We all have to manage our
households. One important factor is financial. We at
totz2teens like to help make life a little easier by offering a selection
of products - therefore you haven't got to go hunting and can spend more
time chatting on the forum.
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We are allwell aware
of the impending 'credit crunch'. The price of groceries being one
that we know concernsthe majority of Totz2teens Members. As
ever we are here to help. We have found a fantastic site that helps
compare the prices in the leading supermarkets, Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda &
Ocado (Waitrose). We recommend saving as much money as you can so why
not give it a bash. You can sign up and compare a basic shop and then
buy from the cheapest one for you at that time. I think its really
helpful and well worth trying out.
If you are trying
to feed your family more organic produce. Why not take up the
challenge and have
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Throughout the year it is worth
just checking to make sure that your supplier is giving you a good
deal. Using the comparison sites allows you to be in control of your
finances and makes sure you are not overspending where it simply isnt
If your boiler is going to break
down you can bet your bottom dollar that it will be when the winter has
set in or you were really looking forward to that satisfying soak in the
bath. Getting your Central Heating system serviced is also usually
part of the deal with system care. Most have optional extensions
that will cover your cold water plumbing and even electrics.
As the children grow up and your
tastes change its great to start to clear out the rooms so maybe its time
to get your family some money. If the child is small you could just
save the money popping it into premium bonds in the hope they will receive
some extra money from it. If its yourself and you really are not
going to miss the extra cash then pop it away ready for a holiday.
You never know you may even be able to have enough for that trip of a
There are many ways to declutter
your house. Apart from filling landfill you will be surprised as to how
thankful someone else may be for your no longer needed items.
If the weather is ok why not try
doing a car boot sale. This usually means an early start and
really if you have a family its best if one adult goes and the children
ect come along later (with a set amount they are allowed to spend).
Fill your car up, use a pasting table and sell your wares. Remember
a flask and a sandwich its a long day.
Advertising in the local
newspapers is an easy way - many have internet sites and you can type
in your ad, see when its going to be advertised and await the calls.
This is useful for large items.
The internet has a growing number of
auction sites. You can register and sell your items.
This means that a large number of the public can see your item and
bid. You can also sell your item for a flat price. You add
postage to the cost. To check postage costs royal mail have a postage
calculator which is very useful.
If you dont feel you want to sell
your items why not still pass it on to someone who will come and collect
it from you. Freecycle
is a growing way to pass on used goods. However small or
insignificant the chances are someone will want it. The idea was set
up to try and discourage items from entering the landfill sites.
Now not technically de cluttering
but all of the above are fabulous ways of buying cheaper goods.
Children grow out of clothes very quickly so don't get worn out, toys of
any quality will last at least a few children and it is very satisfying to
know that you can sell them again for approximately the same as you have
paid. In my mind it makes sense.
This is a great site to get prices
and find out the route of a train. It also will let you know if you
have connections to make. Great site.
Wills Having a will is really one of the most important things you do.
It isnt something that should be put off. If you want a particular
person to be responsible for your children if you or your partner were to
die then this is where you would do it. I can't stress enough how
important it is.