Ways to save money: Baby clothes

I spoke on my previous post about sharing my money-saving tips and since becoming a parent, I’ve become even stricter with how I spend money. One of the areas we’ve tried to be strict on as a whole is how much we spend on Freya’s wardrobe. I absolutely love a bargain so thought I’d share how we’ve filled Freya’s next stage wardrobe which is 12-18 months.

Naturally the first thing I do when planning Freya’s wardrobe is write out a list of what we need for her usually looking along the lines of:

1.Vests

2.Coat/Jacket

3.Tops/Leggings/Outfits

4.Swimwear

5.Socks/Nightwear

+ other things that I’ve spotted or forgotten about.

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Pinching the Pennies During Pregnancy Part II

I posted not long ago about pinching the pennies during pregnancy and time is absolutely flying by! Baby Moore will be with us in around 3 months time and saving money is becoming more crucial than ever.

So here is an update on how we’ve been doing with saving money and some of my best advice for those of you in a similar position or those just wanting saving tips.

I’ve worked in the Financial sector for 8 years and worked overall since I was 16. I’ve always been a saver having saved the deposit for our house and scrimped alongside hubby to have some fantastic holidays over the years. When it came to thinking about children, we always knew that they would cost us a bit and having a plan would be the only way forward.

Our first step in saving money was to set aside money each month from our wages and put it in a separate savings account. Step 1 achieved and ongoing until maternity leave commences.

Next step was to review our outgoings and see what could be cut back/saved.

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Freebies: How To Get Free Perfume Samples

Let’s face it! Everyone loves a Freebie!

Most quality perfumes are expensive. Spending money on an expensive bottle of perfume can be frustrating, especially if you find that you don’t like the fragrance as much as you think you did after a few days. It is best to try different samples before you decide which perfume you want to buy. Getting free or very affordable samples is easy and will help you save money and find the right perfume.

1. Visit Local Shopping Centres

Stores like Debenhams and other department stores usually have an excellent selection of perfumes. You can get free samples for new products or for perfumes that are being promoted at the moment. If you are interested in a specific perfume, ask the staff about getting a small sample. They will usually take a bottle and create a sample you can take home.

You can also test a perfume by going to a nearby department store to try the perfume. If you don’t want to wear the perfume right away, bring some small cotton balls and zip lock bags to a department store to make your own perfume samples.

Make sure you write the name of each perfume you sample on the bag. This is a good way to test a perfume before you decide to purchase it since some notes usually become more noticeable than others after a few hours.

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