We’re are constantly on-the-go and creatures of convenience which can put a huge drain on our budgets. Every dollar spent out can easily be stretched much farther when used within the home.
If you are looking for ways to save money while still being able to enjoy your everyday conveniences, consider signing up for or purchasing a few of the following items. They will help you stay within your monthly budget, allow you to enjoy yourself, and may even leave you with a few extra bucks at the end of each month:
Instead of spending $15.00 to $25.00 on a newly released book, just check it out from your local library. You’ll save the money, and by using your card you’ll have access to other free forms of entertainment including movies, magazines, and author talks. Some libraries even have free passes for local museums for members to use.
No reason to enter into an expensive and binding contract to own a smart phone. Go with a prepaid phone instead. You can still download all your favorite apps and enjoy the convenience of owning a smart phone without having to worry about all the expensive add-ons such as over using minutes, texts or data.
Clothes dryers are a huge drain on energy, and can quickly run up a bill. When the weather is nice, consider hanging your clothing out to dry. It will keep your house cooler, and keep your utility bill down.
Grabbing coffee each morning at your local coffee shop can quickly add up. Instead of purchasing a cup of coffee each morning, purchase a coffee pot and make your own. You’ll save money, and save a few extra minutes off your commute – allowing you to sleep in a little longer.
Stores such as Costco and Sam’s Club generally have $40 a year memberships, and with those memberships you can buy heavily used items in bulk which can easily save you money. All you have to do is make sure you have adequate freezer and pantry space.
Slow cookers are great for making family meals with inexpensive cuts of meat. You can make great roasts with veggies included, and several other dishes, and save a couple of bucks a person per meal by using one.
Reusable Water Bottle
Like that cup of coffee from your favorite coffee shop, purchasing bottled water daily can also add up. Instead of stopping at the local gas station or office vending machine everyday, by a reusable water bottle and fill up at home. The savings will quickly add up and you’ll still be getting a great product.
Money is tight for everyone these days, but there are still several small ways to make a big difference in your budget. Don’t be afraid to cut corners so that you have a little extra saved up each month. Those extra funds will quickly add up and allow you to enjoy a bigger savings account.