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My 10 BEST Money Saving Tips!

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Money saving tips. I have so many throughout various posts here and even in my new book, but maybe you are just looking for a few tips to get you started. Maybe you just want to dip your toe in the water just a bit. Maybe, you’re feeling overwhelmed and just want someplace to start.

It is with this in mind that I give you my 10 best money saving tips. These are the 10 tips that I feel are the quickest to start doing right now, involve the least amount of know-how, but may be the tips that will end up giving you the most bang for your buck.

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Written by someone who has been pinching every penny for more than 20 years, here are my 10 best money saving tips!

  • because the dryer is your most expensive appliance to run, use it wisely. Run loads one right after the other so the heat stays in, and if you’re really looking to save money, line dry. It can be done even in the winter. I share all about this in Saving Money on Laundry and Living Without a Clothes Dryer During the Winter Season (and I live in Michigan!)
  • hang curtains in general, but especially thermal curtains. It makes a huge difference in keeping drafts during the winter and heat out during the summer.
  • obviously using sales and coupons. I extensively break these down for you in my book if you are looking for some help there. Shopping sales and using coupons is how I feed my family for cheap and even save on clothes, toys, and so much more
  • seems basic, but turn off lights
  • with kids in the house, water down shampoo and conditioner to help the stretch further. You can even do this with lotion, laundry detergent, and fabric softener, too. In the kitchen you can also add extra water to juice, ketchup, and various sauces or dressings. Don’t go crazy, but a little water is generally fine.
  • buy used on whatever you can…even clothes for yourself! You can do this using Craig’s List, Ebay and Amazon, or Facebook garage sales.

You will find that starting small and doing several of these things at once really does add up. Every little bit counts for me, and maybe it does for you, too. If you are diligent in really doing these 10 things, you will see  a difference in your family budget!

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