Kiss Traditional Money Jars Goodbye, Hello Quber!

Sponsored by Quber, all experiences and wording are my own.

Grab a toonie from the savings jar! That's how we don't save in this house, and I am sure we are not alone. The jar is there, and when the kids need a loonie for PJ day at school, or I want a coffee on my way to skating lessons, we grab the change out of the jar. So much for saving, or even having a goal associated with that jar, it's just there...

We all want to save for something, no matter how big or small, but how often do we actually set a value and timeline to that savings goal? Or how often do we grab from those savings, to use elsewhere?

What if I told you there is an app that will challenge you to be more aware of your transactions,ย  to cut back on extra spending, and automatically saves that money in a virtual money jar? It is here, and it is so much fun!

Quber is the ideal app to help you change your spending habits, set savings goals and watch them materialize through actual goal specific savings on a timeline.

Frugal Friday – Save over $700 this year with this tip!

Are you a coffee or tea drinker?

Cut back on coffee or tea...
I know it is not easy to do, but one less coffee a day would save you about $700 per year (if you buy them at a coffee shop).

Canโ€™t quit coffee all together?
Instead of spending $2 - $3 per cup at your favourite coffee shop, try brewing coffee at home. You could save yourself thousands of dollars per year.

Home brewing cuts your cost to less than $0.25 per cup in most cases.

Just one way to cut costs that really add up over the year!

Happy Friday ๐Ÿ™‚

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Frugal Friday Tip: Save Money On Laundry

Saving Money On Laundry

Laundry is something we all have to do. So let's talk about ways to reduce the costs of this mundane weekly/daily chore.ย 

I feel like we do not wear our clothing or value our clothing the same as we did when I was growing up. We wore our clothes until they were dirty. Pants at least 2 times, maybe 3, shirts were usually one time, but sweaters wore over tops of shirts would have been worn multiple times as well. As I move through the piles of laundry each week, I have been noticing the quality of clothing is lower, washing more often simply means replacing them sooner, and also wasting water, energy and time!
So here are my tips to save money on laundry...and we will leave the chat about quality vs. price to another post!
(side note: do you remember those concert T's or hoodies from university that we still have 15-20 years later....I doubt our kids will be able to wear similar clothing more than 5 years from now.)

No Bake Play Dough

No Bake Play Dough

This No Bake Play Dough is so easy and quick to make.
We just received a huge bucket of cutters and molds from my mother in law on the weekend. We picked up a few small Play Doh containsers at Walmart for $1 each and that was great. But it got me thinking about how I used to make play dough all the time for our older son.

Then yesterday at a Playgroup we attend, Natalie had made Play Dough for the kids and it made me think about making some again.

I remember trying all kinds of recipes about 10 years ago. This one is one of my favourites. ย It's simple, easy and fast!
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Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1 cup Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Cream of Tartar
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 2 Cups Boiling Water
  • Food colouring
  1. In a large glass or metal bowl, mix Dry ingredients together.
  2. Add Oil and water, stir to blend.
  3. I then divide the dough and add colouring to each amount. I divided the batch pictured into 3. You could easily do 4 colours, I was just low on colour choices ๐Ÿ™‚
  4. I use a stand mixer to do mine, it ensures even colour, but you can kneed this by hand an get great colours as well (but you may have stained hands).

Store in airtight container or zipper bag.

Enjoy!

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