No matter what your finances are, I don’t know of many people that are happy to just throw away money unnecessarily.
Even for the wealthiest among us, who wants to spend more on things than they really need to? Especially when it comes to the day to day things at home. When you have a family and a home to run, those little savings can make a big difference and mean nappies get paid for and you can put money aside for a rainy day.
So if you’re looking to save some money around the house, on your everyday spend, then here are several ways to save. Which will you try first?
- Move bank accounts to save money, and even make a little money. Many banks offer you a fee for switching, around £100, so why not? They take care of all the direct debits for you, so it can be pretty stress-free.
- Turn off your television more. For one thing, it uses lots of electricity, even when it is left on standby. But cutting down the amount you watch, and not just having it on in the background, can help to save you a significant amount of money each year.
- Speaking of electricity; your energy bills are one of the biggest costs of running a home, after your rent or mortgage. So making sure you’re on the cheapest tariff for your energy bills, as possible. You could use comparison specialist sites to see what you could be saving, to help you to make the switch. Loyalty gets you nowhere when it comes to energy providers!
- I’m sure nearly every household in the country has things that they could be selling. Think about some fad things in years past; beanie babies or even Longaberger baskets. Is your home cluttered with things like that? If so, it is time to sell them and move on. There is no point in hoarding things that have questionable value. So sell them, pocket the cash, and have a less cluttered home.
- Signing up to reward programmes in shops like Boots and Sainsburys can seem tedious. But it is surprising just how many points you can accumulate. And points mean prizes, right? So for things you’re spending on anyway, why not earn some points for money off in the future?
- Having a shopping list is a massive way to save at the supermarket. You will head to the aisles that you need to go to, and avoid slowly browsing and filling up your trolley. So write a shopping list and stick to it.
- Learning some basic sewing skills can help to prolong the life of many of your clothing items. If a jacket gets a small rip in it, then sew it back up. If socks have holes in, quickly stitch it back together. It is not going to make them last for years, but it will give them some more life while you find replacements at the right price.
What are some things that you do to save money around the house?