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Are you looking to save money on your household expenses?
You are in the right place. Saving & Simplicity is here to help you with your money saving and frugal living needs.
12 MONEY SAVING HACKS:
1. Shop sales and clip coupons
If you are looking to save money on groceries your best sources to saving money are shopping the store flyers, bulk buys and clipping coupons.
Rakuten can help you make money while you shop. There is nothing wrong with getting paid to shop.
2. Skip the meat
Cooking vegetarian meals once or twice a week can help lower your grocery budget and help you save money.
3. Home cooking
Meal planning and cooking from home can save you large amounts of money. If you would like to learn more about meal planning you can checkout the meal plan we use here.
4. Forget the paper products
Investing in reusable cloth napkins, dish cloths and cleaning rags will save you money and waste.
5. Make your own cleaning products
DIY your own cleaning supplies. Keep it natural and cheap.
Simple frugal cleaner: 1 part vinegar, 1 part water and a few drops of essential oil in a spray bottle.
6. Wash in cold water
Save money on your utility bill by washing your laundry in cold water.
7. Hang it dry
Save money by hanging your clothes to dry on a clothesline or on a clothes rack.
8. Set it and forget it
Lock up the thermostat. Running your heat too high or your air conditioner too cool can rack up your utility bill. Set it, forget it and save.
9. Turn it off and unplug it
Turn off the lights you aren’t using and unplug appliances and cell phone charger lines you aren’t using.
Note: plugged in unused electrical appliances still draw small amounts of power.
10. Batch it
Batch cooking can save you time and money. And leftovers make great lunch meals.
One of our favorite frugal must haves is our oven lunch box. This lunch box heats up leftovers, soups and stews for warm lunches on the road.
11. Reuse it
Jars, containers, rags, clothing and so on. Most items have multiple money saving uses.
For example jars can be used for preserves, spice storage, making yogurt, storing craft supplies and so much more.
12. Shop around
Some of the best money saving can be had by shopping online or at the thrift store.
SAVING MONEY ON YOUR HOME EXPENSES
Home is where you raise your family it can also be a very expensive place to be. Save money on your home expenses with simple money saving hacks.
Updated April 7, 2020