You can also buy bulk lots of kids clothes on ebay and gumtree. We just for 50 pieces for $20. So much cheaper than paying for each time individually.
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12-04-2014 19:40 #31
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12-04-2014 20:48 #32
Every month or so instead of doing a weekly shop we challenge ourselves to eat from what we already have on hand with the exception of fresh bread & milk.
Saves money & waste.
We have solar panels so our energy is cheapest while the sun is up so i often cook dinner early in the afternoon.
I unplug the clothes dryer so i have to think do i really need to use it if i happen to chuck stuff in it.
All regular payments, elec, phone, school fees, kids activities i divide into a weekly amount and pay in weekly installments so i dont get lumped with a big bill to pay.
12-04-2014 21:25 #33
We play power games here too. I'm on an off peak plan so use the washing machine and dishwasher at 2am. Most washing machines now have a delay you can set, and I bought a timer power point for the dishwasher.
I have solar power but we sell it to the grid at a higher price than we buy it back. So that's why I still do the 2am thing. Weekends are usually all off peak, but because of the solar panels I wait for the sun to go down.
I never use a clothes drier.
I buy clothes in the clearance section at the end of the season for next year.
I buy my DDs bigger clothes that will last them a while. Yes they are a bit loose but my DDs grow incredibly fast I learned to buy stuff that fits them now. I have a giant 2yo and I buy her size 5-7 t shirts. The 5s fit her, the 7 is loose and I will get another year out of.
I have weet bix a lot for dinner but that's more about laziness than saving money! Only plan to cook 4 nights a week, the other 3 is scavenging.
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13-04-2014 07:26 #35
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Well I did my shopping at markets and Aldi today, had a bit of savings!! Have told hubby that nxt week we will work out what meat we want and buy it in bulk so for the month or fortnight! We have a deep freezer so we have plenty of room! I am going to try do some slow cooker meals in bulk and freeze them too!!
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13-04-2014 20:02 #39
Can't remember if I've asked this on one of these toe treads before, but do you find a deep freeze adds much to your power bill?
I'd LOVE to get one as I like to bulk cook and our little freezer fills up too quickly, but DH thinks it would add SO much to our power bill. Like an extra $100 per quarter. He won't back down on it! Lol m
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