child and a wife to your husband you must ensure that you are saving adequate amount for the future for yourself and the children. Here are a few money saving tips for mums:
- Sell, swap or recycle unwanted toys and clothes
The first few years of the child’s growth is associated with buying a lot expensive items like shoes, Winter coats and even toys for that matter!
Make yourself some extra money and de-clutter your house at the same time by selling unwanted items. You could consider doing a toy-swap with friends and family so that your kids have new toys to play with every time without spending money.
You could also gain some instant cash by filling up a black bag with your baby’s clothes that went smaller. Take them to your nearest ‘cash for clothes’store for recycling.
- Plan your weekly supermarket shopping
Save your time and money by planning your cooking schedule in advance and only shopping for the ingredients you need. Switch to value brands for essentials and source fruit and vegetables from a local market as their produce is always cheaper. Better still, grow your own.
- Go for deals, discount vouchers, coupons and loyalty cards
Look for deals, discount vouchers, coupons and loyalty cards when you are going for street shops, restaurants, beauty treatments, days out, travel and more.
There are a number of sites that offers some good bargains and one day only offers.
- Find ways of earning money online
There are numbers of ways today by which you could earn some quick cash. You could probably write some freelance blogs or reviews. If you write well, they pay you. There a number of online gaming options such as bingo or poker, once you start playing regularly, you will start getting rewarded with quite some amount of money. Visit BingoDiamond, to get a fair idea about 90-ball and 75-ball games.
Saving money with your family doesn’t have to require drastic steps. Small and simple methods can make a big difference. It might take some getting used to but its definitely worth it.
Do you have any other useful money saving tips for mums?