There are money saving tips that can help you save now, and some that will help over a period of a few months. Although some may not seem like they will save you too much by itself, added together over the course of a year, you could save hundreds.
Coupons are a great place to start when looking for money saving tips. Although they can be a hassle sometimes, they allow you to save money on the things that you would normally be buying anyway. I’ve walked away from the checkout looking at my receipt and seeing that I saved $12 just by using coupons. Done every week, that’s almost $50 a month.
Replacing your faucets and shower-heads with low-flow water-saving ones can help to not only save water, by using less; but also help save the energy it takes to heat that water for your hot bath or shower. For larger families where there are more people who need to bathe or shower, these money saving tips can save a lot of water and energy.
Eating out is something that we all love to do, but it’s no secret that it can be costly. Taking a lunch to work, instead of buying one can help to save money, and even put towards that evening when you do go out to eat. For those with children, choosing to eat at places where kids eat free is also good. There are many restaurants that offer for kids to eat free on certain nights. Places with a buffet are also a great way to save. They may cost a little bit more, but it is well worth it for everyone to get full instead of getting home and hearing the words ‘I’m still hungry’, whether it is a child, spouse, or even yourself saying it.
We all know how much people love hand me downs, and while they are a good way to save money by using something again, sometimes it’s nice to get something new. Now as for money saving tips, this is my favorite, buy out of season. Although it is a bit unusual, I love to buy winter clothes in summer, summer clothes in winter, and Christmas decorations after Christmas. When you buy out of season, the stores are desperately trying to get rid of items to make room for the new ones and the markdowns can be a tremendous savings. I’ve done this to get many things, I would normally not be able to afford, and paid only a fraction of the price it was.