59 Frugal Living Tips to Save Your Family Money

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Are you looking to lead a more frugal and minimalist life? Looking for ways that you can save money and reduce your budget by changing a few of your spending habits? Today I have 59 quick tips and ideas that will give you some inspiration to cut back on some of your expenses!

With the Christmas season fast approaching us, we could all do with pinching a few pennies for the next few weeks to make sure we are financially prepared for the most expensive time of the year.

So if you need some motivation to stop spending quite so much for over 50 ideas that are sure to save you a few bucks!

59 Frugal Living Tips

FOOD

  • Eat at home
  • Ditch bottled water
  • Eat leftovers
  • Go meatless
  • Get a slow cooker
  • Shop with a list – and stick to it
  • Switch to water instead of soft drinks
  • Buy generic
  • Grow your own veggies and herbs
  • Take lunch to work

TRANSPORT

  • Walk if you can
  • Wash your own car
  • Complete all your errands on the same day
  • Change your own oil
  • Change your own lights
  • Don’t carry excess weight 
  • Check your route before you travel
  • Consider cutting down to one car

HOUSEHOLD

  • Ditch the landline
  • Make your own cleaning products
  • Stop buying cleaning wipes
  • Keep the curtains drawn
  • Combine TV subscriptions
  • Declutter regularly and sell what you don’t need
  • Hang clothes to dry
  • Cut open toothpaste, shampoo and other products to use the last bit
  • Unplug electronics and appliances when not in use
  • Stop buying fabric softener
  • Only start the dishwasher when it’s full

SHOPPING

  • Make gifts instead of buying
  • Repair, borrow or go without
  • Buy second hand
  • Remove Apple/Android pay
  • Think about purchases for 7-30 days
  • Look for discount codes
  • Use cashback apps
  • Buy clothes out of season
  • Learn to sew
  • Create a capsule wardrobe
  • Borrow what you will use once
  • Make the most of employment benefits
  • Don’t always buy what’s cheapest – seek quality

ENTERTAINMENT

  • Find free activities
  • Cancel unused subscriptions
  • Have friends over for dinner rather than visiting restaurants
  • Pre drink before you go out
  • Drink water at restaurants
  • Check out your local community centre for free events in your town
  • Join the library

LIFESTYLE

  • Cancel unused gym memberships
  • Colour and cut your own hair
  • Do your own nails
  • Simplify your skincare routine
  • Simplify your makeup routine
  • Workout at home or outdoors
  • Pay on time – avoid fees
  • Stop buying lottery tickets
  • Quit a bad habit (smoking, drinking, fizzy drinks)
  • Stop shopping for fun

To Finish Off…

So there are your 59 ideas to be more frugal. I hope you found this list useful and you and your family can use some of these ideas to your own household!  

If you have any more ideas for saving money and living more minimally then please share your thoughts in the comments below! I am always looking for new money-saving tips!