101 Ways Moms Can Save Money

101 Ways Moms Can Save Money | Money Saving Tips | Frugal Living

When I decided to stay home after having my first baby, I had to learn how to live a frugal lifestyle.  Today I’m sharing 101 of my favorite ways you can save money as a mama.  Did I miss anything?  How does your family save money?

101 Ways Moms Can Save Money

  1.  Cancel your cable
  2. Buy a “leaf
  3. If you keep cable, shop around for different providers when your contract expires
  4. Meal plan
  5. Request free samples of your favorite beauty products at Sephora
  6. Use Groupon Coupons
  7. Rent movies from the library
  8. Reuse grocery bags for bathroom trash bags or use to dispose of dirty diapers
  9. Buy secondhand outdoor toys (swing sets, bikes, etc.)
  10. Recycle your crayons
  11. Stop buying drinks – stick to water and watch the savings!
  12. Walk or ride your bike whenever possible
  13. Also stop ordering drinks in restaurants
  14. Ask your local energy company if there is a budget plan you can enroll in
  15. Pack brown bag lunches for the entire family
  16. Buy diapers, wipes, and formula in bulk from Sam’s Club or Costco
  17. Use competitor coupons at your favorite stores
  18. Use Dawn dish soap as an inexpensive stain remover
  19. Don’t buy name brand (unless you have a coupon)
  20. Shop at garage sales (via Suburban Wife City Life)
  21. Save and reuse gift wrap and bags
  22. Cancel magazine and newspaper subscriptions
  23. Buy school supplies at the dollar store
  24. Cut your kids’ hair yourself
  25. Shop for home goods at Habitat for Humanity ReStores
  26. Refill ink cartridges, instead of buying new ones
  27. Get a free breast pump
  28. Buy snacks at Big Lots
  29. Skip the big, expensive birthday parties – opt for small, intimate get-togethers 
  30. Use mayonnaise to polish wood furniture
  31. Shop at thrift stores
  32. Have movie nights at home, not the theater 
  33. Always shop with a list
  34. Use Kroger ClickList
  35. Refinish/repurpose second-hand furniture
  36. Rent dresses for formal events
  37. Purchase discounted paint at home improvement stores (ask at the paint counter, they sell returned paint at a deep discount)
  38. Swap babysitting services with a mama friend
  39. Buy thoughtful, budget-friendly gifts
  40. Cancel your gym membership
  41. Replace your makeup remover with coconut oil
  42. Buy organizational supplies at the dollar store
  43. Take advantage of reward programs
  44. Only buy shoes when there is a buy one get one 1/2 off sale
  45. Get a Target RedCard 
  46. Buy bath toys from the dollar store (and replace them regularly)
  47. Save on diapers with Amazon Family
  48. Only eat at restaurants where kids eat free
  49. Take your own family photos
  50. Reduce the amount of meals you eat out
  51. Only buy/keep the baby clothes you actually need
  52. Purchase Christmas gifts throughout the year
  53. Stock up at Costco
  54. Use the Shopular app to save at your favorite stores
  55. Use pharmacy perks
  56. Buy gardening supplies at the dollar store
  57. Use a credit card with a points program
  58. Cut coupons
  59. Download digital grocery coupons
  60. Shop at Aldi
  61. Request experience gifts from relatives for the holidays
  62. Find free shopping money in your email
  63. Buy your kids’ clothes on Zulily 
  64. Sell your kids’ clothes on eBay
  65. Buy lots of kids’ clothes on eBay
  66. Host a clothing swap with your mama friends (via Major League Mommy)
  67. Buy and sell on Facebook Marketplace
  68. Buy party supplies at the dollar store
  69. Sell homemade goods on Etsy
  70. Stop buying bakery goods – make your own
  71. Use the Cartwheel app to save at Target
  72. Drink your coffee at home, not Starbucks (via Crystal Carder)
  73. Download your favorite grocery store’s app to find coupons, sales, and more
  74. Pass on name brand household products
  75. Make your own cleaning solution with 2 parts water, 1 part vinegar 
  76. Buy and sell at Once Upon a Child
  77. Use coupons during 10 for $10 sales
  78. Have a garage sale
  79. Make your own Halloween costumes
  80. Purchase your produce from local farmers markets, not grocery stores
  81. Use a family change jar (via Major League Mommy)
  82. Host a moms’ night in, instead of a moms’ night out
  83. Do preschool at home
  84. Make your own baby food
  85. Pack a picnic for the park, instead of going out to eat
  86. Use the $5 Method (via Sunshine and Spoons)
  87. Grow your own vegetables
  88. Swap books and movies with friends
  89. Make more vegetarian meals
  90. Take advantage of Kroger Fuel Points
  91. Look up free days at your local museums
  92. Use Groupon for discounted vacations
  93. Sell your unused gift cards on eBay
  94. Stock up at store closings
  95. Have a family game night
  96. Make your own Valentines
  97. Order cheap eyeglasses from Zenni Optical
  98. Try Amazon Prime for free
  99. Prep your weekly produce, to prevent waste
  100. Save your baby clothes and gear for younger children 
  101. Spend less money, create more memories!

101 Ways Moms Can Save Money | Money Saving Tips | Frugal Living

10 thoughts on “101 Ways Moms Can Save Money

  1. Great list!!! Cable is one thing we wish we could cut, but there isn’t an easy way to get some of the sports channels (like Big Ten Network) during football season. I and my husband have both looked, and looked, but to no avail. And I am all about mom’s night in!

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