An easy way to cut bills, I’ll pay that

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS - JOE A TTANASIO

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.”

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