Set aside money for a rainy day; save, save, save! Cut down the even the littlest of costs to reap big benefits. Homemakers share their best practices below from saving on electricity to clothes to grocery bills. Use these ideas to help you run your own household smoothly and efficiently, even on a tight budget.

(First published in Good Housekeeping Magazine as “88 Piso-Pinching Ideas” in January-February 2001; adapted for use in Female Network)

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