Recap of the Great Ideas shared at #MumsNight – Money Saving Ideas Here is the recap of some of the great ideas shared on #MumsNight – Money Saving Ideas Twitter Party [View the story “#MumsNight – Money Saving Ideas” on Storify] #MumsNight – Money Saving Ideas Ideas about how to save money on holidays, clothes and around the home. Storified by Transatlantic Mom · Sun, Jun 03 2012 05:40:26 UK Mums we’re only a few minutes away from #MumsNight. Put the kiddo’s to bed, pour the wine and pull up the laptop.Transatlantic Mom #MumsNight I’m here!!! Evening Ladies xRachel @rachelgully good evening and welcome to #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom This weeks #MumsNight is about mother tested Money Saving ideas – join us for the convo 8:30-9:30 PM – Money Saving MumsTransatlantic Mom RT @TransatlantiMom: This weeks #MumsNight is about mother tested Money Saving ideas – join us for the convo 8:30-9:30 PM – Money Saving MumsRachel @TransatlantiMom I could do with some more tips on being frugal! #MumsNightRachel @rachelgully yay! that’s what we’re here for tonight #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom So let’s start chatting about ways to make the budget stretch a littler further and share some frugal tips #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom @TransatlantiMom I’ll be there #MumsNightCreche On Location @CrecheOnLocatio yay! welcome to #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom @AThriftyMrsUK tonight’s #MumsNight Twitter Party is about Money Saving Ideas – you should join us now to chat #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom In tonight’s #MumsNight will start with savings on holidays, clothes, making money and money saving inspiration #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom Saving on holidays Evening all! #MumsNight Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves… apparently!Lucy Heath Ooh, joining in this week- though must be careful with my hashtags!! #MumsNightNatalie Gourley Seeing as how next wk is half-term. First topic – ideas for saving on holidays #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom Sites like http://travelzoo.com and http://kayak.com offer great deals and last minute savings #MumsNight What are your fav sites?Transatlantic Mom @TransatlantiMom I’m looking fwd to some tips, I’m not good at staying within budget =-O #mumsnightLynne Hello hello #mumsnight sorry I’m late, still working over here… trying to make money so I can try and save it @transatlantimompippa @storyofmum @_scotgal it’s definitely a challenge! #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom @TransatlantiMom Holiday in the UK- we’re off to center parcs and it works out bags cheaper!! #MumsNightNatalie Gourley @TransatlantiMom change your supermarket. Switch to Aldi for 1 month. You’ll be amazed at the quality & quantity! #MumsNightLucy Heath @capturebylucy ooh new avatar especially for #Mumsnight Lucy? #impressed #feelingdowdyincomparison @TransatlantiMompippa @storyofmum @storyofmum no worries we’re just getting started with savings on holidays, clothes, making money and money saving inspiration #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom @TransatlantiMom I know I’ve said before but Merlin Annual passes are fab if you live near Theme parks. Save a fortune #MumsNightRachel @NatGourley about what percentage cheaper than other hols? #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom RT @TransatlantiMom: Hello all and welcome to #MumsNight tonight we’ll be discussing frugal finds and fun ways to save moneypippa @storyofmum #mumsnight at the moment there is huge buzz about cheep hols to Greece, but remember cash is king, plastic isn’t being used even for hotels!Creche On Location Consider not renting a car for the whole trip, only as you need it with Zipcar or other car sharing service #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom Live like the locals, check out http://yelp.com to see what’s really worth eating/doing and what’s a tourist trap #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom While on holiday, have breakfast in your room, and go to that special restaurant for lunch not dinner #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom Save on baggage fees, pack clothes you intend to wear and donate, leave the clothes bring back souvenirs #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom What are your tips for savings on holidays? #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom #mumsnight I transfer £7 a week into my savings account. £1 per day & use for Xmas. Small amounts mean I don’t notice it as muchRachel @TransatlantiMom You have to weigh up other things though, clubcard deals are worth a lot, days out, cinema etc #MumsNightAndy Grant @TransatlantiMom Evening! Visit local parks, forests, woods or the beach, take a picnic & bag of colouring things, balls, bats #MumsNightZoe Grant @TransatlantiMom #MumsNight oo I like the lunch option tip:-)Creche On Location That’s much easier with littluns in tow too RT @TransatlantiMomOn holiday, go to that special