How To Save Money As A Parent

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No matter how deeply you love your children, the fact is that raising them is costly. You’ll need to pay for food, clothes, entertainment, necessities, school supplies, and so much more. This might sound difficult, but if you are careful with your money and you save where you can, you can buy what your child needs (and some extras that they don’t need but really want!) when the time comes. Read on to find out how you can save money as a parent. 

Buy Quality

When you look at the cost of clothes and toys, for example, you’ll notice that some are very cheap and some are more expensive. You might automatically opt for the cheaper option because that will save you money, isn’t that right? The truth is that it can often be better to buy the more expensive option because this will save you money in the long run. 

If you buy a cheap outfit, it will stain and tear and become unusable quickly, at which point you’ll need to buy more. If you buy something more expensive, it will last longer, and you won’t have to buy more. Over time, buying a number of cheap things will cost more than buying one better quality item.

It’s not always even about cost. Toys are a great example. If you buy a high-quality toy, like the Eric Carle magna tiles from CreateOn, not only will the toy last for longer, but it will be used more and help your child more. 

Look At Your Food Costs 

Your weekly shop is already expensive, and it’s likely to become even more so in the near future. This is probably the biggest expense, other than paying for your home, that you’ll be dealing with on a regular basis, and therefore it makes sense to cut it where you can. 

If you throw a lot of food away at the end of the week to make room for more in your next grocery shop, you’re wasting money. After all, you bought these things and now you’re throwing them out. This is why it’s imperative that you go to the store with a list, having planned out exactly what you’ll be eating and when. If you do this, not only will you not have so much food waste, but you won’t also buy so much to start with. 

Buy Used 

Maybe you have the idea in your mind that your child has to have brand-new clothes and toys and equipment at all times. That might be a nice thought, but it’s not one that will help you when it comes to saving money; in fact, it will mean you’ll spend a lot more than you need to. 

Instead of always opting for new items, why not look for used ones first? Clothes are a great example of this working well; children outgrow clothes so quickly, especially when they are babies. They also make a lot of mess. So, buying second-hand clothing means you save money and because you will have to replace it quickly, you won’t waste money when you throw the garment out due to big stains or rips and so on. 

Always check that things are safe when you buy them second-hand, and if they are, why not save money by doing this more often than buying new?

About Author

LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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Nickolas
3 months ago

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3 months ago

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John
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2 months ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

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