5 Practices That Help Me Save Money as a Homemaker

There are advantages to working from home, one of which is that I don't have to commute to work every day or sit through rush hour traffic just to get to my office. Since my husband and I both work from home, we're able to save on certain expenses. However, you can never save too much, right? So here's how I save, in my own little way, as a mom, a wife and a homemaker.

1. Less trips to the grocery: My contribution to the family income goes towards all our food. We used to do groceries every week. But since gas prices started to go up, we figured we'd cut down on our transportation costs if we did groceries twice monthly instead of every week. I still get vegetables, seafood and yogurt fresh every week, but I am able to stock up on stuff like milk, tomato sauce, condiments and other canned or bottled goods. I also buy meat (we only eat lamb and beef) and poulty twice monthly and store them in the deep freeze until I need them. By doing groceries less frequently, I've been able to save between 25-30% of my monthly food budget!

2. Make use of delivery services: Since we don't have a car, we do save on gas expenses. However, that means we have to take public transportation to get some of our errands done, which is an extra cost. Thankfully, we've discovered affordable delivery services for certain things such as food delivery and laundromat pick-up. Here's how it plays out in our household... Click here to read the rest of the article...

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