Five Ways To Save Money As Homeschoolers


I remember when we first started considering homeschooling how in the world I would make it work for our budget. I have been a stay at home mom now for almost 7 Years so we are a one income family and a budget is very important to our family. What I learned is some very thrifty tips that I hope can help you out as well. 

1. Samples! Most curriculums offer samples of their lessons and plans. Really really look over it, not just skim and make sure it looks like a good fit for your family before investing in it. I know I have tried samples that at in the end of they day I am glad that we didn’t use for our family because my kiddos would have hated them and then I would have been sad because I lost the money. 

2. Look into free curriculums: There are several curriculums that are free to use. Just because they are free does not mean that they aren’t up to standards because they are. I know many people who use free curriculums guide and just add in as they see fit.

3. Look for used. I can’t tell you how many things I have purchased used. Books, curriculum packs, teacher guides.... you name it. Buying used is a great way to save a little extra cash and still get what you want. Almost all curriculums have a buy and sale Facebook group. 

4. The Library: I honestly don’t know where I would be if it wasn’t for our local library. There is no sense in buying tons of books that you will read one time and never touch again. The library is a great source to get the books for free.

5. PDFs: If you have multiple children or just a great printer PDFs are totally worth the money. You can keep them forever, reprint as needed and best of all most PDFs are super budget friendly compared to buying them all outright in print form. Plus you don’t have to wait for it to be shipped!!

What are some of your favorite budget friendly recommendations when it comes to homeschoooling? Share below. 

Until next time 💕