How to Save Money With your wardrobe!

Recently I started to work with a sewing machine!

I know, it’s something a little bit out of the usual, but I started to have sewing classes.

I love fashion, I love clothes, but it was just too expensive for me to buy all the things I love to wear!

I had no idea how to sow, but I went online, and a whole new world enfolded for me!

I can create my own clothes and save a huge amount of money!

If you are interested in giving this a go, you must check out some YouTube videos, and you’ll find all the information you need to start this project.

I had some lessons on sewing because I had no idea how to do it. However, if you have some experience in this area, you will probably won’t need it!

Make sure to find the right places for good fabrics, and you will end up with an original wardrobe, with high quality and unique design!

Make a budget with all the materials you’ll need, and you will see the amount of money that you are saving!

I hope these tips were helpful. Thank you so much for reading, and I’ll see you in my next post.

How to Cut Down Your Expenses

We are constantly trying to figure new ways to save money. Today I’ll be giving you some tips to cut down your expenses, and save money!

1.Home

One way to save money is through your rent. You have options, you can find a cheaper apartment or a cheaper area.

2.Groceries

Start by doing some meal planning. This will make a huge impact on your groceries budget. Plan your meals for the week, and make a list of all the ingredients that you’ll need. This way you won’t buy in excess. You will save money and eat properly.

3.Cleaning

Organise your week in order to have a cleaning day. Do your laundry, DIY an all-purpose cleaner, and you will save a lot of money by the end of the month.

4.Self-care

You can dye your hair yourself, and you will save money because doing this in a hairdresser is very expensive. You can look online on how to make your soap and shampoo. This will not only make you save money, and it will take better care of your hair and skin because it’s made with natural products.

These are small tips that can make a positive change in your financial budget, and improve your life as well.

I hope these tips were helpful. Thank you so much for reading, and I’ll see you in my next post.

Organised And Saving Money

How come it seems so much easier for some people to always have money in their pockets, and for others, it’s a constant struggle, living paycheck to paycheck?

The answer is quite simple: Organisation!

Organised people are in control!

So, if you want to raise your savings, here are some amazing tips:

1.Organised Mind

First of all, get your thoughts and ideas together. Prioritise, the important from the secondary. Focus on your purposes, in the short term, and find ways to make them work. Follow through, a project at a time, and see the results unfold.

2.Organise your home

Go through each division and check thoroughly what it’s missing, what it’s just taking space with no practical use. Re-organise every single room. What you don’t longer use, sell.

3.Storage

Take it all out. Make a list of what you have. Make an accurate list of all the things you need, both for cooking and cleaning. Don’t clutter, if you don’t use, don’t buy it!

4.Lists

Make this a habit. Start to make lists of all the items that you have on your pantry and your refrigerator, see what’s missing. Calculate what you spent weekly with each item. Make it accurate, in order not to over buy.

If you keep track of every you actually use, and the exact quantities that you need for each item, you will save a lot of money, by the end of the month, and you will be amazed of the amount of money that you were over spending!

Thank you for reading, and I’ll see you in my next post!

Save Money on Your Self-Care

Self-care should be seen as a necessity. It really is a need, it does well to our body and mind.

On this post, I’m going to focus on the physical self-care and in the future, I’ll make a post about self-care investments for our mental health.

These are things I realized I was spending a lot of money on and to be quite honest with you, I’m not willing to give up on my self-care habits because they do make me feel more confident and more happy with myself. Instead, I decided to make a few changes in order to save money in the long-term.

1.Nail Kit

I absolutely love having my nails done, but I realized I was spending 120 dollars every month on them… that’s 1,440 dollars at the end of a year! So, I decided to buy a nail kit and start getting them done myself. The whole kit (with the UV light and all of those products) was 200$. I’ll be honest, it took me a few tries and a lot of Youtube videos to get them perfect, but it’s definitely worth it!

2.At Home Hair Treatment

My hair is super wavy and, personally, I think I look better with straight hair. So, twice a year I used to permanently straighten my hair at a salon. It is an expensive treatment so I thought I should try an “at home straightening treatment”.

The Cons are:

-It’s a two people job. I definitely couldn’t do it by myself, fortunately, my mum was able to help me with it;

-It doesn’t last as long as the professional one does;

-The application is a bit messy.

The Pros are:

-It feels like the chemicals are less strong (there are a few in the market that are natural and don’t have chemicals, but I’ve never tried them so I don’t know if they actually work.)

-They aren’t expensive;

-You can do them at the comfort of your own home;

-My mum and I definitely had a fun time whilst doing it.

Overall, it is a good investment, it makes you save money, and that is always a plus.

3.At Home Gym

This is one of my favourites. I really dislike going to the gym, I’m never 100% comfortable but, at the same time, I love working out. Also, my gym membership was quite expensive. I know I’m not the only one feeling this way about the gym, so I started to follow some Youtube workout videos. Then I bought weights, and I will buy more equipment. I already had a threat-mile at home, so that helped me a lot. I definitely recommend this tip.

