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We’ve all been there – with a hefty bank balance comes payday, but only half of it is left by the end of the month (less than half here, to be honest!). If you find yourself in a similar situation every month, you can also accept that money is hard to come by but easily disappears. This is a fact that is too bitter to swallow.
But then the question is where does the money go? On our grand interests? sometimes.
The real culprit here is the cost of the house.
Most of the people think that one cannot try to control and reduce their household expenses (after all they are mandatory expenses) because it is impossible. But that’s just an excuse when people don’t want to make sacrifices to save money.
In other words, saving on household expenses is possible, and it’s not as hard as you think.
Today I bring you 5 home hacks that can help you save a lot.
Household Hacks That Will Save You £1000! conserve energy
Electricity, water, gas etc are all the resources which we have given the most importance. We either assume that we have these in abundance or they won’t cost us much on our pockets until we weep at our electricity and water bills.
Just imagine, if you start conserving energy, how much can you save on electricity bills? This amount may not seem significant to many in the beginning, but accumulate it for a year, and it will be overwhelming.
Ergo, if you want to make changes to your energy budget, here are some handy tips you can use –
Switch off fans and lights when not needed. Walk short distances, don’t use cars. Use public transportation when you can. Invest in energy-efficient appliances. Do not keep the taps on. Do not leave your charger plugged in. Ventilate as much as you can so you don’t need to keep your air conditioner on at all. Time. Dry your clothes using line drying. Disassemble the dryers. Use natural ingredients for cleaning
Every year we waste thousands on cleaning supplies in the hopes that these expensive products will brighten up our floors and rooms. This rarely happens, doesn’t it?
So, instead of falling for such marketing gimmicks, why not use natural cleaning agents and get better results?
These natural ingredients like lemon and baking soda do not contain harmful chemicals, making your home environment much safer for you and your family. Furthermore, by boycotting these harmful chemical cleaning agents, you can also reduce waste by reducing the consumption of plastics.
In short, it’s a win-win for you and the environment.
Here are some economic swaps to try –
House cleaning (floors/surfaces/kitchen) – Baking soda, vinegar, lemon bath essentials – DIY soaps and shampoos using natural ingredients
You can make the best cleaning supplies you can by using natural ingredients. Feel free to check out YouTube for help with cleaning up DIY.
We undermine many things in life. But the one thing we loathe the most are coupons. We either think they won’t help us make significant savings or we are too naive to stay updated about exciting deals, offers, coupons and cashback discounts.
Interestingly, many department stores reward their loyal customers with coupons. Therefore, check if your grocery stores offer the same to make significant savings on groceries.
You can even find coupons online these days!
cook homemade food as much as possible
If you order takeaway 4 times a week or eat out at fancy restaurants you can’t afford, you’re not only hurting your health but your budget as well.
Ergo, making healthy food choices and choosing home-cooked meals can be a blessing for you.
If you want to try something exotic, try making the dish at home.
While that doesn’t mean you skip takeaways entirely, limiting them can be a blessing to your bank account.
Learn Basic Skills to Save Money
Have a nail to mount? A faucet or bulb to fix? A shelf to build?
Why not learn these basic skills instead of paying the pros.
To be honest, handyman services are getting expensive day by day, so if you can learn the basic skills, you won’t have to spend extra money out of your pocket.
Saving money is not difficult. All you have to do is make a few changes and reap the benefits later.
So, feel free to let me know which of the above mentioned home hacks you are going to try to save you thousands in the comments section below!
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