How to be an Artist Without Actually Starving
Saving money on clothesYou can actually save alot of money on clothes, but you do have to cut down on buying them a bit to actually start saving on them.
- Buy at the thrift store, plato's closet, clothes mentor, etc. We have a few really great thrift stores in MN that are aimed specifically towards teens and young adults.
- Use discount codes and coupons. You can get coupon codes for online shopping from retailmenot.com for almost any store that sells online.
- Try to shop during sales or for off season items. You'll save more on jeans and hoodies during summer and more on swimsuits in december.
Yes, you can eat well on a budget. And you can even splurge on a few nights eating out too.
Saving money on food
- When you're grocery shopping always use coupons! I'm not saying you have to spend hours cutting them, but at least pick up the store coupons on your way through the entrance.
- If your grocery store has a discount card, get one, they're usually free.
- Frozen and canned fruits/veggies are almost always as good nutritionally as fresh, as long as you use them on time. The canned and frozen are also cheaper!
- If you're eating out look for coupons online again. You can also sign up for groupon and get deals that way.
This is where I've cut back the most. I've learned to love doing smaller things, instead of huge expensive events.
Saving money on entertainment
- Instead of going out to the movie theater invite friends over. Make popcorn and snacks and watch netflix or grab a redbox.
- Go bowling on a weekday like wednesday or thursday, it's cheaper. Some places even have a free bowling night, just pay for shoes!
- Have a card or game night. Invite friends over for a scrabble marathon!
Thanks for guest posting on Lazy Explorers, Devin! I love all of your ideas! Be sure to check out Devin's blog, her posts are filled with awesome advice!