Have you already squeezed every last penny out of your budget? Check out these great tips we’ve found from all over.
- Utilize your microwave at home instead of your range because it consumes half the power. You could save up $40 or more per year on electric or gas. Plus, get your dinner ready in a fraction of the time.
- Compare prices for everything from light fixtures to fridges. A quick web search using phrases such as “buy vacuum online” or “lowest price microwave” can easily show you a range of prices.
- When you are dealing a remodel project for temporary which leaves you without a cooking area, set up a makeshift kitchen. All you need is a prep surface, micro-wave, coffeemaker, and fridge. You will be able to save $20 per day on take-out and Starbucks coffee.
- Small amounts of electricity are still being used even if the appliances are off, but plugged in. Unplug items such as toaster, shaver, cell phone charger, TV when not in use.
- Warm up with big warm blankets on ourselves. Instead of turning on the electric blanket or room heater on cold winter nights, use a few layers of blankets to ensure you stay warm and cozy.
- A way to avoid the cafes and don’t burn your pockets by using your talents and do something enjoyable for your family that also saves money such as cooking, baking, sewing and other fun crafts.
- To save on electricity by reducing ironing time. When ironing lay a layer of aluminium foil shiny side up under your ironing board cover to reflect heat back up onto the item.
- Use toothpaste as a cleanser, it is a useful domestic cleanser. It will remove brown sticky stains from irons, bench tops etc. Hence, buying cleanser from supermarket is not necessary.
- To remove stubborn burns and stains on pots, boil the pots with water and once the water is boiling hot, turn off the stove and use a wooden spatula to scrape the stains off. This will save your money from buying cleanser.
- Maintain the life of clothes and energy by not using the clothes dryer unless you absolutely have to. There really isn’t a need to use a dryer. Hang your clothes on a drying rack, place near heater or air vent.
Bonus tip: It is always good to plan your shopping before your take any action to make purchase especially what are all the things you “need” to buy and the“budget”. If you are going to shop without a plan definitely you will think to buy whatever you like which is also know as impulse buying. That’s really a bad habit which can quickly kill your financial situation.