There are so many simple ways to save money each month and I am here to share a few that have worked for us. A few years ago I quit my job to become a stay at home mom. I wanted to stay home, but I also could not afford to work. You read that right! After a simple math problem, I realized once I paid for gas and child care I would not make enough money to work my previous job. This is when I started to get creative. Having a good look at our budget made me realize we … [Read more...] about Simple Ways to Save Money Each Month
Today I am sharing how to meal plan the easy way. For years I have struggled to figure out "meal planning". I use to think it meant trying a bunch of different meals or stocking up on a lot of food. This is why I have always given up in the past. Finally after years of meal plan confusion I have figured out an easy meal plan that can work for anyone. Easy Meal Plan Pick out 7 to 10 meals that you eat regularly. Jot down all the ingredients for each of these … [Read more...] about How to Meal Plan the Easy Way
We are doing a no spend challenge. What are the rules of a no spend challenge and how does it work? Back when I started to declutter our lives and become more minimalist I decided to save more money. We happened upon minimalism by giving up our cable to save some money, before 2016 I had never heard of minimalism. Over the past few years we have slowly decluttered every area of our home. Along with the decluttering process I have also cut way back on our spending … [Read more...] about No Spend Challenge
Today I am sharing 10 things I quit buying to save money. Cutting out a few items from your budget can really add up. When we started to declutter our home I realized we could also declutter our spending. Here are 10 things I quit buying to save money in our budget. Obviously we were spending money, but I never realized just how much. Once we cut out these 10 items I was surprised I didn't miss them at all. These items are things I didn't think much about … [Read more...] about 10 Things I Quit Buying to Save Money
Let's talk about how to stop buying things you don't need! If you can stop buying things you don't need you WILL save money. The first thing I like to do is ask myself why I am buying these things I don't really need. There are so many different reasons we grab things we weren't planning on buying. Stop and analyze why you go shopping. I tend to go shopping when I am bored and there is nothing else to do. Once you find the reason you are shopping it is much … [Read more...] about How To Stop Buying Things You Don’t Need
I have had a lot of questions on how to avoid impulse buying. Today I am going to share one really good trick I use to avoid impulse buying. A few days ago I found myself tempted to make an impulse buy. We were in Target getting some necessities, when I noticed the kids 4th of July shirts. Kids clothes are the easiest thing to buy on impulse. They are so cute! Keep reading for some tips on how to avoid impulse buying. As I was looking at all of the kids … [Read more...] about How To Avoid Impulse Buying and Save Money!
When we started decluttering my biggest fear was introducing more clutter into our home! If you go through all of the work to clean everything out you don't want to add more in. I realized I needed to be extremely intentional with the purchases I am making. Some people go on a no-spend year, but I am trying some no spend months throughout the year. No-Spend Month What is a no spend month? The rules are up to you! I decided my no spend month is all about not bringing … [Read more...] about No Spend Month – How To and Review
Today I am sharing 10 simple ways we save money as a minimalist family. This morning I was talking to my husband while he was packing his lunch. I asked him, "does everyone at work bring their lunch and eat together?" He said "NO". Telling me that everyone he works with goes out to lunch every day. He is the only one who brings his lunch! This is when I decided to share 10 simple tips on how we save money. First of all, I love to save money! Don't worry these … [Read more...] about 10 Simple Ways to Save Money – How we SAVE as a Minimalist Family