Being part of a large family means there is a lot of love and fun to spread around. It also means you have to be able to budget when you’re shopping for a large family. There are many ways that we can get all the great things we all want and need without going broke.
Budget Tips When Shopping for A Large Family
Parenting is unbelievably expensive, add a few more children to your average two adult and 2 children household and well it’s beyond ridiculously expensive. Larger families have to work harder to maintain a budget and when these kids just keep growing expenses can become very hard to juggle. Here’s some tips and tricks I’ve found to staying within our means and still being able to have all of our wants and needs.
Shop Online – well maybe this isn’t feasible for your whole grocery shopping list, there are a lot of online shops that could save you some cold hard cash. Learn to shop online not only for products that cost less to have shipped to your door but for deals to ensure you are getting the best price possible when you head out to the local shops. I’ve found the best deals with super cheap and even free shipping at LTD Commodities.
Buy in Bulk – a lot of times buying in bulk really doesn’t save you much, but if you learn to be smart about buying in bulk and have the space to store it, this option can save you hundreds of dollars a year. Amazon has amazing deals from electronics to household items to even diapers. There isn’t anything you can’t find at the best possible prices.
Create a Budget – check out your expenses versus income and determine where your budget really has to be for groceries and household expenses. Once you have established what your household can allot towards groceries then you are able to shop smarter. Stick with your budget no matter what and if you have to spend a little more one week, find something that can be cut out that week to offset things.
Cook from Scratch – while it may save you time when you purchase boxed or prepared food, it isn’t actually saving you cash. Learn to start cooking from scratch where you can get more for your buck. Cooking from scratch is healthier and leaves you with some fantastic leftovers so you can meal plan efficiently.
Make Your Own Stuff – there are many products for your household that you can start making on your own rather than forking out the cash. Things like bar soap and laundry detergent can be easily made at home with less cost overall than your average grocery store pricing. There are so many things that can be made at home that will not only look beautiful it will save your family money. Over atAnnie’s Catalog there are so lots of options for DIY and crafts. Not only will you save a ton of money-making it yourself, you’ll find pride in your very own creations.
There are many ways shopping for a large family is doable and practical. With kids growing and there being so many things needed it’s important to have a plan and know what you can spend and where you can make cut backs. It’s all about finding the best deals that will work for you and your family.