finally, another thing that i've been doing for awhile is buying all my household cleaning supplies at dollar general. i'm getting name brand products for a fraction of the price that i would pay elsewhere. i just made a dollar general run last week, but when my cleaning supply runs out, i'm considering making my own stuff, with recipes i found here and here. for just a small amount of extra work, i can get the satisfaction of helping our house and family run just as smoothly, while saving money.
i realize that none of these ideas is particularly earth shattering and probably not even original. you may be doing some of these things already, but all of them together can really start to add up. i'd like to do some more posts about saving money in other rooms- the kitchen comes to mind- i have a few ideas and strategies for in there, too.
if you've stopped by for a visit from kristin's site, take the time to look around and visit for a minute. i bet we have lots in common- homeschooling, scrap booking, knitting, quilting, canning, remodeling and gardening, not to mention my desire to serve God in all I do, and raise children to love and serve Him, too.