Flicking a Switch, Stopping a Tap. Easy Ways to Save Money at Homeinfo | April 6, 2019 | 1 | My Blog
As the world grows things become more and more expensive. We all work hard for our money and don’t want to be just spending all our money on bills. Did you know there are several ways you can save money at home just by doing small simple tasks? It doesn’t have to involve signing a new renewable energy contract. This is often something we overlook and don’t really think about how we can save money at home.
Here are a few tips you can apply at home in order to save some hard-earned cash:
Make a money date
Sit down once a week so you can go over your budget, track your progress and look over your financial goals. If you want to improve your financial stage you need to check over it once in a while, ensure you are not overspending on your budget and review your goals.
Plan your meals for the week
Planning your meals for the week makes shopping easy. If you write down the meals, you want and what you need for each meal it will help to avoid overspending and buying items at the shop you already have at home.
Disconnect the cable
While you may all gasp at the fact of disconnecting the cable tv. While you are saving money opt for something like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu that come at half the price cable does.
Turn the power off at places you are using it
If you are out all day and not watching the tv for a good few hours, then you can benefit from turning it off at the PowerPoint.
Turn your laptop charger off and the point when you are no longer using it. Items like microwave and washing machine can be turned off at the points as well. If you have items plugged into areas that don’t get used much like study’s and spare rooms turn them off at the point. By doing this means you can save around 20 to 30% on your monthly bill. Such a small task to do in order to save money. Consult your local energy infrastructure firm for further advice.
Buy a water filter
If you prefer bottled water instead of tap water, then it pays to invest in a home water filter. This is a one-off fee to buy the product and then you can use it as much as you want. Think how much you could save from not buying bottled water each week.
Think thermostat time
Investing in a thermostat will have a cost upfront but it can save you money in the long run. Smart thermostats learn your preferences, so it becomes easy to adjust the temperature of items when you are away. Did you just arrive at work and realise you left the heater on full blast? No worries simply adjust it on your phone.
Switching to LED lights
LED lights do cost up front but again will save you money in the long run. By switching your bulbs to LEDS means you save money every electricity bill you get and they last years longer than normal bulbs.
Monitor your water usage
If you have a running toilet or a leaky tap it can be easy to ignore it, but you are actually wasting money by doing this. Repair leaky items to ensure you are not wasting any more water.