By Cheri Gillard
With phrases like "recession" and "record unemployment" filling the air, the common family--regardless of the way the financial system is treating them--will be being attentive to the finances. that is why 99 how one can Stretch your place Budget will obtain a hot reception because it promises rankings of functional rules to economize round the house.
Cheri Gillard, previously an obstetrical and NICU nurse, is a contract author and editor, plus the mum of quadruplets.
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Installation may cost extra. If so, consider doing it yourself or trade services with a friend who can. (Savings = varies) SELF-MAID HELP Sorry but it’s time to fire the maid. And the boy who mows your lawn. ) Or at least extend the time between mowings. Or have the front yard mowed regularly but skip the backyard every other time. Water and fertilize less, and the grass won’t grow as fast. Divide the house into zones, and write each zone on an index card. On each, make a list of what must be done in that zone to clean it.
Use a list when you shop. Plan meals and shopping according to each week’s specials and coupons. Take only enough cash to pay for listed items. Find less expensive alternatives to replace the items or habits that cost more. Only purchase the items or the quantity you need. Establish storage (freezer and pantry) space. Save restaurants for special occasions. Have a pizza in the freezer for when you just can’t face a frying pan. Cook together and save. And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow.
See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. —MATTHEW 6:28 As you build and sustain your wardrobe, there are many ways to keep it the style you want without spending too much. Define your style. Know what you want before you go looking so you won’t buy something just because. It’s like the grocery list. If you have a plan, you’ll know what to look for. Avoid buying just because it’s on sale. Even if it’s a great sale. You don’t need another one if you already have three like it in your closet.