Towels, Pjs and Socks OH My!

Such a never ending cycle…..wash the laundry, put away the laundry. It is a definite constant in my life, the laundry is never finished.

So how can we save money when doing our laundry?? Well one way that I have been doing for a long time is saying NO to the dryer. I know that this can be a very tedious job, especially moms if you work outside the home, but it can also save alot of money on your electric bill.

I use the clothesline when weather permits. But mainly I use my basement! I have a dry unfinished basement that has a dehumidifier running at all times. This draws out any moisture that may be lurking in my basement and keeps it smelling nice. I also have a huge fan that I run and it blows towards the clothes. The little old lady that owned this house before us had metal rods and wire clotheslines put up allover the basement ceiling. So I just wash the clothes (washer in basement), then I take things that aren’t to heavy and hang them on the hanger they will stay on when put in the closet. For towels, underwear or heavy items I hang them with clothespins. Clothes actually get dried pretty fast down there, if they are light weight they will be ready in a couple hours. Heavier items I try and put directly in front of the fan. I end up with nice smelling clean clothes, that haven’t shrunk! 🙂

-Amber

Never Pay full Price for Clothing….Almost

One thing I have done to save money for as long as I can remember is not paying full price for clothing. I almost never buy any at the original full price. Having two daughters who wear alot of clothes, I figured out early on to shop at the end of season clearances.

Target and Dillards are two local stores that have great end of season clearance. I have often gotten items for 60, 70 and yes even 90% off. The stores next in line would be Kohls, JcPenney and Walmart. Last year I got girls Levi jeans for $3.99 a pair a Kohl’s. Every one of these stores have served me well over the years. I have also occasionally found unbelievable deals at Old Navy and Gap. It’s all about knowing when to shop. Also, if you go into Kohl’s and they have awesome girls tops for 75% or more off make sure and buy several in your childs next size.

Right now my youngest daughter has tons of tops for this fall and a couple dresses in the closet. No jeans yet sadly, once they get older it gets harder to decide what size of jeans they will wear. It something they most definitely will have to try on.

Summer clothing is already going on clearance, now is the time to start stocking up!

For nearly a year now I have been on a quest to make extra money from the comfort of my own home. I have found many places that have paid me and I have enjoyed having the extra cash. But what if I could have more extra cash?? What if I could have more money to put in the savings account every month?? What if I had zero credit card debt? The thought of that truly excites me!!

My hubby and I are nearing our mid 30’s, he is 35 and I am almost 34. We have been married for 14 1/2 years and have 2 beautiful daughters. The oldest will be 13 in december and the youngest turns 10 this week. During our marriage I have worked very little. (only about 3-3 1/2 yrs worth) My hubby has a good job but we could be making a lot more out of our money!

There are things I have always done to save some money but there are things that I am just learning about. This blog is going to be about all the things I already to do save money, the things that are new to me, the bargains I find and the money I am able to save along the way