We all know that being a single mom carries a lot of responsibility. As a single mom, you are meant to always be there for your little ones and to provide for the family. And as your little ones become older, they begin to require more of everything.
Keeping everything in line, especially if you are on a thin budget can really prove to be a challenge for most of the moms. Luckily enough, there are some things we all can do in order to save a buck or two and without giving up on things that are important to us.
Changing everyday spending habits and elevating mindset to one that will lead to more entrepreneurial rather than to spending one will do the trick most of the times. As a matter of fact, I’m pretty sure that any single mom will have to share a ton of helpful info on saving.
In this article, we’ll take a quick run down the list of some of those advice.
Sell Stuff You Don’t Need
If your children have outgrown their last year’s clothes, you should seriously think of the ways on how to get rid of it. Not to mention it will free up some living space for you and make your wardrobes little bit comfier, it will also put some cash in your pocket.
Running garage sales every now and then is always a good idea when it comes to selling all the things from the attic and from the basement you don’t need, plus it will inject some money in your family budget to spend on the things you actually need here and now.
Start a Side Gig
If you’re already working regular 9 to 5, but you also have a hobby you enjoy doing (and you’re good at it!), then it would be a great idea if you would be able to earn some more money by doing what you like.
Running a subscription box business has become quite popular lately. So, if you are good at knitting, for example, you might be able to sell your product on a subscription basis to the people interested in what you have to offer.
If you’re not that into technology and it’s hard for you to get your head around the Internet and stuff – don’t worry! Lots of e-commerce software out there automate pretty much everything and make it easy for non-tech savvy people to run their business from the warmth of their homes. Shopify, Etsy or Subbly are just some of the addresses you might want to check out.
Become a Leftover Expert
This is something that all the single moms certainly know already how to do. Mastering the art of making meals for the entire family (and 3 times a day) while on the tight schedule can really exhaust your savings.
But it doesn’t have to be like that!
Freezing some of the leftovers and meals for later use will save you enough money as it is. Not to mention that you will be able to follow supermarket deals and promotions and to buy larger quantities of certain meals which you can freeze and preserve for later use.
One other thing that’s applicable here is rolling this habit to other parts of everyday life. Buying clothes, toys or school books for your kids for example. Buying second hand will save you big chunks of money.
Meet the Writer
Stephanie is a military spouse and travel and food blogger. As a military spouse, she has lived in nine homes in the past eight years due to Uncle Sam. She has been blogging since 2009 and has since written for various outlets. She enjoys sharing her love of travel and adventures she shares with her family.
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