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  1. This is a great list! I’m already doing everything on it that we can, so for me it’s just a checklist “doing that, yup, good, that too, can’t do that one (too bad)” etc. I’m appalled anytime my husband wants to buy water. Those Brita filters aren’t cheap! Don’t insult me by spending my hard-earned money buying them just so you can go throw my money away on bottled water!! Personally, I would be fine with straight tap water but …

    • I’m sad to admit it, but I used to buy water. We lived in LA at the time and the local water was not good. I was young and didn’t know any better, so would buy bottles. Now I know that filters or just plain tap water (we live in OR now, so it’s okay to drink) are better choices. Anyway, it saves money and I’m all for that!

  2. A really great list Erin. Things have been tight in my home for years and I’ve been implementing many of these tips. Isn’t it incredible how much money you can save just by buying generic?

    • Yes, so easy to save by buying generic. I think once you take a look at what and where you’re spending, it gets easier to save. We save a ton by not eating out. The kids don’t always like to pack a lunch or snack, but they’re getting used to it! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. These are some fantastic tips! I love how easy they are to implement based on your monthly needs. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday this week!

  4. Aaron, these are some really great tips. A lot of them I already do, so I agree with you there huge money savers. Especially keeping the curtains closed saving on heat and air conditioning. And the garden, we love our garden and it saves us so much on produce throughout the year. And definitely going to look into Ebates and make more of a plan to buy much-needed items off-season. Pinning this so I can come back to it again and again to find more ways to slash our monthly expendatures.

    • I know stretching your budget can be hard, but these are pretty simple, so not to burdensome. I’m glad you are using most of them…you’re good at keeping your expenditures down and way ahead of the game!

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