4.Permanent Hair Removal

This was definitely something I had been thinking about getting for a while. I decided to invest in an IPL device. There are several prince ranges out there which is a really good thing, I don’t remember the exact price of mine, but I know it wasn’t more than 200 dollars. This really works, it takes a lot of treatments to make the hairs completely disappear but it so worth it. Unfortunately, the biggest con about this device is that it doesn’t work on every skin colour or hair colour, you’ll have to do a little research to figure out if it’s something you’ll want to get.

5.Teeth Whitening Kit

I’ve always been a bit sceptical about these, I always thought that only the whitening treatments at the dentist would work, until I tried them myself. I got mine at a pharmacy, so it was a little expensive but definitely less than going to the dentist doing the procedure. I recommend trying but just make sure to do a little research before you buy one, be sure that what you’re getting isn’t extremely aggressive to your teeth.

I hope these tips were useful and let me know which ones you’d like to try or already have tried.

Thank you for reading it, and I’ll see you in my next post.

How to Increase Your Savings

I’m very passionate about saving for the things I want instead of getting myself into debt. On this post, I’ll be sharing some tips to increase your savings!

1.Budget

Make sure to budget your money every time you get a pay-check. Include your savings in your budget and slowly start increasing its monthly amount.

2.Have Side Hustles

Having extra money will always help you increase your savings, regardless of the amount. Remember that even small quantities add are good, they’ll add up.

3.Control your Expenses

Make sure to buy only what’s necessary and stay within your budget.

4.Challenge Yourself

Challenge yourself to save more money. Have no spend challenges each month. It doesn’t need to be perfect, but it’s a good way to encourage you and to stop you from buying things you don’t necessarily need.

Don’t forget to have fun! Life isn’t just paying bills and save money. Do things that bring you happiness, just plan them in a way that it won’t hurt your finances.

I hope these tips were helpful. Thank you so much for reading it, and I’ll see you in my next post.

15 Ways to Save Money

On this post I’ll be sharing with you 15 things you can start doing that will help you save money.

1.Make a Shopping List

Make sure to only grocery shop with a list, it will help you not to buy what you don’t need.

2.Eat Before Grocery Shopping

If you go grocery shopping with an empty stomach, you’ll most likely buy a lot of snacks and things you don’t need.

3.Make your own Meals

Cooking your own meals will help you save a lot of money, and you can make healthier meals which are also amazing for your body.

4.Make Your Own Bread

Bread is something that most of us eat several times a day. Making it yourself will help you save a lot of money. You can make several at a time and freeze the dough.

5.Buy Clothes on Sale

Only buy clothes on sale, you’ll be able to get more for less.

6.Buy in Bulk and Freeze

Buy fruit and veggies and freeze them. This is great for smoothies and soup!

7.Buy Detergents on Sale

When the detergents are on sale, you can get several and have a little stash at home.

8.Have a Budget

Make sure to write down your budget. Being aware of how much you can spend on every category will help you increase your savings. 

9.Be Organised

This tip goes along with the previous one. Being organised with your finances will help you increase your savings and your ability to saving money. There’s a downloadable planner that includes a budget spread, a shopping list, an expense tracker, a bill tracker, a debt tracker, and a meal planner. I’ll leave the link to it down below if you’re interested.

Money Planner (A4)

Money Planner (A5)

10.Turn Off the Light

Turn off the lights when you’re not in the room.

11.Meal Plan

Meal planning will help you buy only what you need, and it will also help you to control the costs of each meal.

12.Take your lunch with you

Prepare your snacks and lunch at home and take them with you to work. 

13.Sell your clothes

Sell the clothes you no longer wear and put that money towards savings or debt payments, for example.

14.Make your own Cleaning Supplies

Make your own cleaning products at home, this will help you save money and the environment.

15.Workout at Home

Working out at home instead of going to the gym will help you save thousands!

So, these are all the tips I have for you. Thank you so much for reading it, and I’ll see you in my next post.

How to Save Money on your Household

We all look for ways to save money so we can buy things that will add happiness to our lives. Spending money on our household is unavoidable, but in this post, I’ll be sharing with you a few tips that will help help you save money on your household.

1.Budget and Plan

First of all, you need to be aware of how much you can spend on your household expenses! Also, don’t forget to plan what you need to buy. Staying organised will help you save money. I have really cute planners that include everything you need to keep track of your budgets, expenses, bills, savings, shopping lists, etc. I’ll leave them down below if you’re interested.

Planner (A5) Yellow Theme

Planner (A4) Yellow Theme

2. Buy reusable cleaning cloths
This will save you a lot of money. You’ll just have to put them in the washer once you’re done using them and it’s beneficial for the environment!

