Raising Kids is Expensive – Here’s How to Do It Frugally

Who said raising a child was easy? There are sleepless nights, hidden expenses, and a lot of stress involved when raising a child. In fact, it can be incredibly difficult trying to raise a child when you’re trying to live frugally. Luckily for you, there are plenty of ways to save money on raising a child, and you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to make compromises. So without further ado, here are a couple of fantastic ways to raise children on a budget without making them live cheaply.

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It is possible to save money as you raise your kids? Yes, with tips like the ones below. Pexels, CC0 License.

Don’t be ashamed of buying used

One of the biggest costs when raising a child is purchasing things such as clothing and toys. Don’t be afraid of buying used or receiving hand-me-downs from other family members and friends.

Garage sales are also an excellent source of fantastic items for a low price. If you’re worried about hygiene then this might not be an option for you. However, washing them in a hot cycle with a good detergent will remove almost all of the bacteria and germs and make it clean and fresh for your child to use.

Purchase multi-purpose items

This is especially important if you have multiple children. Instead of buying two single beds, purchase a bunk bed. Instead of getting two computers, get a single one for your children to share.

Instead of buying a double stroller, invest in a sit and stand one. WiseMamma has plenty of additional advice on sit and stand strollers, and it’s the perfect example of a multi-use product that will save you a lot of money in the future, especially since it’s going to be useless once your children grow older enough.

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