Dr. Hemapriya Natesan from My Little Moppet – Facebook Page
In most Indian households, women manage daily household finances like food, clothes, stationery etc. – basically the most essential things for living! We’re also traditionally known to be experts at being able to stretch a rupee as far as it can go, and with a few tweaks here and there, it’s still possible today. Here are some tips to save on shopping:
- Go online. Nearly everything is cheaper online, especially diapers, baby products and clothes. If you keep a close watch on sales and discount periods, you can get some excellent deals, especially on bigger budget items like high chairs or car seats.
- Buy in bulk. Obviously this doesn’t apply to perishables like milk, but for many other essentials, buying in bulk can help you save. Grains, pulses and even washing powder are cheaper when you buy larger quantities and bring down your overall monthly food budget.
- Make a list. It’s very easy to go overboard when buying, especially when you see those cute baby frocks on sale! However, young children outgrow their clothes very fast, so buying lots of expensive clothes is a huge waste of money. Make a list of the essentials and buy a few good quality pieces of those, and repeat the process when you have to buy the next size.