Julia Pacheco’s latest book is called “The groceries that you can save money on,” and it is full of great tips for frugal living. It also includes an entire section on ways to save money on the big things in life, like home appliances and car insurance. I had a hard time finding just one thing inside that was useful, but the book definitely has a lot of great advice. In fact, the book will probably inspire you to buy more things from Walmart (and other big-box stores) when you next need some of the same services or products. It’s a good read with some interesting solutions and advice.
I particularly liked some of the ideas in the section on Walmart grocery haul. For years I have given into the urge to gather every pack of canned goods I can find, no matter how urgent the situation. But after doing just about all the book’s recommendations, I realized that I was simply being wasteful. Instead of throwing away a perfectly good carton of soup or a loaf of bread, for example, I could make it last by placing it in my freezer.
One of the most practical and helpful sections in the book is the one that talks about setting and sticking to a grocery budget. You might think that setting a budget for yourself is nothing more than following a reset, but Julia Pacheco says that it can help you save money quickly and easily. And, as she points out, even if you stick to your budget by having smaller, more reasonable grocery budgets, you will still save money because you will be more aware of what you are spending and you’ll be less likely to impulse buy or shop in impulse situations.
Another idea that Julia gives in the book for your grocery budget challenge is the idea of using coupons. To make dinner last longer, pre-packaged items work well because they don’t need to be heated up as much. As an alternative to pre-packaged foods, you could also make your own meals. In fact, Julia encourages her readers to make a family grocery list so that this can be done easily and you won’t have to worry about going over budget.
The second section of the e-book that discusses ways to save money in various areas is devoted to ways to save money at home. Food is on the list of items that you can cut out of your diet to save money. Preparing meals at home instead of buying take-out is another great idea because you will end up using less oil, thus saving money. The idea of a food pantry is another one of the many money-saving tips discussed. You can also save money by buying food that has already been prepared, rather than buying it in its original package.
For clothes and other accessories, you can look for discounts and sales at local stores or online. For shoes, you can try to find a sale on clearance items or even make your own. One money-saving tip that is discussed is taking your car out of the garage and parking it in your driveway. This allows you to add curb appeal to your home and also increases the value of your house should you decide to sell it. In fact, this may actually help increase your real estate value if you ever decide to move.
Finally, another one of the save money tips for women is to save money on household cleaners. Many household cleaners such as liquid detergents, toilet paper and bleach can cost quite a bit, especially if you have a large family. In fact, these products are often considered luxury goods that only the rich and famous purchase, but if you use them sparingly to clean your home, they will pay for themselves in no time at all.
Once you implement these save money tips for women in every aspect of your life, you will definitely notice significant changes. Your bills will start going down, and not only that but you will also be saving money as well. If you have children, buying baby formula can be very expensive, and if you use powdered milk for your babies’ drinks, you will also be saving money on the family’s food bill.