Simple Everyday Saving Tips in the Home
You wouldn’t think it, but you can save money in your home everyday. While it is always a good idea to seek assistance from a financial planner, such as Debt Rescue, if you are struggling with your home finances, there are things you can do every day to save money and avoid outrageous bills.
Whenever you leave a room, ensure that you turn off the lights and fans. It may not seem like a lot but by switching off lights and fans when you don’t need them, you can save a staggering amount of money. This applies to other electronic devices too, such as televisions, computers and sound systems. If you aren’t using it, don’t leave it on. As an added benefit of switching off these devices, you will reduce your carbon footprint and make a positive contribution to the environment.
Avoid Air Conditioning and Heating
If it’s hot we want air-conditioning and if it’s cool we want heating. Although electronic heating and cooling in the home is necessary in weather extremes, try not to use them excessively. If you are slightly cool in your house, ensure all of your windows and doors are shut and to use thick curtains. You can also try using blankets, hot water bottles or adding extra layers of clothing instead of opting for the heater. The same goes for a warm house. If you are warm, try opening a few windows and doors, or try to create a cross breeze throughout the house. You can also use oscillating or ceiling fans more often, avoid using the oven and wear less layers around the home.
Grow Your Own Produce
Growing your own fruit and vegetables can save you a lot of money if you do it right. Ensure you buy a good fertiliser and soil and plan some of your favourite produce plants. If you are adventurous and good with animals, consider buying chickens. They can eat some of your veggie peels, supply you with eggs and you can use their manure as fertiliser for your plants. If you have a small yard or own an apartment, you can still create a small herb garden or vegetable patch to save some money.
While the idea of a nice warm bubble bath can sound enticing, the amount of water used in a bath is far greater than that of a shower. If you have multiple people in the house having baths each week, you will end up with a large water bill. Try to get everyone in the house to shower and set a shower timer to regulate the amount of water used each time. You can also get miniature hourglass timers that stick to your shower tiles and help keep track of time spent!
Life’s expensive, so why not start saving around your home with these money-saving tips? Are there any other ways you have saved money around the home in the past? Leave your thoughts below.
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