I am trying to find a way to not go back to work. I know I won't be able to compensate for the loss of my salary by finding change in the couch or buying generic at the store, but I would love ideas of how to save money.
I buy a lot of organic food. Do you think I should just buy organic for the Dirty Dozen? I would say food is my biggest expense and I can't tell you how often I throw food out. If I could stop throwing food out, that alone would save a bunch. Do you just buy food for the next couple days? How do I avoid wasting it?
We had our electricity from wind power which costs a lot more. I just switched it back. I feel bad because I'm always trying to do good things for the environment, but it costs substantially more. I try to turn off lights when we aren't using them.
We own our cars with no loans.
We have no credit card debt.
We have cable (well, dish) and internet, but we have to have those. I don't need the dish, but I committed to a couple years so I'm stuck and DH lives on the internet.
I don't spend much on fuel for the car.
As for heating, I'm not sure how to lower the gas bill much, but I'm open to suggestions.
I use cloth diapers and wash them myself and they are just prefolds and covers.
I buy all of Elliott's stuff used (i.e. clothes, toys, exersaucers, etc).
Any other ideas? Or any ideas how to make a little money from home?