Who would say no if they were given the chance to save some money on bills and household costs. Whether you’re an investment banker or a school teacher, most people like to save money if they can. That’s why we’ve put together this short list to help people from any walk of life to save a little extra cash each month.
Do not overfill your kettle
No this isn’t a trick tip, its estimated that overfilling your kettle can be more costly than leaving your lights on. So, if you want a lower energy bill, try only boiling enough water for the exact number of drinks you will be making.
Do not over flush
Over flushing the toilet is a waste of valuable fresh water and money. It may take a little getting used to but only flushing after a number two is an easy way to start saving money and the planet.
Eat or freeze what you buy
It may sound simple, but each year its estimated that 1.6 billion tonnes of food worth $1.2 trillion goes to waste, that’s a lot of food and a lot of money. Simply buying a little less and freezing food before it expires can help you to push down your food bills.
Ditch brand name products
When you buy brand names, a lot of the time you’re spending more money on superior marketing not superior products or materials. That’s why it’s a good idea to opt for generics wherever possible, from your jeans to your ketchup. We promise most of the time you won’t be able to tell the difference.
Switch to LED light bulbs
More and more people are discovering the many benefits of LED technology such as dramatically improved bulb lifespans and reduced energy costs. Wider adoption of the technology is pushing down the price meaning that you can get high quality Led bulbs from discount online light bulb shops like all-lights.co.uk.
Buy Christmas and birthday present ahead of schedule
Buying presents right before your event can be the costliest way to buy them. The tight time limits can mean that your forced into making more costlier decisions than if you had planned ahead. Throughout the year keep an eye on sales and bargains (particularly after Christmas), as this can lead to you having more low cost options. Also avoid the lure of black Friday or cyber-Monday unless there are genuine bargains to be had.
Cut your own hair
Ok so this option will not be eligible to everyone, although buzz cuts are in fashion for men and women these days.
Wash your own car
Even if you’re not lucky enough to have your own driveway, the recent emergence of self-service car wash spots give you all of the tools you need to make a decent job of cleaning your own car.
Cut out any subscription services you use infrequently
Whether its movies or music these small micro payments can add up over time. A simple rule to live by is if you haven’t used it in the last two weeks, do you really need it?
Make happy hour your best friend
Probably not a tip you expect to find here, but the purpose of this list isn’t to sacrifice fun for money. So still make an active effort to treat yourself and do nice things, just do it when it’s cheapest.