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I bet you are doing everything you think you should be to save money. Well, take a look around your house right now. I bet there are 5 ways you are losing money that you haven’t thought of yet. Read on and see if you are missing any of them.
Your Closets: Start Selling Things
There are so many things around my own house that I haven’t used in months. What about the things you get for Christmas or your birthday that you know you’re never going to use? Don’t just keep piling up those things; someone else will use them. Whether you have a garage sale or post items in online garage sale sites, you can start a saving just from the little things you sell here and there. Don’t forget the basics od just selling clothes that are taking up space. I like sending my clothes, toys and books to swap.com I can name my price they handing shipping.
Your Rooms: Turn it Off!
How many times a day do you walk out of the room leaving the TV on or the lights in every room of the house glowing for the whole neighborhood? I know I am not innocent in this, but seriously turn it off! Every little thing you leave on when you leave the room is money you could be saving. Every penny adds up. If you are watching TV you don’t need lights on. If you are keeping a light on to read consider getting a reading light and use battery power instead.
Your Kitchen: Make Meals.
It is so easy to run to the store and grab something for dinner, but grabbing your meals each day of the week really adds up. Instead, start making monthly freezer meals or improvising with what you have in your fridge and cabinets. Usually, when you say, “We have nothing to eat,” you’re really implying you have nothing “easy” to make. Save money by making meals. Menu plan, your week or like I do your month.
Your Bathroom: Use Less.
Use less water. Simple in theory but how do you carry it out? Put a full water bottle in the tank of you toilet you will use less water with each flush, switch to a low flow shower head to use less watch in the shower and of course the ever famous turn off the water when you are brushing your teeth!
Your Dresser: Don’t Toss it!
You don’t need to go out and buy a brand new pair of jeans every time your kid wears a hole in them. Instead of tossing good clothes, start repairing them. Patches, needles, and threads are much cheaper than a new pair of pants. If you want to save money, every little penny counts. You can also make items into new things, Pants to shorts, jeans to skirt and things like that.
Your House: Start Making Things.
You can make anything anywhere in your house. Instead of going to the store to buy expensive gifts, a picture for your wall, or that really nice blanket set, make your own. Not only can you save money making your own items, but you can make items to sell, as well.
When it comes to saving money, you have to think outside the box. What other areas of your house have you used to save money? Share it in the comments below!