An easy way to cut bills, I’ll pay that
FOR Helen DreyfusSchmidt and her family, bills are gradually becoming more of a problem as her one-year-old twins Sophie and Max get older.
“I do think we pay too much on bills, electricity is really expensive and having two kids our food bill is really high,” she said. “This is just the beginning as well, the kids’ clothes are expensive, having twins you have to pay for a lot of nappies.
“The bills have gone up in the past year, obviously mostly because of the children but the gas bill is getting higher as well.”
Ms Dreyfus-Schmidt and her family recently moved to Queens Park in Sydney’s east, which has also had a big impact on their monthly bills.
“We’ve just moved into a bigger place so all of the prices are going up,” she said. “If someone were to suggest some easier ways to help us save I’d definitely consider those options. Recently, I haven’t really had time, but I think I would now that I’ve come out the dark zone with the children, with them not being as young, yeah I would like to have more options.”
To save money Ms Dreyfus-Schmidt said her family have been opshopping online and purchasing pre-loved toys.
“Things I can recommend to other families to save a bit of money would be second-hand shopping, what we’ve been doing lately is buying things second-hand,” she said.
“Anything for the kids like toys and clothes, it’s all recycled. It’s really good because they then grow out of it and then the stuff goes on to another family, it’s more sustainable.”