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    I know a few mums who don't use wipes they buy bulk chux type wipes and soak them in boiling water and reuse. The mums I speak of have kids that have allergies which is why they do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndigoJ View Post
    I suck at cooking so cant see myself doing everything from scratch. DP is away fifo half a fortnight so our budget is $300 a f/n for two kids and one adult one week and 2kids, 2 adults the other week. Last shopping we spent $180 for the f/n though. DS1 gets sandwiches, fruit, one treat (tiny teddies or shapes, HB, bought in a box and divvied out). A yogurt and a cheap popper for his school lunch.
    That sounds very reasonable. Do you shop at a green grocer. I have found that by choosing the right one I have saved lots of money. Not if you go to the 'premium' ones though. I get eggs, canned tomatoes etc much cheaper there too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CookingMonster View Post
    That sounds very reasonable. Do you shop at a green grocer. I have found that by choosing the right one I have saved lots of money. Not if you go to the 'premium' ones though. I get eggs, canned tomatoes etc much cheaper there too.
    We have no farmers market or anything here only coles, woolies or IGA. Im not sure which is cheaper. Im not brand fussy. I usually just buy the brands i usually use, but ive switched everything to home brand to save some dough.

    baby wipes, i think its just cheap paper towel in a solution of baby oil, baby wash and hot water.

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    You can make your own tablets with bi carb washing soda and lemon juice (and possibly borax?). Just look it up on the net, I've not made them yet. Have a look into soap nuts, these can be used in the laundry and are super cheap. I've not used whole soap nuts but I use a powder with the soap nuts ground up. Also vinegar can be used for lots of different uses, in a spray bottle for cleaning, as a fabric softener for your floors etc. I mix mine with water and eucalyptus oil.

    Also I've found the best home made deodorant is rubbing your underarms with coconut oil mixed with a drop of tea tree oil and then matting bi carb on the oil. Its all antibacterial and the oil helps the bicarb stick which absorbs the moisture. Geez I'm sounding like a hippy now but it will all save money!

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    I would cut out the poppers for school. Not sure if buying sponges instead of paper towel would be cheaper. You can always wash in washing machine or clean the sponge in disinfectant.

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    What do you cook normally?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LollyDolly View Post
    You can make your own tablets with bi carb washing soda and lemon juice (and possibly borax?). Just look it up on the net, I've not made them yet. Have a look into soap nuts, these can be used in the laundry and are super cheap. I've not used whole soap nuts but I use a powder with the soap nuts ground up. Also vinegar can be used for lots of different uses, in a spray bottle for cleaning, as a fabric softener for your floors etc. I mix mine with water and eucalyptus oil.

    Also I've found the best home made deodorant is rubbing your underarms with coconut oil mixed with a drop of tea tree oil and then matting bi carb on the oil. Its all antibacterial and the oil helps the bicarb stick which absorbs the moisture. Geez I'm sounding like a hippy now but it will all save money!
    I like the deo idea! Thank hippy chicky!!! Lol.

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    Use microfibre cloths instead of paper towel to clean the benches I have blue for the kitchen and orange ones to clean the bathroom with.

    Make your own washing powder - google a recipe.

    Make your own yoghurt - saves a fortune.

    Buy bulk toilet paper, dish washing tablets, detergent, etc off Grocery Run or Supermarket Deals.

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    Attached a home made grout cleaner that I found on fb today and I think it would make a good shower cleaner too.
    I wanted to make it today but can't find a spray bottle

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    For wipes use fave washers in a tub of water.


 

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