restaurant for lunch not dinner #MumsNightpippa @storyofmum @storyofmum @TransatlantiMom I live in Gt Yarmouth and spent today doing tourist bits. You sometimes miss what’s on your doorstep #MumsNightNatalie Gourley One of my fav resources is http://www.budgettravel.com/ and also http://TripAdvisor.com #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom I always pack cup of soup for the hotel room and granola bars for on the go snacks @capturebylucy #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom @TransatlantiMom take the expensive imported items in your suitcase. I pack cereals & marmite! #MumsNightLucy Heath @capturebylucy @TransatlantiMom When we went self catering when I was younger my grandad took a ham in his case… #MumsnightNatalie Gourley @NatGourley @TransatlantiMom love this! My Mums works on BA check in at Heathrow seen some sights! Whole fish! #MumsNightLucy Heath @capturebylucy @NatGourley in the US they auction off the weird left luggage, you can buy some crazy stuff! #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom @storyofmum @NatGourley are you putting our Staycation #MumsNight tips to good use then?Transatlantic Mom @TransatlantiMom @NatGourley Yes! Cornwall coming 2 life in the sun, so fab to have free beaches & tropical parks #winternotsogod #Mumsnightpippa @storyofmum love it!! Think we should do a future #MumsNight just about Cornwall @storyofmum @NatGourleyTransatlantic Mom Saving money on cothes Up next – How do you save money on clothes? #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom @TransatlantiMom EBay – Buy & sell #MumsNightRachel I don’t buy anything fashionable and wear it all for about 20 years RT @TransatlantiMom How do you save money on clothes? #MumsNightpippa @storyofmum @TransatlantiMom #MumsNight by trying to maintain my weight. Keeping the kids cloths for the next, cloths sharing with mates.Creche On Location @TransatlantiMom Charity shops… I used to be such a snob but got a £30 dress for £2.30 last year good as new!! #MumsNightNatalie Gourley Can you believe this girl wore the same dress for a whole year? http://www.theuniformproject.com/ #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom #mumsnight buy stuff that suits your figure not what is trendy (I’m sorry NO One looks good in skinny jeans)!Creche On Location #mumsnight I tend to check out the Sale Rails in shops.Rachel RT @TransatlantiMom: How do you save money on clothes? #MumsNight <<Pass them down!! Even if got boys & girls jumpers can be passed down!Zoe Grant Could you go on a shopping diet? 6 items to wear in 31 days http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/22/fashion/22SIXERS.html?pagewanted=all #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom @TransatlantiMom I could do this as I prob only have 6 items that fit whilst trying to shift this 2nd child baby wait #MumsNightCreche On Location @TransatlantiMom I love the phrase ‘capsule wardrobe’ try & mix & match & rotate! I’m guilty of wearing something new to death! #MumsNightLucy Heath RT @CrecheOnLocatio: @TransatlantiMom #MumsNight by trying to maintain my weight. Keeping the kids cloths for the next, cloths sharing with mates.Transatlantic Mom @CrecheOnLocatio setting up a clothes swapping circle is great! #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom @TransatlantiMom We’ve had Boden stuff for the kids off ebay, and sold it when outr grown for more than we paid originally #MumsNightAndy Grant @dadcooking2nite good plan! #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom @TransatlantiMom you should check out @missielizzieb #magpiemonday #MumsNight charity shop queen!Lucy Heath RT @TransatlantiMom: Up next – How do you save money on clothes? #MumsNight <<also shop in the sales or when discounts on your fav brands!Zoe Grant @becksie1977 @TransatlantiMom So no doubt you manage to stay fashionable becksie, whereas I stay middle-aged b4 my time… #Mumsnightpippa @storyofmum What’s your trick to keeping clothes longer? #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom @TransatlantiMom Wash things in cooler water – don’t use heat unless needed! #MumsNightErin Lee @CrecheOnLocatio my rule is only buy it if it looks better on me than what I wore in to the shop #MumsNight has saved me moneyTransatlantic Mom @TransatlantiMom I like that one too:-) #MumsNightCreche On Location Did you know that to keep your dark blue-jeans dark you can redye them in the washer? #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom Some tips: wash in cold water, wash inside out, zip before washing, obey colours #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom @TransatlantiMom I’ve just used some of the DYLON black colour renovator on black jeans – worked a treat #spon #mumsnightLiz Burton RT @capturebylucy: @TransatlantiMom you should check out @missielizzieb #magpiemonday #MumsNight charity shop queen!Transatlantic Mom @TransatlantiMom Bought a Karen Millen lacy top for 99p on EBay..seen me through two weddings and several nights out #MumsNightRebecca Waters @becksie1977 bravo you! good buy. you must feel