Looking to secure total boss mom status? Making confident and smart choices for you and your family is a surefire way to get there. We've partnered with
Total Wireless to offer clever ways to get organized and have fun doing it.
Being CFO of the household is a mix of making good financial decisions, budgeting properly, and also relying on creative thinking to help save money wherever possible. We teach our kids about recycling, but there are many ways to extend that philosophy beyond plastic and paper and apply it to your own life as total boss of the budget.
Here are six easy ways to take advantage of what you have in your home to save a little bit more and wear your title proudly.
Take a moment to look through those piles of kids' art in your closet and it's likely you'll find at least a few colorful masterpieces that are frame-worthy. A simple, inexpensive frame to showcase the art prominently will add color to your surroundings and make your kid really proud.
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Cell Phone Smarts
There's no need to commit yourself to a two-year contract with a hefty wireless bill when
Total Wireless gives you 25 GB of shared* data and unlimited talk and text for just $25/month per line for 4 lines. It also has family share plans so everyone can reap the benefits and you can relish in the savings.
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Movie tickets are expensive enough, so why not save money at the snack bar and bring your own. The candy they sell at the theater is about three times the price at your store. Throw in a bottle of water and you just preserved a nice chunk of change. Planning your snacks for all activities outside the home means saving cash and avoiding hangry kids.
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Recycle and Reuse
Save up those Sunday newspapers and grocery paper bags and have them on hand for when you need wrapping paper. You can beautify brown paper wrapping with sparkly ribbon, or just let the Sunday funnies speak for themselves.
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Once you use up the tomato sauce or chickpeas in your pantry, be sure to keep the cans. They can come in very handy as organizers for everything from kids' art supplies to makeup brushes. Peel off the label, rinse the inside thoroughly, and they're ready to go. You can even add a coat of paint to give the containers a personal touch to match your decor.
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A day at the spa sounds luxurious, but it's also likely to create a nice dent in your wallet. While it may not be the exact same ambience, you can use household ingredients like oatmeal, honey, egg whites, avocados, yogurt, and more (though not all together!) to create a soothing face mask or skin scrub.
A little bit here and a little bit there will eventually add up to a lot. With just a little resourcefulness, you can reduce, reuse, recycle, and save!
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More from Total Wireless
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