Household Budgets Iqaluit NU
(NC)-When household budgets start to feel the squeeze of a cooling economy, moms are usually the first to devise and employ cost-cutting measures to stretch the family dollars as far as possible. Since every little thing counts, try coupling these tips with other time-tested approaches to saving money which will ensure that while the economy may be struggling, your family doesn't have to.
Deep freezer savings - The national average spending on food is pegged at around $600 a month, but buying extra produce on sale and storing it in the freezer will equal to significant savings on grocery bills. Washing and cutting the produce before storing and using portion-sized freezer bags will also make future meals quicker and easier to prepare.
Leveraging libraries - Video rentals can start to add up, especially when trying to meet the movie preferences of the entire household. Save money by taking out movies from your local library instead. While you may have to wait for recent titles to become available, this approach will virtually eliminate the need to spend money on family movie night.
Reduce, reuse, recharge - Families which use a lot of batteries should consider switching to rechargeables for high-drain devices like digital cameras since they can be charged hundreds of times, thereby reducing the need for replacements. Chargers like Energizer's Easy Charger are designed to accommodate up to four rechargeable batteries at a time and feature an interchangeable faceplate that fits seamlessly into any décor.
Virtual advantages - Online shopping has been saving consumers' money for years but before heading to the virtual check-out, take your savings further by using search engines to find coupons exclusively for online stores. At the very least, you will save on free shipping, but many sites offer discounts as well.
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