Tips to Help You Save Money Before Your Family Expands and Money Becomes Very Tight
Children aren’t cheap. If you’re thinking about adding to your family, or your new addition is well on the way, then you’re likely already on top of the budgeting for this brand new arrival. However, you can never go wrong, saving even more money when you’ve got a growing family. With that in mind here are a few ways to save money when you’re expanding your family unit:
Don’t Ditch The First Cot
If you purchased a cot for your first baby, you can reuse that for your second baby. This is true as well for various other items like changing tables and prams. You can save so much money by doing this rather than feeling you need to buy new items for the new baby.
Keep Hold of Those Toys
If a toy is not broken, then you don’t need to buy a new one. Of course, your new child will get new things of their own, but they can also benefit from perfectly good toys that your first child enjoyed. You can also save a lot of space by reusing these types of things rather than doubling up.
Recycle Baby Clothes
When it comes to baby clothes, you can reuse as many items as possible from your first child. You can do this because there is no such thing as an unfashionable baby. You don’t need to worry about trends.
Sell Items That Weren’t Any Use
Have a look in the spare room, garage, or storage unit to see if there are items that never really came in that handy.
Are there items such as a baby sleep gadget that never worked, or a beautiful piece of furniture that was just not practical? Those items are taking up room when they could be making you some cash to help raise your next child, cash that can then be used to buy useful items.
Do you have any old furniture in storage that could be upcycled for use in your baby’s room? Maybe a shelving unit can be sanded down and used as a beautiful plant stand so your baby grows up face-to-face with nature?
Maybe that old chest of drawers grandma gave you can be sanded down and repainted as a handy storage unit in your baby’s room? You can save money upcycling in this way on items that would otherwise cost a pretty penny.
There are lots of ways that you can save money when you are adding to your family. Sometimes you have to let go of the idea that every new child needs new things.
The fact is your child doesn’t need endless new things. They not only take up lots of space, but they use up a lot of money that you could save to give them memories, rather than stuff. With a money-saving attitude, soon enough, your new baby will have arrived, and you’re all be enjoying this incredible brand new chapter together.
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