I always look for ways to challenge our spending. This includes the everyday expenses we incur, but also our general living expenses. There are so many ways to save money at home. It seems like there is always something to try that makes a small immediate impact which equates to a larger savings over time.
Here are a few ways to cut your living expenses and save more!
However, Have you considered recycling household cleaning equipment? Items like traditional brooms and mops are:
When our old dryer died, we took it to a recycling facility and earned a few bucks in the parts and metal. We couldn’t reuse it but we could recycle it instead of just throwing it in the trash.
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I always say that 25 cents can turn into $6,500. It happened for us. While the coupons have decreased, along with the diminishment of the generous doubling coupon policies in my area, you can still save on everyday items.
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We all need electric to operate our households. It’s one of those expenses that you just can’t avoid. Have you considered switching to energy-saving bulbs, or even turning unplugging all of your devices when they aren’t being used? Here are some interesting facts:
Electronic equipment, like computers, use electricity even when switched off. To really save money, unplug them when you’re not actively using them.
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I’m as guilty as anyone with this one, but I’m truly working to be better. We waste a lot in our household from food to water to general purchases that we end up sending off to goodwill.
Consider purchasing, and using, the items that you truly need. Repurpose your leftovers. Hand down clothes to other siblings. Sell things on eBay. Don’t waste anything if you can help it.
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I’ve become a hermit. I suppose working from home attributes to that in some way. I like to group all of my trips together so I only have to leave the house at once. But, by doing this, I’m also saving on gas and wear/tear on our car.
I also try to carpool when our boys have activities going on with friends. We’ll drop off, the other parent(s) will pick up. Carpooling is a great way to save your time and money on gas.
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These tips are truly scratching the surface for how you can eliminate some of your living expenses. Take a look around your home to see what you are spending money on. Go room to room and make a list of absolutely everything you purchased in the last month alone. That will help you get a good start to see how else you can eliminate some of those expenses.
How else have you substantially reduced your living expenses?
Please comment and inspire others!
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