2. NO MORE DIAPERS. Well, that's the plan anyway. Will is on his school's Fall break right now, and we plan to crack down on potty training with Tony this weekend. Toddler in big boy underwear+no more disposable diapers=$$ saved every month. So! Wish us luck in what I am sure will be a stressful endeavor.
3. After doing our weekly grocery shopping last week, it occurred to me that we spend a ridiculous amount of money on bread. I decided it would be cheaper (not to mention healthier, and probably tastier) if I just made my own bread at home. I did some searching on Ebay, and found a brand new, opened but unused breadmaker that was half of the retail price, plus it had free shipping. Victory was mine.
|Please tell me I'm not the only one who thinks of Will Ferrell in Old School whenever I see a breadmaker. "It's got three speeds!"|
5. Need to baby-proof your home? Don't even think about using one of those professional "baby-proofing" companies. They cost a ridiculous amount of money. (If you don't believe me, watch Teen Mom 3. $325 for one FLOOR of baby-proofing???). You can get everything you need at Target or Walmart, and presto! Your home is like a fortress, only instead of keeping invaders out, it keeps your little ones from getting into your cabinets.
|Why yes, that would be my 2-year old playing with the baby-proofing door handle. Which he managed to break off the door. Take a lesson from me and don't cheap out TOO much with the baby-proofing gadgets.|
7. That's all the money saving tips I have for today, so I shall leave you with this. I'm currently using my new spiffy breadmaker to make whole wheat bread, and the house smells ah-MAY-zing. Bam! Worth it already.
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