Save Money Around the House with These Simple Tricks
Saving money around the house can seem like a daunting task, but you can save money easily just by adjusting some of your household habits.
Recycle for Cash
Regular recycling is not only good for the environment, but for your pocket too. Programs like Recyclebank work with your waste hauler and reward you if you recycle regularly. You can get coupons for restaurants, supermarket gift certificates and free magazines. You can make some money from old and unused electronics as well through uSell, Gazelle, and NextWorth.
To save money on lighting your home you can do two things. First switch to energy efficient lightbulbs. Not only do they last longer and don’t require frequent changing, but they will save you a lot on your energy bill in the long run. The second thing you can do is to turn off the lights whenever you leave a room.
Buy in Bulk
Buying in bulk can be both cost-effective and convenient. Think about it – you have to make trips to the supermarket less often and you will never fear running out of something in the middle of cooking dinner. This strategy works best for non-perishable foods, but can make you life easier and cheaper.
Cook in Bulk
A great way to eat healthy and save money is to designate a day of the week when you cook a few different meals and put them in the refrigerator. This will save you a lot of money on ordering in and it will also save you a lot of time to relax and spend time with your family after work.
Save on Cable TV
Cable TV can be costly, especially with all those premium channels that you never have time to watch. If you don’t spend too much time in front of the TV, consider more cost-effective options such as Netflix and Hulu+, which you can access via your laptop or connected devices like Google Chromecast and Apple TV