21 Essential Tricks to Start Saving Money

21 Essential Tricks to Start Saving Money

Take advantage of these tips to start saving money without noticing a difference in your daily life.


A little here, a little there, leading a frugal life doesn't hurt anyone and can mean a savings of hundreds of dollars a year. You can use these savings to pay for your children's college, have peace of mind, and even enjoy a dream vacation. Check out all you can save by making small changes in your consumption habits.

In food

  1. Plan a menu using only what you have and only buying what you need. Not only will you spend less, but you won't be tempted to eat outside of the house.
  2. Purchase fresh products that are in season, freeze what can be frozen, and learn to can.
  3. Buy day old bread, pies, and tarts. None of these get damaged or expire in one day and sometimes the savings is up to 50 percent.
  4. Bake your own bread. Not only will your house smell yummy, you'll also have tastier bread.
  5. Don't buy more than you need and use all you have.
  6. Check and keep discount coupons.

Personal hygiene products

  1. When you use eye drops, keep in mind that one drop per eye is more than enough. It's a waste to use more.
  2. When bath gel, shampoo, and conditioner are running out, put a little bit of water in the bottle so that you can use up the last drop.
  3. Use high quality soaps and hygiene products. They do a better job and last longer.
  4. Before going to bed, massage the cuticles of your feet and hands with a little bit of almond oil in order to prolong the life of your manicure and pedicure.
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Clothing

  1. Never buy anything that's not on sale.
  2. Make your purchases in second hand stores.
  3. Take advantage of garage sales. The gems you can find are amazing. Be careful not to buy things you don't need just because they're at a good price.
  4. Recycle everything you can. If your children's pants are short, turn them into next summer's shorts.
  5. Happily accept used clothing from your family and friends and give away clothing your family and you are no longer using.
  6. Purchase classic clothing and avoid fads.

Services

  1. Do you think a landline is really necessary? What percentage of calls do you make and receive on that phone?
  2. Tell your internet service, landline, and cable provider that you only want internet. After two weeks without cable television, they'll be calling you to offer you incredible discounts. Believe me, it's worth it.
  3. Lower the thermostat on your water heater. Hotter than 120 F is completely unnecessary.
  4. Turn off the lights when you're not using them and when you have to change a light bulb, always opt for energy efficient ones.
  5. When possible, partially or completely dry your clothing on ropes and/or clothing hangers. You can't imagine how much you'll save in drying. If you are one of those who dry their clothing in order to not iron, try drying them for 10 minutes and hang it out. It will come out unwrinkled, soft, and, except for the time that you invest in hanging it out, you'll be saving a good amount of dollars a year.

Which if these are going to be the hardest for you to do?

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