There are many ways to save money. Your everyday life is filled with opportunities to save! So to make it easier for you, we have compiled a list of 8 awesome tips to help save you a lot of money!
Let’s get right into it!
Eating at home instead of in a restaurant
When it comes to eating with friends and family, you can save a lot of money by preparing something delicious at home. A visit to a restaurant is always associated with high costs. And it doesn’t matter if you only pay for your food or if you also pay for all your family and friends.
Simply avoiding eating out will make a big difference!
You can also save a lot of money over the course of the year by making gifts vs buying them. For example, you can make delicious biscuits or a delicious cake, chocolate or natural soap for the person you want to give a gift to.
Bath salts and a cherry-shaped pillow are also easy to make. And perhaps you will find a delicious recipe for cherry liqueur. You can also make a picture frame.
A homemade gift will attract a lot of attention. Because such a gift shows that you have thought about what you are giving. And everyone knows and sees that you have worked on it. A small handwritten message on top and you have a cheap and above all individual gift.
Make a grocery list
When shopping, it is a good idea to create a shopping list. This has several advantages: You don’t forget to buy groceries and you don’t have to go to the store again to grab what you forgot. And best of all, you save a lot of money if you know what you want and what you need for cooking.
However, you need to be strong at the store. This means that you can’t put anything else in the basket but what’s on the shopping list – no matter how tempting the offer may be.
If you only have a few items to buy, you should not use a basket. It is better to carry a bag of this size that contains the few items you need to buy. You must plan your meals, and therefore the ingredients from which they are prepared.
Sell the clothes you no longer need
You probably have pants, shirts or dresses in your closet that you have not worn for a long time. You can save money by sorting and selling the clothes you don’t wear as often or not at all. There are many ways to do this, either at a flea market or through a website like Poshmark. You can use the money you have earned by selling the clothes to buy new clothes.
Homemade jams and juices
Buying fruit in bulk is a great investment. You do not have to eat the fruit raw immediately. But you can make delicious juice from them.
They have a long shelf life and save you having to buy expensive juices in supermarkets or beverage stores. You can also make jams and jellies yourself. You can even pick the necessary fruit in the wild – legally or you can plant your own raspberry and mulberry trees if you have room for them in your garden.
A high cost factor that can reduce your monthly budget is the deduction of electricity costs and the annual electricity bill. If you install LED lights in your lamps, you save a lot of electricity and money.
LED lamps are more expensive to buy, but last longer and use only 2-10% of the energy of a conventional lamp. You can also save electricity by replacing large appliances such as refrigerators or dishwashers with energy efficient ones. This is only true if your appliances are super old, otherwise, it won’t be worth the cost.
Health at home
Gym fees are high. Plus, you’re likely driving to the gym, which means the added cost of fuel. You can save money by not going to the gym. There are many other ways to stay in shape. Just take the stairs instead of the elevator. You can also buy fitness equipment for a one-time fee.
Do some searching on Google and Youtube and you will find that there are very creative ways to use your environment to get some exercise.
There’s a lot of money to be saved when it comes to your car. This applies in particular to refueling. Compare prices between gas stations and go to the one that is cheapest. Of course, don’t go to the cheapest one if it’s a 30 minute drive, because then you really won’t be saving at all.