When Cliff and I married it was a time of financial abundance. We had 2 salaries and no small children. Now we have 2 small children and 1 salary as we made the decision that it would benefit the children most if I am at home with them. The abundance of joy in sharing precious time with our children far outweighs the financial deficit. There are many little ways to save money such as thinking before getting into the car and driving on unnecessary trips, buying several of a product when they are on special and going without DSTV (Which I think is only worth it for the sport). A few months ago on radio 702 a caller explained how very simply to make your own laundry detergent which is very pricey. All you do it grate laundry soap and soak it in water for a day or 2, then decant into a bottle. For 1.5 litres I use 1/2 a block of laundry soap. The first time I made it I used a full block of laundry soap but it was too much and the ‘liquid’ was very thick, it has the texture of snot when too thick (sorry I just can’t think of a pretty way to describe it better).
I have been making my own laundry detergent this way for several months now and it is no less effective than store bought liquid laundry detergent, already I have saved hundreds of rands.