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ayaNmisha

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Re: cost-cutting measures
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2009, 07:30:37 pm »

Ano ba advisable frequency ng paggrocery para makatipid? Weekly? Monthly? every other 2 weeks (every sweldo grocery na yung pang 2 weeks?) Thanks! :)

twice a month sis ang advisable kasi pag monthly ang dami naman nun, mahirap din pag madaming stock we tend to use them kahit di pa time nauubos agad stock so bibili ka ulit. Unlike pag twice a month sakto lang yung inventories nyo sa bahay nun. Ako pag nagka sweldo na, budget agad grocery..since twice a month sweldo kaya ganun din grocery. Going to the wet market is a different story naman, ako gawa ko dito weekly.
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Re: cost-cutting measures
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2009, 10:20:54 pm »

sa wet market magbili vegetables (but meat, sa grocery, takot kz si hubby sa mga double dead,hehe)

for meats being bought sa wet market, kapag may suki na kayo hindi na kayo matatakot sa double dead na meats. my mom has a suki when it comes to meats, chicken, fish/seafood, and vegetables kaya pinakilala na niya ako sa kanila :D

yes, it would be best if you have suki in the wet market.  we only patronize one vendor for each.  that way, hindi sila manloloko sa inyo.


Ano ba advisable frequency ng paggrocery para makatipid? Weekly? Monthly? every other 2 weeks (every sweldo grocery na yung pang 2 weeks?) Thanks! :)

we do it monthly, sis.  that way we can save gasoline, time and energy in going to the grocery. 
that's why we prepare a grocery list, sis, and we strictly stick to it.  i know how much we can consume in a month.  just a little adjustments on the first 2-3 months, but when you have established your household consumption, it's so easy to budget your grocery

sa tubig:
- we use tubig ulan for cleaning the outdoor like the terrace. Saka pandilig sa plants, panligo ng mga dogs.

sa electricity:
- yung water dispenser namin naka-unplug na kasi ang lakas sa kuryente..so we fill our glass pitchers then sa ref lahat, glass pitcher para madaling lumamig kaagad.

we only clean our terrace and garage every 3 months.  we do it on a saturday because we re-use the water from washing clothes.
we did not buy electric water dispenser.  we just use the ref for storing cold water.  we only boil water for the thermos once a day.
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Re: cost-cutting measures
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2009, 02:49:08 pm »

Ano ba advisable frequency ng paggrocery para makatipid? Weekly? Monthly? every other 2 weeks (every sweldo grocery na yung pang 2 weeks?) Thanks! :)

we do it twice a month. one with toiletries then the second without, since toiletries last for a month na. mas madali rin kase sakin tantyahin ang ulam for 14 days. ayaw din kase ni hubby na matagal naka-frozen ang meats. feeling ko din tumatabang ang isda pag matagal sa ref.
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Re: cost-cutting measures
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2010, 04:47:43 pm »

I almost have the same practices with that of Mommy Mariann regarding budget-saving/cost-cutting measures:

1.  I have a list of household items on which i base what we will be needing to buy for the next 15 days, since we receive our salary bi-monthly. Our list includes items for food, health care (which covers our medicines for simple headache, stomachache, etc), personal hygiene and toiletries, and cleaning and laundry.

2.  i only iron hubby's uniform, my blouses are the wash and wear type so it really saves electricity. i do this every Sunday.

3.  we do (our yaya) the laundry once a week, every Saturday morning. she uses washing machine. only geno's clothes are handwashed.

4.  i also reuse the hot water used for sterilizing feeding bottles for bath.

5. i also plan for our menu covering the next 15 days.  in this way, i can just refer to the menu and i base therefrom what to buy at the wet market. i do the marketing weekly every Saturday.  that includes the meat, fish, poultry, eggs, that i will be needing for the menu for the week.

