These are a few of my thrifty tips Ive come up with over the years.
1 Reuse plastic and glass containers and jars. Clean em up, use em for storage, travel, and craft projects.
2 When clothes get worn out, use them for something else. Use old t-shirts and socks for dusting, wiping up spills, washing the dog, doing windows, sewing and crafts.
3 Make your make-up brushes last longer by washing them in hot soapy water, rinsing well in hot water and letting them air dry overnight before using them again.
4 Give up a vice! Once a week, twice a month or whatever you can handle doing. Put it in savings and watch it add up.
5 Clip coupons already. Its like free money. Use them when stuffs on sale to save even more.
6 Create a budget and stick to it.
7 Make a price book. Shop around for everything and when you find the lowest prices, write them in the book. Write where you found it, how much, and if it was a sale price that way you'll always know what the cheapest price is. Sounds dorky I know, but you know whats not dorky? Having extra money in savings, extra money for new shoes, extra money for a treat for your kid. Thats very not dorky.
8 Try the generic/store brands. Most stores have their own line of products that are cheaper and comparable to the name brand. Most stores even have a money back guarantee if you arent happy. I was a pharmacy tech for 8 years and this goes for medicines too. Active ingredients are the same in brand and generic meds. Sometimes the only difference is color, shape or whatever inactive fillers they put in. When you buy a name brand medicine, all you are paying for is the name! The company who developed it charges more because they spent the years researching and advertising it. Why pay for a name?!