My husband and I are choosing to go through our budget and cut each place we can and are vowing to stick to things like not eating out, overspending etc. Heres what we have right now..
Cancel our cleaning lady and do it ourselves
Replace bulbs with energy efficient ones
Get movies from Lib and quit renting
Only go to the movie when we have accumulated enough pts at our grocery store to get free passes.
Start a coin jar and use that money when we cant take it and need to go out and grab fast food or do some sort of recreation.
I know these threads go around a lot but I love them and love the ideas. Another big spending place for us is groceries. We spend about 400/month for a family of four but that includes all diapers, wipes, shampoo, paper products, cleaning etc. Id like to get us down to 175/two weeks or 350 a month with NO going over but need some cheap meals (full recipies please)
We do get Wic and I do use cloth pads. There is no way my family will go to family clothe for those who would maybe suggest it.
Thanks for all your help. This group rocks.