Real budgeting tips are very sought after to make those grocery dollars go far enough to feed your family. Saving money with clever budgeting is fun. Financial difficulty is one of the real challenges in life, and we have found a few simple things that make a great difference to your weekly grocery bill. Once you start feeling the benefits of making those small financial gains you will start to enjoy finding ways to invent your own budgeting tips.
Tip One – Stretch Your Milk
Buy the full cream milk and halve it into two similar size milk bottles, fill each one up to the top with good quality water. This will double your available milk and halve your weekly milk bill.
The children can have those extra cold milk drinks without you worrying, and this keeps them re-hydrated at the same time, with that extra water.
Many people buy trim milk, or light milk, so now you can make your own, getting two bottles of milk for the price of one.
Tip Two – Make Spreadable Butter
Buy a good butter, preferably the brand wrapped in gold foil, which keeps the light out.
Purchase a 450 ml can of a quality coconut creme when it is on special.
Let the lb. of butter soften to room temperature, then whiz in or mix in the tin of coconut creme, until it is smooth.
Store your spreadable budget butter in containers in the fridge.
The coconut oil is very good for our brains and some even say it helps to delay Alzheimer’s.
Tip Three – Economic Shampoo
Make a shampoo and rinse by simply having two x two cup containers to take to the bathroom when you wash your hair.
Put two cups of warm water in each when you are just ready to use them. In the shampoo container put two tsps. of baking soda.
Stir this in and use to thoroughly wash your hair. Ignore the no suds effect, it is not necessary.
Then for the rinse, add 4 tsps. of vinegar to the other two cup container of warm water and thoroughly rinse your hair.
Finish by washing your hair well with warm water.
Enjoy your economic hair wash. This leaves your head feeling lovely and fresh with no harmful chemicals to worry about.
Enjoy your financial savings.
Tip Four – All Purpose Spray
Make a simple all purpose spray and wipe by simply reusing a clean, empty spray bottle.
Fill it with water, then add two tsps. of baking soda and a squirt of dish liquid.
There you have a wonderful chemical free cleaner.
Evelyn M. Howson
Photo. Gerd Altmann