3. Figure out when it’s cheaper to do your laundry
Depending on the time of the day that you’re doing your laundry, you’ll be able to save energy and money. Just check your contract.

4. Buy your supplies only on sale
Get your supplies when they’re on sale, there are amazing deals, and it will make you save so much money!

5. Have a little stack at home
This tip goes along with the previous one. When they’re on sale, instead of getting just one, get a couple and have a little stack of them. You’ll pay less for all of the products, and you won’t have to worry about it every month. 

6. Make some supplies yourself
If you have the time, then you should definitely give this one a go! There are so many recipes online. They’re quite easy to make, and I love making them, especially all-purpose sprays. This will save you a lot of money, and it’s really good for your health and the environment.

Thank you for reading, and I’ll see you in my next post.

Save Money on Grocery Shopping

Grocery shopping is something we all have to do, some people love others hate it but one thing everyone has in common is not wanting to spend a lot of money on it and if possible, save money! So, in today’s post, I’ll be sharing with you the most important tips I use to save money whenever I go grocery shopping.

1.Make a Budget

This is crucial. Knowing exactly how much you can spend on groceries will help you save so much money.

2. Make a Inventory

This might sound a bit crazy but trust me, it’s really helpful. Write down every single product you have. Make different lists: a food list (don’t forget to check the expiration date!), a hygiene list, a household list and a medicine list (again, check the dates).

3. Plan your Meals

Planning your meals will help you decrease the habit of buying unnecessary products. You’ll go to the shops knowing exactly what you need for your meals. I like to plan my meals weekly.

4. Make a Shopping List

Writing down everything you need will help you save money because you won’t buy what you don’t need.

5. Buy in Bolk and freeze

This is a great way to save money because you won’t be going to the shops frequently to buy fruit and veggies, that way, you won’t be tempted to buy things you actually don’t need. Also, this really good to make smoothies and soup!

All of these steps can be done with the help of a planner. Feel free to check these ones out: Money Planner (A5), Money Planner (A4), Personal Finance Planner (A4).

Thank you for reading it, and I’ll see you in my next post!

Frugal living tips that will help you save money

Frugal living is trying to live a life with less but always with a positive attitude towards everything. Frugal living isn’t a “sacrifice”, is just a lifestyle.

This is great for families living off just one income and for people that want to save more money. This lifestyle will definitely help you save more. It could be taken to the extreme but, in my opinion, the middle grown is what makes more sense to me. Keep in mind this topic is fairly new to my life, so on this post, I’ll be sharing frugal living tips that I apply to my daily life.

1.Make things yourself

Making your own bread, pasta, biscuits, and desserts will make you save so much money. If you find healthier recipes and cut down the sugar and salt, your overall health will improve.

2. Purchase second-hand

Buying clothes, furniture, accessories and decor items on thrift stores and second-hand shops will definitely help you save money.

3. DIY household cleaning products

Cleaning products are usually quite expensive, so making them yourself will help you save more money in the long run. There are so many recipes on Pinterest and they are so easy to make. I have a board on Pinterest dedicated to this, click here for some inspiration. Another plus about this is that you won’t have harsh chemicals on these products, it will be good for you and for the environment.

4. Meal Plan

This is a really good way to save money. When grocery shopping, you won’t be buying things you don’t need and you’ll be able to estimate the price per meal, helping you have a more accurate budget. On this post, you have a free meal planner to download.

5. Have reusable bags

I always have fabric bags with me whenever I go grocery shopping. Where I live, the plastic bags aren’t free so, this helps me save money and helps the environment (a lot!).

So, these are the tips I have for you. Let me know in the comments if you have other habits that help you save money.

Thank you so much for reading it, and I’ll see you in my next post.

4 Ways to save money when you move out for the first time

Moving out for the first time is a big achievement and a very exciting moment. We need to be prepared for this new amazing stage in our lives. We’ll have to make a lot of investments and today, I’ll be sharing with you a few tips that will help you save money on those investments.

1.Get used furniture

Try to bring some of your bedroom’s furniture with you, for example, your bed or your desk. You could also try to find out if some of your family members could give you their old sofa, for example. Buying used furniture and upgrade it is also a really good alternative.

2. Throw a “Moving Shower”

I know, sounds weird, but make this a fun moment with your family and friends. It will be a celebration of your achievement where the guests can give you cute house-warming gifts.

3. Move things yourself

Instead of hiring a company to help you move (they’re really expensive!), do it yourself. Ask your friends and family to help you with it.

4. Buy on sale

This sounds obvious, but sometimes when we’re shopping for things for our new place, we tend to only pay attention to the looks of the product. Always try to choose something on sale, obviously make sure to buy what you like haha. This tip will make a huge difference at the end.

Let me know if you have more tips! Thank you so much for reading it, and I’ll see you in my next post.