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    Transfer your savings to a high interest account, shop around for the best deal. ING had a great deal on a few months ago for new accounts and I can't believe the amount of interest I am earning compared to my old savings account.

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    - I save all my $5 notes. They add up so quickly, I literally never use them.
    - As mentioned previously, I meal plan; use vinegar, bicarb and water for cleaning
    - I have just started using soap nuts to wash the clothes in. Soooo much cheaper.
    - Take note of the price per kilo/100 sheets etc on the pricing tickets at the shops. It is not always cheaper to buy in bulk packets. For example, I have often found it cheaper to buy 2x packs of 8 rolls of toilet paper than it is to buy 1x 16 pack.
    - I buy clothes as I need them, but only buy socks, undies etc when on special. I only ever buy linen and other household items on special.
    - I also buy better quality/brand name clothes for my son. More expensive to start (I buy them mostly on special) but they wash better, last much longer and if I don't have another boy, I will be able to sell them later. Everything I have bought from Target etc has been needed to be thrown out when as my son grows out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnderCoverMother View Post
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    - I have just started using soap nuts to wash the clothes in. Soooo much cheaper.
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    Hi! What are soap nuts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat21 View Post
    Hi! What are soap nuts?

    http://greenlivingaustralia.com.au/soap_nuts.html

    Here's a link to answer your question. I have recently started useing them too!

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    Def meal plan and shop to your list

    Buy treats when on special and that way you get to try different stuff too

    Work out all ur expenses fortnightly / weekly (how often u get paid) and put that amount away so you always have money on hand to pay ALL bills

    Op shop / ebay for clothing. My DD has a wardrobe with alot of pumpkin patch / sprout clothing - more often than not barely worn or not worn at all. And if u find bargains at an op shop in a larger size put away, they will grow into them soon enough!

    Clothes swap with friends

    Dont buy clothes u dont need! Eg- my DD only has 2 pairs of jeans, 2 pairs of trakkys etc - less washing too!

    Wash only full loads

    fill up car on the cheapest day

    I only use one cleaner. Earth multi purpose cleaner to clean everything. You dont need a different cleaner for each room of the house! The amount of stuff on the market is ridiculous!!!

    Is second toy library! And borrowing books, magazines etc

    I cant think of anymore right now Great thread....

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    Live simply.

    Use less.

    Buy less stuff. Most people probably don't need half the crap they buy anyway.

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