extra fab wearing it knowing what a steal it was #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom @storyofmum @TransatlantiMom ha I wouldn’t say that..t shirt and jeans EVERY DAY means I am definitely not ‘on trend’ #MumsNightRebecca Waters @becksie1977 @TransatlantiMom is that not fashionable then…? #havenoclue #MumsNightpippa @storyofmum @TransatlantiMom thank you! It makes you feel fabulous however tired you are wearing quality clothing..thank goodness for EBay! #MumsNightRebecca Waters @storyofmum @TransatlantiMom not the second hand and 10 year old tshirts I have but am happy to make do #MumsNightRebecca Waters @TransatlantiMom i do alot of money saving posts on my blog for making the home lovely on a budget #mumsnightCatherine Towlson Is it really sad that I’m looking at local ebay sales in the area we’re going on hols to. Thought I could collect while there! #mumsnightLiz Burton @missielizzieb where you going? #mumsnightKate C @missielizzieb with the cost of fuel that’s one of the smartest ideas of the evening! #MumsNightCreche On Location @CrecheOnLocatio Why thank you! *takes a bow* #MumsNight Wouldn’t be the first time we’ve driven home with furniture sticking out windows!Liz Burton @missielizzieb not at all! I have asked family all around the country favours to pick up bits for me! #MumsNightLucy Heath @theroomset It’s got to be done! #mumsnightLiz Burton @capturebylucy Haha brilliant *must get family to move further afield* #mumsnightLiz Burton @MumsNight @kateab *must get family to move abroad* #mumsnightLiz Burton @MumsNight @kateab I don’t mean my immediate family – just extended people who could stash booty for me LOL #mumsnightLiz Burton @missielizzieb that sounds like every IKEA shop #MumsNightCreche On Location @CrecheOnLocatio Haha I LOVE watching people in the IKEA car park trying to defy the laws of physics! #mumsnightLiz Burton Tips for buying & Selling on Ebay @TransatlantiMom my Boden velvet jacket for £9 on ebay!! But shhh it’s a secret!! #MumsNightZoe Grant Have you ever sold some clothes on Ebay? What are your top tips? #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom @TransatlantiMom Sold a fair few clothes on eBay. Maternity & kids clothes sell well #MumsNightRachel @TransatlantiMom as many photos as possible. Detail of the labels and washing instructions. You can never say too much! #MumsNightLucy Heath @TransatlantiMom Always sell the weekend of the last Friday in the month, payday for a lot of people, lots more bids #MumsNightAndy Grant @TransatlantiMom Thursday & Sunday nights are best for auctions to finish! #MumsNightRachel @storyofmum @TransatlantiMom EBay!! For me, for hubby, for son! Am not ashamed to say so either #MumsNightRebecca Waters @christinemosler take a look over some of the ebaying tips shared in this #MumsNight thread I think there are some gems thereTransatlantic Mom Saving on Groceries & around the house Looking for ways to save money around the house – stay tuned for top tips #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom Love foaming hand soaps but not the price, try this DIY option http://bit.ly/JIVzEW #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom Sorry I got home at 9pm and had to eat! #MumsNight don’t buy "disposable" cleaning wipes, waste of money. Use a cloth, wash it oftenTatmummy_Extra @TatMummy_Extra you can even make your own reusable baby but wipes instead of disposable too #MumsNightMumsNight Dare I suggest, breastfeed rather than formula #MumsNight no bottles to buy, nothing to sterilise. Saved me a fortune ;)Tatmummy_Extra @TatMummy_Extra agreed, I’m currently breast feeding & on top of the cost savings night feeds are so easy (lil one in our room). #MumsNightCreche On Location @Flower_mammy @TatMummy_Extra It’s a shock when you have to change systems… and spend on formula #MumsNightpippa @storyofmum @TatMummy_Extra i couldn’t agree more! also @ecloths are great for saving on washing up liquid etc #MumsNightMs Goriami #mumsnight Down brand on food items where possible. Buy fruit & veg from local grocer as u get more for your money (& tastes fresher)Rachel @rachelgully how much money is saved by getting fruit from grocer – i’ve always wondered. #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom #mumsnight Only buy what you need to avoid wastage & overspending. Meal planning is good.Rachel @TransatlantiMom I can save a fair bit as my kids eat a lot of fruit. I’ll have to work out the savings properly #MumsNightRachel #MumsNight and although I didn’t, it sounds like baby-led-weaning would save money on baby foods too!Tatmummy_Extra It does! Tho sadly has opposite effect on mess RT @TatMummy_Extrasounds like baby-led-weaning wd save money on baby foods too! #MumsNightpippa @storyofmum @storyofmum @TatMummy_Extra you could always switch to mouth feeding like Alicia S – your mouth to baby’s like a bird #nomess #MumsNightMumsNight @MumsNight @TatMummy_Extra ah if only I’d thought of that earlier… She’s on pasties now #MumsNightpippa @storyofmum @capturebylucy you don’t even have to go to the store to see the