Money saving family challenge £25 per week

Hi All,

I am new to the site, so will introduce myself first.

I am a mother in my mid twenties, my family consists of me, my partner, our toddler, 2 dogs & two cats.

I work a part time day job & I run a small business from home.

Running a small business obviously means there are going to be some months I am not going to be making much money, so I have decided to challenge myself to feed & wash my family on just £25 a week (animals included). I could up the budget to a more reasonable amount but the aim is to save money & make healthy, filling, easy meals for us all.

If anyone would like to follow me you can go to my contact details & click on the blog link, I started the challenge today, but started blogging on friday. I am also on FB if you search for cherry budget hogan & like the page, I also opened up a group on friday for people to share tips on reducing there outgoings called "fill my family on a budget" this has over 1000 members in just a few days.

I hope to see some of you interested, maybe even pop over to the group to share your ideas

Many Thanks

Claire x

p.s I know I am not male, but surely some dads are wanting to reduce there outgoings :)

Comments

  • pawsies
    pawsies Posts: 1,957
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    Put animals on a raw diet. If you bulk buy all your meat and veg and split between all of you including the animals it will work out cheaper. Don't pay extra for pet food! :)
  • I wouldn't scrimp on pet food as their dietry needs are different to ours.
  • arbroath_lass
    arbroath_lass Posts: 1,607 Forumite
    edited 31 December 2013 at 11:50AM
    Hi All,

    I am new to the site, so will introduce myself first.

    Perhaps you are not aware then, there are lots of threads like this onthe Old Style Board. You'd probably be best asking for this thread to be moved there.

    Just noticed this is an old thread - numerous versions of it have been posted across MSE.
  • Kayalana99
    Kayalana99 Posts: 3,626
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    Just noticed this is an old thread - numerous versions of it have been posted across MSE.

    Thats because its an advertising campagin for her blog. :o
    People don't know what they want until you show them.
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