No it doesn't.
I had to learn myself. Having a big family on a single low income meant i just had to find away.
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12-08-2013 21:55 #101
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12-08-2013 21:59 #102
I buy the 4lt tins of oil when they're on special for $20 or less. They last us ages. About 6 months each.
I bought the easiyo but only used the sachets a couple of times until I worked out it tastes so much better made from scratch. No sour tasting natural yogurt!! It's really easy too.
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12-08-2013 22:00 #103
I think you are doing pretty well.
I can't seem to get under $150-200 per week. Just noticed your recent remark re: nappies and I've recently converted to the Coles comfy bots, they are the cheapest I've found (apart from bulk Aldi which you don't have access to). Their wipes are cheap too and as far as I've seen they definitely do the job, no leaks etc.
The only other tip I have is to stretch out big shops to every 3-4 weeks which seems to save money overall because you are a bit more inventive utilising your pantry.
12-08-2013 22:12 #104
12-08-2013 22:19 #105
Doing a great job trying your best to get your budget down I know this isn't food related but if you own your own home could you look at getting solar? We did and we rarely get an electricity bill now and we have the smallest one available at the time.
12-08-2013 22:31 #106
I love microfibres. I use them for cleaning, as a face washer gets all make up dirt& oil off & as nappy inserts(cloth during day home brand or aldi disposable at night figure they only get thrown out why spend insane amounts for brand name) got a 1kg bag from bunnies for $10 they're so handy & washable buy home brand ,meat from butcher & fruit & veg from local shop ,cleaning I use vinegar bicarb Epsom salts , yea tree oil& eucalyptus oil & gumption. Works well for so many things. Trying to save a bit more $ though grocery shop tonight cost $250 for the 4 of us n pets double what I'd normally spend but brought a lot of bulk things like toilet paper wash liq etc aldi baby wipes & home brand wipes are good for cleaning babies bum & almost everything else
12-08-2013 22:36 #107
Can't find the post to quote but I'd say the aldi newborn nappies are just as good as huggies newborn & a heap cheaper too
12-08-2013 22:54 #108
We looked at solar but don't have the money to outlay. Our electricity bill is only $300ish a quarter so is not too bad and we put money aside each fn do it can be paid straight away.
We switched insurances and cut down the phone bill and now I'm doing the food budget. The are a few things can't change like rates and loan repayments so I'm trying to cut back everything to be able to pay those when they come in.
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