savings. #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom @capturebylucy Compare your shopping basket price from Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda before you shop on http://mysupermarket.com #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom @TransatlantiMom I would but since I switched to Aldi anywhere else feels so expensive! #MumsNightLucy Heath @TransatlantiMom am I late?, just popping in to say"never shop for food when hungry" #MumsNightTatmummy_Extra Cut phone bills, Skype for long distance or international calls, and GiffGaff for mobile #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom #mumsnight don’t need to at the moment but when the cold comes back, put your heating on for an hour before you get up & only run for 2hoursCreche On Location Save some pounds by making your own Laundry soap http://bit.ly/K7h56l #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom How do you save money around the house? Where do you wish you saved more? #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom You can make your own ice lollies or yogurt tubes with a vacuum sealer http://bit.ly/LxeQHK #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom #mumsnight some lux things don’t cost more, really read the price:-)Creche On Location Use a refillable water bottle instead of purchasing disposable bottls #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom @TransatlantiMom i use a fab thing called a bobble that filters tap water #mumsnightCatherine Towlson Always check for a coupon before shopping online, like http://retailmenot.com #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom #mumsnight don’t bulk buy unless you are definitely going to use it all. Even if it’s on sale.Creche On Location The 10 second rule doesn’t just apply to food – ask yourself if you really need to purchase an item #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom @theroomset no worries – we’ll share a recap of anything you’ve missed on the http://transatlanticmom.com blog #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom Sign up for newsletters, Facebook Pages and twitter feeds from your supermarket #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom @TransatlantiMom I save money by meal planning, I’d like to save money by making money…I’m useless at ebaying! #MumsNightchris mosler Compare your shopping basket price from Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda before you shop on http://mysupermarket.com #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom Free apps such Red Laser and Vouchercloud help you check prices on the go #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom Always use your Nectar card or Clubcard wherever possible #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom @TransatlantiMom Don’t forget the Boots card if you can, best points per pound #MumsNightAndy Grant #mumsnight I use Costco to bulk buy laundry items. Need to be a member tho.Rachel @TatMummy_Extra @TransatlantiMom I’ve bought so much food when doing this and most of it gets thrown out #MumsNightNatalie Gourley @TransatlantiMom the clubcard points seem to be worth more changed into rewards such as days out #mumsnightCatherine Towlson @theroomset @transatlantimom I save up & use them when they do their double up in summer & Xmas #MumsNightRachel Got a hob-top coffeemaker makes a passable latte/cappuccino (or did til it broke), plus flask, saved lots on fancy coffee treats #MumsNightpippa @storyofmum @Ellen27 was surprised to find i was paying double for my tinned tomatoes. that site has saved me a bundle! #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom #mumsnight factor in fuel & other travel cost, searching for a cheaper then your local supermarket. Can be £5 cheaper & cost £9 to get thereCreche On Location @TransatlantiMom I shop at Costco for imperishable stuff: laundry liquid, toothpaste, cheap water, soap, toilet rolls. #MumsNightL.A. @TransatlantiMom groupon is meant to be great #MumsNightLucy Heath @capturebylucy i like it but feel guilty for vendor , doesn’t generally work out in their favor and some biz’ have gone bust #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom @TransatlantiMom Use the landline. Our phone package has free evening & weekend calls but I always reach for the mobile #MumsNightLucy Heath @transatlantimom Don’t forget if you have shopping delivered, Tesco have price match on subs, good when the offers have run out #MumsNightAndy Grant @NatGourley @TatMummy_Extra turn aging fruits into freezer jam, and aging tomatoes into salsa. use it up #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom @lesleyannp1 I used to in the US, but in UK have no storage for large bulk items. Have converted wine rack to tin veg storage #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom @TransatlantiMom interesting. I haven’t used it myself but my brother would always check before buying online will pass that on #MumsNightLucy Heath @dadcooking2nite Have had Tesco, Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and Asda deliver. Asda nicest delivery guys