Economical parents reveal the household hacks they swear by, including the reuse of t-shirts as dusters and investing in old-fashioned handkerchiefs (and they are already planning to celebrate Christmas!)
- Parents from all over Britain shared their favorite economical hacks on Mumsnet
- Includes everything from children's clothing to making food last longer
- A number of praised the benefits of reusing old T-shirts as dusters or cleaning cloths
Economical parents have shared their favorite money-saving hacks to help other families put away a little extra money.
Mothers and fathers from all over the UK assumed Mumsnet to give their best advice – including reusing old T-shirts as dusters and rinsing scouring brushes in two to make them last longer.
The helpful thread was kickstarted when a user asked for surprising cost-saving tricks.
Mums and dads from all over Great Britain contacted Mumsnet to give their best advice on how to save money at home. Stock image
The helpful thread was kickstarted when a user asked for surprising cost-saving tricks. Soon it collected hundreds of responses about everything from interiors to beauty
Several were quick to give advice on how to feed a family with a budget. One of them placed: & # 39; Buy a free-range chicken from Aldi, poach it and cut it in for the kids' sandwiches … It takes about a week and half of the suts for 3 children (2 teenagers). & # 39;
Another suggested: & # 39; I freeze and reuse leftover food. There have been a number of interesting soups. Each & # 39; jus & # 39; which is left over from stews, I freeze and reuse in the following. & # 39;
Parents offered their favorite tips for making leftovers and bathroom products last longer
A third wrote: & # 39; We weigh our pasta, rice, potatoes for cooking. It means we can vary the amount depending on how hungry we are. & # 39;
Soup appeared on the wire several times as a way to get the most out of leftovers.
& # 39; Make stock of chicken carcasses and freeze it (in the slow cooker), & # 39; wrote a user. & # 39; We use this as the basis for soup, cooking rice / couscous etc in it. Some come together to concentrate and freeze in 100 ml portions for when you just need a little. & # 39;
Some parents pointed to the value of buying reusable items that last a long time, with one: & # 39; I use fabric handkerchiefs and never cook them or give them their own washing cycle. & # 39;
Users advised to invest in reusable handkerchiefs and diapers instead of buying multiples
Others focused on how to decorate on a budget. One reported: & # 39; Spend money furnishing your home, but buy cheap furniture – it looks much more expensive than the other way around. & # 39;
Christmas is already in the mind for some. One suggested: & # 39; I cut holly and ivy from the garden or the local fields to wind down my banisters and dress the Christmas table. Spread over a few pine cones et voila! & # 39;
Another wrote: & # 39; When I came out with my dog last week, I filled 3 dog poop bags (biodegradable of course) with pine cones. I normally collect in the fall, but they were in a much better condition and open and dry. & # 39;
A number of parents pointed out the advantage of investing in decorating rather than in furniture
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