Surviving In A Big Family

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Surviving In A Big Family

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Food is quite expensive for a large family, and shopping has to be done just about every week. For a family of 10 in the same household at one time, it costs about $350-$400 a week on food alone. But there are many other ways a big family can be cheap.

Large families can be expensive in many ways, but in some ways, it can be cheap.” For instance, food is more on the expensive side, but the younger children can just get hand-me-downs or share clothes, “you just have to find space to do your own thing”

— Morgan Murray

Clothes, for example, are cheap especially when kids are close in age. Instead of going clothes shopping all of the time, children can have hand me downs. The older kids are the ones who usually go clothes shopping and by the time they grow out of their old clothes, they pass them down to the younger ones.

Laundry is always waiting to be done in a large family. For example, many big families do about three baskets of laundry a day. If someone needs a clothing item for the next day, it will already be done. The detergent can get bought in bulk which brings down the price.

There are many different ways that a large family can be quite expensive, but in other ways some people may not think about, money does get saved.