post #21 of 27
9/22/10 at 12:58am
How do you make your own laundry detergent?
We were pretty flush until we decided private school was best for our kids, so we just went through major cutbacks on everything else.
We went through our bills are cut back on everything possible. We do fun things that are free, like hiking and going on picnics.
Don't eat out. But grocies when they are on sale, and cook everything from scratch.
Maintain the cars so they will last.
Use the library for books, DVDs, and music.
make a budget and start keeping track of exactly what you spend on what. Give each your and your DH a little pocket money (same amount for a little flexibility).
Since you are home with a baby, why not see if you could find another baby to watch during the day? It would let you earn some money and could make it easier to stay home longer.