It’s all about saving money. And cutting household expenses. Have you ever wondered how those on a single income get by or how some people just have it all figured out? Frugal household items that’s how.
Secret To Saving Money
Their secret is investing in items that will help them save money. I’m talking about household items that save you both time and money.
Decreasing Household Expenses
Simple household items that you take for granted can save you big bucks.
Over the last year we have researched items that will help save you both time and money. Cutting your household expenses and putting more money back into your wallet.
What Are Household Expenses?
Household expenses are living expenses. Things that it takes to run your home. These include utilities, groceries, rent or mortgage payments, laundry and meal costs.
But household expenses are not just limited to these costs. Your household expenses may include strata fees, work travel and commuting fees, home maintenance costs and more.
Frugal living is living well on less. Spending less than you make and making smart decisions with your money. It’s also about finding ways to decrease your household expenses
Living frugally is about being simple ad choosing the best option for you and your money. This may mean meal planning or washing your laundry in cold water or moving closer to work to save money.
Why Frugal Living Is Important
Living frugally is important if you are looking to pay down debt, save for your future or plan your personal finances.
Frugal living helps you to choose the best options that allows you to meet your needs and save money. This means you may shop sales and clip coupons to save money on groceries. With the money you saved on groceries you may be able to pay down your debt or plan a cheap date night.
Frugal living gives you options. The more frugally you live the more money you will save. If you are looking for added ways to save money checkout the must have frugal household items below.
21 Must Have Frugal Household Items:
1. Instant Pot
I think hands down the Instant Pot is one of the best money saving and time saving kitchen items a home should have. Where else can you cook triple chocolate cheesecake, chicken breasts, ginger beef and so much more in minutes?
2. Slow Cooker
Set it and forget it. The timeless household meal maker, the reason behind dump and go dinner recipes. A slow cooker is a household must. I used ours last week to fill the freezer with over 20 quarts of soup, broth and chili. Huge time saver.
3. Coffee Maker
Why spend $5 everyday at the coffee shop drive thru when you can make amazing coffee at home with this coffee maker.
4. Travel Coffee Mug
Don’t leave home without your favorite travel coffee mug. Save money everyday by bringing your coffee from home.
5. Bread Maker
This is a new investment in our home, but a definite money saver. When gluten free bread and some artisan breads are running $5.99 a loaf a multitasking bread maker is a household must.
6. Travel Oven Lunch Box
Do you work away from home? Travel for work or work on a construction site? Do you prefer warm lunches? This travel oven lunch box is amazing!! I bought one for my husband and we all love it. He gets great piping hot meals for lunch and I get to save on meals by using up leftovers.
7. Kitchenaid Mixer
Cookies, bread, pasta and so much more. You name it and you can probably make it with your Kitchenaid Mixer. We have even invested in the pasta maker attachments for ours.
8. Hanging Clothes Dryer
Save money by hanging your clothes to dry. Invest in a indoor clothes dryer.
9. Dryer Balls
Skip the chemicals and decrease the drying time. Dryer balls speed up the drying time of your clothes and decrease the use of costly dryer sheets.
10. Reusable Soap Dispensers
Are you a bulk buy household? Do you purchase larger bottles of soap? Invest in soap dispensers to save money.
11. Cloth Napkins
Say goodbye to paper products and start using cloth napkins. You will cut your household costs, decrease your waste and start living more eco-friendly.
12. Tea Towels
No more paper towels. Use tea towels or cloth kitchen towels to clean up messes and cut down on costs.
13. Thermostat Lock Box
Heating and cooling temperatures in a household are an age old debate. Keep the temperature balanced by installing a thermostat lock box. No more surprising costly utility bills.
14. Reusable Dusters
Investing in reusable dusters and floor cloths is a big money saver. At over $10 a box of single use think about all the money you will save.
15. Essential Oils
Essential oils, add them to household cleaners. Use them to deodorize your home. Skip the chemicals and invest in your health and save money.
16. Moisture Barrier
Checking your home for moisture leaks is important. A small leak can cause lots of costly damage. Invest in moisture barriers and window seals.
Is the sealant going around your bath tub or shower? What about around your sundeck or doors? Water, air and moisture leaks can be costly. Invest in a simple caulking and seal all needed areas.
18. Cast Iron Frying Pan
If you treat it right it will last for ever. Cast iron frying pans can be used on the stove, in the oven, over the campfire and more. You can bake, fry, saute and make a whole meal in one place.
19. DIY Cleaning Supplies
A simple vinegar and water solution can clean your whole home. Skip the costly cleaning solutions and invest in DIY cleaning solutions.
Keeping track of your daily activities, budgeting, meal preparation and more can save you both money and time. Invest in a calendar that works for both you and your family.
21. Meal Plan
Are you tired of the “what’s for dinner” question? Struggle no more with the grocery shopping budget and the meal plan. Invest in a meal plan that works for you.
How To Save Money
Stop wondering how to save money and start saving more money. Frugal people know that stocking the house with items that will save them time and money is important. Living frugally is the key to more savings.
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Updated May 27, 2021