6.  the amount of the dish i cook everyday already includes the portion for our packed lunch which we bring to office/work.
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Re: cost-cutting measures
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2010, 05:23:29 pm »

- may grocery list din ako para wala ko nakakalimutan. before every week ang grocery namin kasi dun din kami namimili ng menu pero nung nakalipat na kami, once a month na lang kami mag grocery and every week sa wet market, may menu list din ako, so kung ano lang lulutuin ko for the week, yun lang ang bibilhin, para walang nabubulok na veggies and fruits. napansin ko na mas nakasave kami sa grocery nung monthly na bili, tipid na sa pagkain sa labas and sa gas.

- bumili ko ng powersaver para tipid sa kuryente so kahit may a/c di ganun kalaki ang kuryente. bumili kami ng gas range para di na electric oven gamit ko pag nagbake. pag di naman ganun kainit, air cooler at elec. fan na sabay na lang gamit namin kesa mag a/c. defrost ng fridge every week.

-nagpapaplantsa ko every other week, so tipid kami, kasi 4-5hrs lang tapos niya yung 2wks na damit namin, kasama pa bedsheets and minsan curtains.

-pag long weekend lagi kami namamasyal, ngayon nakasked na lang para tipid.

-when i use my CC, i see to it na kaya ko siya bayaran, kasi ayaw ko ng interest. nagpapawaived ako ng annual fee kung pd naman.

-i took advantage yung mga promo, suki card at mga discount.
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Re: cost-cutting measures
« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2010, 09:15:40 pm »

Thanks for the Tips!

I really need to save up.  Sobrang gastos namin.  :o
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Re: cost-cutting measures
« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2010, 10:33:14 pm »

powersaver din kami for motored appliances.
reuse water pagnaliligo para pambuhos sa bowl.
i dont buy branded and costly clothes as much as possible.
i only use 1 CC to earn more points and i choose the one who doesnt bill me for the annual fee.
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Re: cost-cutting measures
« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2010, 07:31:41 am »

Share ko naman yung tipid tips ko mga sis.

1. Do Not Go to the Grocery feeling Hungry - Super reliable to sis, although meron akong grocery list, may mga times kasi na pag gutom ako parang ang sarap ng mga pagkain, so nababago ko tapos ang iniisip ko is para kay hubby or baby pero ako talaga yung may gusto.

2. Ionizer / Cooler - Imbes na mag-aircon sa maghapon, air cooler ang ginagamit namen para mas tipid sa kuryente. Sobra init kahit electric fan di kinakaya.

3. One-A-Month Pasyal - Hindi kami weekly mag-mall. Magastos kasi tska pag naka-schedule, napaghahandaan. Also, tipid din sa gas.

4. Beer Night at Home - Sa house na lang kami umiinom ni hubby, xiempre pag tulog na si baby. Mas mura kasi kesa sa labas. Plus mas nakakapag-usap kami.

5. Fabric Conditioner for Baby's Clothes Only - Kami ni hubby di naman maselan kung may fabcon or wala. basta yung kay baby meron para masarap suotin tska mas maliliit naman yung damit niya.

6. We don't use water dispenser na. Malakas talaga kasi mag-consume ng electricity.

7. Car Pool - Instead of bringing sariling sasakyan, si hubby nakikisabay sa officemates and ako nakikisabay sa MIL ko.

8. Wishlists - Kapag birthday, sinasabi talaga namen na mas maganda kung gatas na lang and gamit ni baby ang ibibigay. Andame na kasi maciado toys.
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Re: cost-cutting measures
« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2010, 07:42:26 am »

yung mga pinaglabhan ba na water pwede ipang dilig ng plants?
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« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2010, 09:56:21 am »

Thanks for your inputs sisses :)

-Twice a week na lang din kami mag grocery and we see to it na busog kami before mag-grocery, that way hindi namin mabili yung mga unnecessary and sobrang snacks.

-naka-off na rin yung flush sa toilet bowl, we are into buhos system na lang kase mas tipid talaga sa tubig.

-Instead na magFX ako, jeep na lang. Aroun P30 din ang nasesave ko sa fare. Minsan na lang mag taxi pag talagang late na.

