Monday, 5 August 2013

How to Save for the Clothes You've Always Wanted

I've noticed that recently quite a few of the bloggers that I follow have featured guest posts on their blogs written by other bloggers. I never really thought about doing this myself until Shaye contacted me. As she shares my philosophy of budgeting and finding bargains I thought she would be the perfect person to write a post on my blog. Read and follow her money saving tips to leave more spare money to treat yourself to some fashion or beauty bargains! Over to Shaye:

With the arrival of summer comes the time for kids hanging around the house and long, hot days. It's the time when people start dreaming of shorts and summer dresses, a purchase that isn’t always feasible for many people who are working 40 or more hour weeks. The financial and time commitment of shopping can seem like too much. Luckily, there are some easy ways that you can make some extra cash and save some money around the house to be able to afford your dream clothes. These four tricks are perfect for anyone from a stay-at-home mom to someone working full-time to earn some extra spending money.

Dog Boarding
If you love dogs as much as I do, you will love the idea of taking care of someone else's pooch while they are traveling in order to make a little bit of money. Many people hate the idea of boarding their dog in a kennel and would much rather have an individual watch them. This turns into a positive situation for everyone as you get to play with a dog for a short period and the owners have the peace of mind that their dog is being cared for.

Clean Out The Garage
Summer is the perfect time to clean out the closet and garage and have a garage sale or post items on eBay to get rid of the old clothes. Your old shoes and shirts may be someone else's treasure! This not only allows you to clean old stuff out of your house but it will make you some extra money in the process. Garage sales are inherently social events, so you might even make some new friends during the day!

Skip Bottled Water
The environmental and financial cost of drinking bottled water is greater than we initially think. Most tap water is just as healthy as bottled water and if you are concerned, you can always buy a water filter from Brita. By drinking water from the tap, you will be both saving the environment and saving money!

Exercise Outside
There are countless benefits to staying healthy and fit but you don't need an expensive gym membership to do so. Exercising outside, especially when the weather is nice, is far more pleasant than spending time in a gym. Instead of going to the gym for your daily workout, walk or run outside and then buy some inexpensive weights to use at home. You’ll be able to buy those nice workout clothes this way!

Summer spending doesn't have to be just a dream. By earning a little bit of money on the side and saving money where you can, you'll be well on your way to financing a new wardrobe!

Shaye is a single mom that has a passion for family, budgeting, healthy living, fitness, and travel. She loves finding new ways to cook healthier and stay fit, all while doing it on a budget. She has a beautiful son and one eccentric dog, but wouldn’t have it any other way.. Follow her blog at!  

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