One of the hardest things in life is saving money spending is just so much more fun. Except, of course, when it comes to your bills. Everyone wants to save a bit of cash from their house bills so they can spend the money on something fun, like a holiday or a new pair of shoes. However, it seems that no matter how much you try, your bills sky rocket. Here are some tips to save a bit of money from your bills; they’re super easy and doable!
Did you know that your dishwasher and washing machine accounts for around 90% of your total energy used? Neither did I. When you’re doing your regular washing load, consider washing with cold water, rather than hot water. Michael Ginsburg, chief hacker from Spending Hacker, says “Most laundry detergents sold in the stores these days work just as well in cold water. The same can be said about your dishwasher. Simply reduce the temperature. You will find that it cleans just as well but you save lots of money. Also, make sure you always run your washing machine and dishwasher when they have a full load in them.” This tip could save you heaps of cash on your bill, and you can do it with your eyes closed. You can get some more expert tips from Michael by following him on Facebook.
Speaking of water, your toilet is a real money drainer. If you have a mini heart attack when you open your water bill, but don’t know how to reduce the amount of water used in your home, you’re in luck. Sven, a handyman and owner of AllJobServices, has a tip for reducing water in your home without sacrificing your quality of life.
“1. Take an empty 2- 2.5 Litre Juice Jug clean it and fill it with water tighten the cap.
2. Open your toilet tank and place the Jug in the tank, the volume of the jug will save you now with each flush 2-2.5 Litre of water...ten flushes on average a day is 20-25 Litre of water saved.
3. Place Lid back on the tank and start saving today.” You can learn more about Sven and his super saving tips by following his YouTube channel.
There are some very basic ways to save a few dollars at home, and sometimes these ways can go over your head. When you’re not watching the TV, turn it off. It’s nice to have some sound on in the background when you’re tottering around the house, but think of how much money you’ll save on your electricity bills if you just turn it off. Some other basic ways to save money is to turn off your lights when you’re not in the room, buy quality appliances that will last, and consider buying generic brands opposed to the superior ones. Trust me, they work just as well. Your home and garden use up a lot of money, so why not try and save as much money as you can?
A great way to save some cash around your home is starting a garden. No matter how big or small your home is, you have room for a garden. From a greenhouse to a kitchen garden, growing veggies of your own is not only an easy way to save some money on overpriced supermarket veggies, but it’s a great way to remind yourself to eat healthy. Supermarket veggies are known as being, well, not the greatest. If you’re willing to go the extra mile and get your veggies from a green grocer, you’ll notice your wallet getting slimmer and slimmer. You can read here how to create the perfect garden, no matter the size. If you’re planning to renovate your garden, you should consider doing it yourself. You can save a tonne of money by using your own tools and equipment, rather than hiring a professional!
Saving money sounds like a chore, but if you put your mind to it and think about the things you don’t really need; things you can do without; or things you can make yourself, you might start saving enough money for something exciting like a trip around the world!