Family Home Budget Tips for Living on $30000 or Less

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  1. Krysta
    May 24, 2014

    Good reminders. We are a family of 4 (soon-to-be 5!) and have been living on less than $15,000 for a few years now.
    My biggest tricks… Have a laundry line (sun gets out tomato stains too!) it is free and we just got rid of our dryer since I never used it and it just took up space. Hanging and bringing down the clothes is also my quiet time. I figured out that it cost about 50¢ per load with my dryer (it was having issues too..). I also have a ceiling fan and a rod with pants hangers in my laundry room for bad weather days. A
    Breastfeeding and cloth diapering (I use modern cloth and had 2 in diapers at once!) save a TON of money when you have little ones.
    We have also avoided debt. We have no credit cards and just paid off our one vehicle.

  2. Linda Mizell Hunter
    May 25, 2014

    What I’ve read today are excellent ideas. I’d like to add a bit. I am a 69-year-old great-great-grandmother and I’ve been where you are (except I only had two daughters). If you will make your own laundry detergent and cleaning products (recipes on Pinterest), it will save you lots. Also, LOSE WEIGHT or stay slim. Exercise regularly. You cannot imagine how this will help as you age (with medical expenses, clothes, health, being able to do things)! Don’t eat junk food!! You’ll thank me (and yourself) when you are 40 or older. Keep the love life in your marriage. Honor your God, if you are a believer. Save, save, save any way you can. God Bless You and Your Families!

  3. Melissa
    May 25, 2014

    In our town, we found a drive-in movie. It costs us $10 per car and we get two movies. It’s awesome, and the movies that they play are always kid friendly. I highly recommend looking for one.

  4. Heather Hernandez
    June 2, 2014

    My fave tip is turning your AC up! When we first moved to Houston we had it set on 70 degrees. We don’t do well in the heat & humidity, but we’ve been inching up the thermostat and now are comfortable at 76 degrees. I don’t tell anyone when I inch it up a degree and nobody notices!
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  5. robbie at going green mama
    July 2, 2014

    Make your own dish detergent. Do not run the washer/dryer during the day in the summer either.
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