-Very seldom na rin ang malling. And di na din bumibili ng mga luho like shoes :P unless kelangan na talagang bumili.
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Re: cost-cutting measures - Gamit ng Pinaglabahan na Water
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2010, 11:48:25 am »

First rinse water (when you rinse first time your soapy laundry) can be used for "wetting" all the leaves of your plants, and for watering the plants.  That drives away the aphids and other insects that inhabit and eat up your plants' leaves.  The slightly soapy water has some soap ingredients that can function as fertilizer for your plants too.

Second-rise water can be re-used for the next batch of laundry that you need to soap. Do take note that if that second-rinse water has fabric softener, your laundry soap might not be as effective in cleaning your clothes.

Third-rinse water - if you rinse your laundry three times, is clean enough to be used for first rinses.
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Re: cost-cutting measures
« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2010, 03:47:59 pm »

-since kaming dalawa lang lagi ni baby sa bahay kasi si hubby nasa work, i just buy rice and lutong ulam na ang instead of cooking and using the rice cooker.. in that way, nakatipid ako sa gas, electricity and money.. mas mahal kasi pag magluluto pa kahit pang buong maghapon na ulam na yun e si hubby di na kumakain sa gabi ng rice, if ever na nag-ri-rice cooker ako hanggang gabi na yung sinasaing ko, malakas kasi talaga sa kuryente yung rice cooker, and i succeeded! two months ng maaba yung meralco bill namin.
 
-pag naglalaba naman ako yung pinagkusutan pinanglilinis ko ng CR then yung pinagbanlawan tinatabi ko pang flush ng bowl and pangtanggal dun sa sabon na pinanlinis ko sa CR. yung mga damit din namin di ko pinipiga ng madiin para di gaanong malukot para pag namalantsa ako yung mga di gaanong lukot di na paplantsahin.
 
-speaking of ironing.. yung mga damit ni hubby mostly hindi lukutin and fitted sa kanya so di ko na pinaplantsa yung mga ganung damit lalo na pag black, then i do my ironing pag early morning or madaling araw, yung walang masyadong naka-on na appliances and hindi pa peak hours ng paggamit ng kuryente. and maramihan na para isahang plantsahan na lang.
 
-groceries: i do my list para di ako dampot ng dampot ng mga di naman talaga kailangan. nag-go-grocery ako kung saan mas mura na malapit lang sa amin, usually sa SM hypermarket and dun sa supplier ng mga sari-sari stores ako bumibili ng mga kailangan namin, kung saan mas mababa ang price dun ako..
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Re: cost-cutting measures
« Reply #27 on: March 25, 2010, 11:55:56 am »

ang hirap talaga ng buhay...kelangan todo tipid.
dagdag lang ..

1. always turn off unused lights
2.use LED light kung kelangan paumagahan
3.unplug appliances not in use
4.minimize malling para iwas gastos
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Re: cost-cutting measures
« Reply #28 on: March 25, 2010, 12:39:17 pm »

Thanks for sharing these.Mas natuto akong mag-save  :)
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Re: cost-cutting measures
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2011, 11:36:34 am »

1. Grocery list. Mas matipid kapag alam mo na yung bibilhin mo kesa dun mo pa iisipin. Kase ang nangyayare, napapabili ka ng hindi naman talaga kailangan or akala mo wala ka sa bahay, meron pa pala.

2. Twice a month mag grocery. Siguro 5 months ko na ginagawa to, na kapag mageend na ang month tsaka ako maggrocery. Dito, i will buy milk, water ni baby, diaper, shampoo and iba pang gamit ni baby na good for ONE month. this way, malaki natitipid ko kase hindi ako pabalik-balik sa pagbili, tipid sa gas, pamasahe, sa pagkain at pagod.  ;) Yung pangalawang paggrocery naman, usually mga pagkain nalang to. yung mga hindi pwede istock ng matagal.

3. Save electricity Unplug the appliances we're not using, turn off the lights, sleep my computer when im not using it, mag handwash kung di naman mahirap labahan. hehe

Wag tipidin ang food, ang health, ang bata. Mahirap ng magkasakit! Hindi talaga ko magastos kaya wala na din ako masyadong kailangan tipidin. hehe!
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