Wednesday, August 13, 2014

How Moms Can Save Up Money While Staying At Home

Oftentimes, there are too many expenses to think about around the house. Not mentioning the food that you have to prepare for the family, the kids’ maintenance and the list goes on. Much more if you are a stay-home mom and the one in-charge of the family and the kids, which is a lot to think about. And as any family who lives in a real estate in the Philippines or elsewhere around the globe, a mother always has to balance things out.

Managing the family’s finances and taking care of the household chores are just two of the other things mothers always put into mind everyday. And when it comes to rolling back the money flow to finance all the other expenses needed, there would be a need for you to think about ways on how to go about it.

Here are a few tips you can keep in mind so as not to stress yourself up:

Garage sale


Raid out your closet and find old stuff like clothes that you rarely use. These can be sold out as pre-loved items especially if those ‘second-hands’ are branded items. Most women have a lot of clothes inside their wardrobes yet are still having the problem of what to wear. So here’s the solution to that dilemma, separate the ones you have your eyes on as favorites and those of which you are not of good use to you and sell them out.




If you happen to have furniture at home that are not merely used or are simply just extra stuff lurking inside your house, perhaps you can sell them to friends. With that, you can help a person and earn money out of it!

Sell Out Those Books


Yes, books. While they look so lovely on the shelves, let’s face this fact: Your books might be collecting dusts more than pageviews. And another fact is that people are now shifting to the digital age including their love for reading. Some would prefer using e-Books on their Kindles because oftentimes, books are big and heavy and moving around can often become a nightmare.

Use eBay or Craiglist


With the online world being so actively used nowadays, so is online selling. You can do an online bazar sale by posting pictures of the items you are selling. It is also works if you bundle things into packages, which happens to have a higher selling rate at higher prices. Just be sure to be safe and smart by not giving out your address and phone number. E-mail could do.
  

Home-based Jobs 

A lot of mothers who are nursing and are very much hands-on with their kids still always have that itchy feeling of wanting to go to work outside their homes. Yes, you miss it but being a hands-on mom can also be a fulfilling one. You can opt to have a home-based writing job for companies or be a freelance writer. There are a lot of local job listings around the Internet and surely you can find one before the day ends.


Direct Selling


Companies like Avon, Mary Kay and many more are always on the look out for enthusiastic new sales reps! And in direct sales, you can always put as much or as little time into it as you want. And if you believe you have the potential in sales and marketing, this can always work out!

Join an Online Group on Facebook


By this, it would mean asking more ideas and opinions from mothers online on how they continue to manage their finances at home even if they are stay-home and hands-on moms. Surely, there would be a lot to learn from!


If you have a few thoughts in mind, feel free to share your thoughts on the comments section below!


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