so far #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom @TransatlantiMom Sainsbury’s & Tesco for me, all the drivers seemed pretty nice, Sainsbury’s substitutions just drove me mad #MumsNightAndy Grant @TransatlantiMom Did try to get Ocado once, to use a voucher, needed to book about 3 weeks in advance #outinthesticks #mumsnightAndy Grant #mumsnight the Tesco click & collect might be worth a try.Creche On Location @TransatlantiMom use oven to make two meals then freeze other #mumsnightMaria Dixon @TransatlantiMom put meat straight in freezer when unpacking shopping avoids throwing away food that gets buried in the fridge #MumsNightLucy Heath #mumsnight buy games and films for school holidays from second hand shops @TransatlantiMomMaria Dixon #mumsnight I shop at approvedfoods which sells close to or just past best before date. Got £153 worth of shopping for £50 tonight delivered!Vicky Winstanley Lots of you mentioning Tesco rewards – check out my guide to ‘finding lost points’ http://missielizzie-meandmyshadow.blogspot.co.uk/2011/02/re-claim-your-lost-clubcard-vouchers.html Let me know how you do! #mumsnightLiz Burton @Ellen27 I find grocery store psychology fascinating, the right music, the right temperature, items on certain shelves/aisles.. #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom #mumsnight my money saving tip is ‘save your baby’s cloth bibs and use them wet for cleaning up after toddler meals.’Megan Sayers Get inspired to save money What’s your favorite blog or site for money saving ideas? #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom I’m always inspired by Pinterest #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom http://MoneySavingExpert.com http://miss-thrifty.co.uk and the new http://MoneySavingMums.info are worth reading #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom @Emwings @TransatlantiMom use @NetMums nearly new pages. All local to your specific area & anything & everything for sale! #MumsNightLucy Heath Share your ideas with others, start your own pinterest board – or submit ideas/posts to http://MoneySavingMums.info #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom @TransatlantiMom Love Pinterest- I’ve used so many craft and DIY ideas from that site for the new house #MumsNightNatalie Gourley @TransatlantiMom LOVE Pinterest – if only there were more hours in the day! #mumsnightLiz Burton @lesleyannp1 I like it but like you said it can be overwhelming. the site redesign has helped a bit. #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom Making extra money In addition to your regular job, and or saving money there are ways to make more money #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom As mentioned you can sell items you no longer need on http://Ebay.co.uk and crafty items on http://Etsy.com #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom Have your opinion and make money from it by filling out online surveys #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom Here are several ideas via #MoneySavingExpert on how to boost your income http://bit.ly/JIWwgJ #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom What are your top tips for extra pin money? #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom @TransatlantiMom my hobby turned into a pocket money business. Family photography sessions in your home. Use the skills you have! #MumsNightLucy Heath what skills or hobbies could make YOU money? great idea via @capturebylucy – use the skills you have for extra pin money. #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom @TransatlantiMom I bake & decorate cakes for birthdays and events- started it for family and word spread. Use your talents! #MumsNightNatalie Gourley #mumsnight I run a company, I don’t want anything else that takes time away from my family so I invest :-)Creche On Location Love for #MumsNight @TransatlantiMom is forgotten about #mumsnight again cos I’m working but just dipped in. You all have such great tips -I always come away :)Sonikmummy @sonikmummy thank you I really appreciate that! #MumsNightTransatlantic Mom Wishing all mummies a marvellous Monday at #mumsnight check it out ladies @TransatlantiMomJohn Sherry @MumsNight will do! Another fab #MumsNight now I am off to bed! #creamcrackeredLucy Heath Thanks for another great #mumsnight @TransatlantiMomRachel All mums (and dads) join in #mumsnight every Monday night via @TransatlantiMom fab tips on EVERYTHINGSonikmummy Thanks @Transatlantimom, always love #mumsnight ;)pippa @storyofmum @CrecheOnLocatio thanks it’s my pleasure! I always learn so much from everyone. #MumsNightMumsNight @Cot2tot50 @rachelgully @transatlantimom I had fun ;0) and learned some new money saving ideas. Also got tips on how to Ebay #MumsNightMumsNight @transatlantimom Thank you for the #MumsNight mention!Miss Thrifty Thanks @chelseaart for favourite tweet and @TransatlantiMom for retweets and #mumsnight and @capturebylucy for a mentionMaria Dixon Tags: money saving, mumsnight 5 years ago 0 Comments Short URL Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment.