Eliminate one item from your expenses~
Some of you may say “I can’t cut back in any other areas of my spending”. My reply to is “You must”. There are no if and or buts about it. There is at least one thin in your budget that is not a need but a want and it has to go in order for you to survive what we may possibly be in store for economically.
Reduce current expenses~
Look for ways to get what you need cheaper than what you are currently paying. Ask for deals, look for deals and invest time in creating deals for yourself.
Utilize coupons and free after rebate offers~
Rite-Aid offers free after rebate items just about every week. If you focus solely on buying free after rebate items that you can use this is just another way that you can stretch your budget dollars.
Cook from scratch~
I cannot emphasize this point enough. Cooking form scratch was one of the first things that I began doing to reduce our budget. Not has it allowed us to reduce our budget from $550 per month to $300 per month, we also feel so much more healthier and energized in our daily lives.
Make it yourself~
In addition to cooking form scratch you can begin by identifying one item that you could make at home, such as laundry detergent or dishwasher detergent. You could make clay for your children versus buying it.
Before paying for repairs do some research to see if you could possibly make the repair yourself. There are many resources that can be accessed free at your library and on the internet.