4 Ways To Save Money As A Busy Mum

 Being a parent is one of the most fulfilling things that you can do in life. However, it is rarely inexpensive. Children are constantly growing out of clothes and accidentally breaking things. And then there is the usual cost of day-to-day living. Quickly, you will notice that money is tighter than it was before, so how do you save money? Here are four tips to help you learn how to manage your money better.

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Buy second hand

As stated previously, children are continually growing out of their clothes, which means that very quickly, you end up with a load of clothes that they are now too big for. Therefore, you should limit how many items of clothing you buy, but look into buying second-hand clothes for your children. Not only is this better for the planet, but they are less expensive to buy so you will not be spending a lot of money on clothes which get little use. When you have finished using these clothes you can also put them back into charity shops so that someone else can benefit from them. 

Enjoy time at home with the kids

Everyone loves a good day out with the kids, but trips to the swimming pool, the cinema, and shopping all begin to quickly add up to quite a lot of money. So, if you are trying to save money, you should look into fun activities that you can do with your children at home. For example, you could rent Christmas movies from your local library’s DVD section. In the summers, you could arrange homemade picnics or set up a tent in your back garden; your children will love spending the long days in a tent with their toys. 

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Do your own repairs

Whether your car has broken down or your kitchen table has collapsed, it will always be cheaper to find the parts to repair them yourself. Whilst this will likely take more time out of your day, the savings may be great, and you will have learned a new skill along the way. If you’re not good at doing repairs by yourself, you could ask any friends or family members who you know are good at that sort of thing and treat them to a nice homemade dinner afterwards to say thank you. 

Ask friends and family for any of their children’s old toys

When it comes to buying toys for your children, they are often quite expensive. However, if you have nieces and nephews who are older than your children, you could ask their parents if they have any of their old toys lying around that you could give to your children. This way, a toy gets a new lease of life and your child gets some new toys to play with that have not broken the bank. Children often grow tired of toys very quickly, so it seems silly to spend a lot of money on every toy you give them.

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