If you’re tired of living paycheck to paycheck, having your phone regularly cut off, or making excuses to skip dinners with your friends, then follow some – or all – of these tips, so you can start spending less and saving more!
1. Hang your clothes on a washing line:
You can save around $100 a year or more if you hang your clothes up to dry on a line. Yes, $100.
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2. Wash dishes by hand using one sink-full of water
The less hot water you use the better. That doesn’t mean using your old bath water though.
3. Take public transport:
Parking and gas is expensive – research your local transport – do the math and you might be able to save loads of dough!
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4. Make all your own gifts:
Ok, not everything you make is going to turn out perfectly – but the more you try the better you’ll get.
5. Give up your smart phone:
Not gonna happen is it? You’re addicted. Your life revolves around it. But if you can do it – you’ll save hundreds of $ per year.
6. Use coupons:
Coupons aren’t just for lonely housewives. They can seriously save you loadsa cash. So get out the scissors and start snipping today.
7. Get a roommate:
Find a good roommate and you’ll save thousands per year! They’ll split the rent, bills and make staying in more fun. (Remember – you have to find a good roommate!)
8. Grow your own food:
Growing your own food is fun – especially food that regrows from itself…(Click the link below to see how!).
9. Upcycle your old clothes:
Tshirts can be turned into a million and one things. Like totes. I’d love a t-shirt tote!
10. Give up cable:
Dya really need to see more midget strippers flexing their muscles? Possibly – but nowadays you can watch most of your TV on your laptop.
11. Play board games:
That new roommate, make sure they love playing board games. Dressing up is optional.
12. Cook more meals at home:
And remember no matter how bad it tastes theres always beer. But only one okay, you’re on a budget!
13. Start shopping at thrift stores more often:
Not only will you save lots on your shopping bill, but alot of the time it will double as free entertainment.
14. Quit the gym and find free ways to exercise:
Need some ideas for free ways to exercise? How about: Couch crunches, floor stretches, dancing, running, cleaning, cooking, growing your own food…theres millions!
15. Sell your clutter and learn to live with less:
You really don’t need all the junk you own. And if you get rid of it and learn to live with less – then the less likely you’ll be to buy more junk in the future.
16. Quit smoking:
It’s sooooo expensive to smoke. You know that already though.
17. Stop using your credit cards:
And start making plecks from them, check out the tutorial below!
18. Cut your own hair:
Okay, might be pushing the boat out too far with this one. But if you’re feeling brave or really poor – then give it a go.
Got any friends or family that need to save a few bucks? Then share this with them – they’ll be happy you did!