You guys this last weekend was so much fun! I loved spending time with my Mom and Sister all weekend. A little getaway was just what I needed! I rarely leave the girls for more than the length of a school day. So to get away was both hard, yet a much needed break for the soul and to recharge. Ok, well I ran a half marathon so maybe recharge isn’t the right word…HaHa! We have a family trip this week, so I’m excited for another getaway with my girls and James! With all of these trips comes a lot of cost, in order to feel comfortable spending this kind of money I have a few money saving tips that are perfect for moms!
Some of these are pretty common, like coupons and shopping sales, but I’m hoping there’s a few ideas in this list you will find helpful!
Money Saving Tips
These are ALWAYS the number one way to save a little money. It may not sound like a lot when it’s only fifty cents, but using several of these will start adding up. I’m not one for couponing, nor do I know how it really works, but you can save a lot and get even get free items. Other than just clipping them from the paper, I use the Target Cartwheel App and my grocery store rewards card.
We eat in most days of the week. One of the ways we do this making a large amount of chicken in crock pot. We will use it to pack lunches and for meals all week long. We will use it in different ways, here are two recipes for ideas.
I typically buy clothes only when they’re on sale. Occasionally I buy things right then and there if we have something coming up, but I typically wait for a sale. Especially with the girls’ clothes. They grow so fast and get dirty so items don’t always last very long, meaning I have to buy things more frequently. I will pass down clothes when I can, but I also like to go up on sizes…This gives room for items to shrink and they can wear them longer.
Kids Eat Free
Find restaurants when they offer kids eat free, or at a discount with the purchase of an adult meal.
Toys R Us Trade-In Event
offers twice a year a time where you can trade in old baby gear. That means take in your old car seats, highchairs, baby swings and get coupons to buy new items. Or if your kids are old, look around and shop for new toys that will be great for birthday and holiday gifts throughout the year.
Consign Items and Clothes
Consign items that are to small and toys/baby items your kids don’t use anymore. When I lived in Kansas City, I used to gather up Aria’s old clothes and toys and sell them at Rhea Lana’s. This is amazing you guys. Parents from all over town consign their stuff and you can shop them too. Rhea Lana’s happened twice a yea, so you could stock up on the next seasons items. I also took the opportunity to buy a second car seat for James’ car one year. If you don’t have this as an option, like we don’t here in the Bay Area, then search for consignment stores. We have a few kids stores here I’m planning to take the girls’ stuff to. PS: you can do this with your clothes and accessories too!
I was inspired to do this post by my friend Danetha Doe, the creator of Money and Mimosas. She focuses on self love and women’s financial freedom. Be sure to check out her blog for more inspiration on finding your own financial independence!
I hope you learned a few money saving tips to add to your list. I am always in need of more ideas. Comment below on ways you save money in your daily and weekly routines!
Thanks so much for stopping by. Get Out There and have a Gorgeous week!
Great tips. I do most of them as well, cooking instead of eating out, clothes on sale and we either pass down or resale some items, and it makes a huge difference. Another big one is that I try not to buy coffee . Instead I make it at home and take it with me to work. I am a bit of a coffee snob but I keep some Starbucks kureg cups in my office drawer if I need a pick me up in the afternoon.
Lovely tips dear! Your little girls are sooo adorable!
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