less likely to get things that can upset your budget
Setting aside time once a week or month to prepare meals means that during hectic week nights all you have to do is heat up dinner.
Shopping Lists and Meals
The great new is that it is easy and simple to come up with meal plans. If you’re not one to sit down and write things out, I have several meal plans here from food and family bloggers that covers various tastes and diets.
I tried to choose meal plans that allow you to ‘cook once, eat twice’ so you’re not slaving in the kitchen on your cook prep night.
Budget Friendly Meal Plans
While most of the meal plans I found were frugal, there were some all -stars that kept things delicious even on a tight budget.
For better or worse, being homeowners means when things break down around the house it’s on us to get it fixed.
If you’re constantly calling a professional to fix everything in your place, your wallet will drain pretty fast.
One of the best ways you can save money as home owner is by learning how to repair and maintenance what you have.
Save Money, Gain Skills
Let me say up front – if you have a major problem, by all means call a professional! It’s not worth the pain and headache to have some one fix your mistakes.
That said, there are plenty f basic and necessary skills and jobs you can do yourself. A good plumber can be pricey, so don’t waste your time calling them for small projects like unclogging your toilet.
While not experts, over the years we’ve picked here and there pick up what we needed to keep things running smoothly.
If it’s something major or if we are completely in the dark on what to do, we have no problem calling a professional, but if it’s basic or something we’ll probably encounter again we like trying to do it ourselves.
Big List of DIY Home Repairs and Maintenance
I’m amazed at how much stuff is online. I think YouTube alone has all the videos you need to get started with your own basic home care and repairs. To make it easier for you to find what you need, I prepared a list of some of the essential home skills.