10 Thrifty Tips from my Kids

10 thrifty tips

My kids really should know a thing or two about saving money I go on about it enough!  Here’s their top 10 thrifty tips …..

·         Use  paper on both sides

·         Homemade food tastes better and saves money

·         Grow your own food instead of buying it then replant the seeds you get form these plants

·         Use your recycling box to craft with

·         Sometimes take showers to save money and don’t leave the taps running

·         Buy books form charity shops as its recycling and saving money and its giving to charity (win win win)

·         Hand things down and pass them on, saves money and recycling and people often return the favour!)

·         Eat up food before it goes off (like fruit)

·         Be creative, use what you already have rather than buying new  

·         Put the lids on your felt tips!

My kids are 6 and 9 and these are their ideas for keeping a thrifty home. Whys don’t you have this conversation with your kids and see if they can come up with 10 thrifty ideas. It can be a great conversation starter.



  1. April 2, 2014 / 10:14 am

    Great tips from your kids. So simple, yet I often forget about some of them. Thanks for the reminder x
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  2. Kirsty
    April 2, 2014 / 10:46 am

    I love the thrifty tips from their perspective! Especially making sure they put the lids back on the felt tips – you have taught them well!
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