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How Do I Choose the Best Professional Cleaning Service

Keeping your home clean can be an exhausting task, especially if you have to squeeze it in between the chaos and work and keeping your family in line. And if your life feels like it’s nothing but cleaning and tedious chores, perhaps it’s…

How to Keep Your Pool Clean Without Using Chemicals

The weather is getting hotter and hotter, and if you haven’t done it already, you are probably getting ready to open your pool and start the swimming season. Having a pool in your backyard is wonderful, but it requires quite some effort before you…

8 Ways to Make Food Shopping as a Parent More Bearable

No one is denying children aren’t the gift that keep on giving. But, as a parent, there are just some tasks in day to day adult life that shouldn’t be accompanied by kids. Namely the weekly food shop. Opening yourself up to a world of whining, potential tantrums and…

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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