12 ways to save money around your home
19 Feb, 2018
It is rightly said – “Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves.”
There is an old saying “charity begins at home”, but your savings should as well. Most of us would have felt at some point in life that there is not enough to save.
However, the truth is that there are many ways to save money around your house, but it can be overwhelming to think and work out ways to start.
So, here we have compiled 12 simple ways to save money around your home.
- Prepare a shopping list – Most of the times we end up buying stuff which we don’t need at least not for the moment. So, the best way is to make a list of things you actually need and go to the grocery store once a week instead of buying little bit each day.
- Improve efficiency – Make it a habit of unplugging electronic appliances when not in use and save on energy bills.
- Install a water meter – According to the Consumer Council for Water, a single person can save up to £100 in a year with a water meter installed in your house.
- Do not delay small repairs – When you notice something is wearing out or beginning to break, get them repaired immediately as you don’t know if a small leak in the bathroom can turn out to be a major problem.
- Sell your clutter – Just open your cupboard and look what you haven’t used or don’t need. Why not give it to someone who needs it? There are online platforms where you can sell these items and earn some cash.
- Pay your bills on online – This will not only save you a cheque and the late fees but a stamp too!
- Consider second hand goods – You can look at second-hand purchase options where just a coat of fresh paint or couple of nails to strengthen an old item will cost you less than its brand-new version.
- DIY within your limit – There is a plenty of information available online and you can do some small repairs on your own and save on labour costs.
- Use rechargeable batteries – A simple yet useful item and trust me you will end up saving in the long run.
- Clean/Change filters – Whether HVAC or dishwasher filter, make sure you clean them regularly so that the appliances run more efficiently and economically.
- Use solar lights – This is a great option in place of expensive professionally wired options for your garden or front walk.
- Make a budget – Keep a budget for all household expenses so that you know where to control.
Hope you find these tips useful!