7 Household Tips That Could Save You Thousands Of Dollars

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Property Manager with Cara Palmer Blog

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I frequently hear people say “I can't save any money!” I used to be one of those people. Even though a had a good job, I still couldn't manage to save anything. Luckily, I discovered that there are actually A LOT of ways to save money right in my own home.

I've compiled a list of some of the ways that I save money. If you have some additional ideas be sure to let me know in the comments. The best way to incorporate money saving tips into your life is to plan ahead and stay organized. 

  1. Wash your clothes in cold water. I recently learned that hot water doesn't get your clothes any cleaner than cold water and your colors won't fade as fast.
  2. Put up a clothes line instead of using the dryer.
  3. Plan your meals in advance to avoid those expensive trips through the drive-through.
  4. Make your own cleaning products instead of buying the expensive name brands.
  5. Organize your home and sell things that you don't use.
  6. Make annual payments on your insurance instead of monthly. Most insurance companies give big discounts for annual payments.
  7. Give up the gym membership and workout at home.

The best way to incorporate money saving tips into your life is to plan ahead and stay organized. If you want to take it a step further, try creating a budget or starting a money saving challenge.

 

 

 

 

 

Comments (5)

John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Cara Palmer very valuable list of money saving household tips.

Feb 04, 2019 08:27 PM
Cara Palmer

Thanks, John, I’m glad you liked it.

Feb 08, 2019 08:25 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Cara, great list, and have washed my clothes in cold water for quite some time now.  No clotheslines here, the HOA has them restricted, sadly.  Your clothes smell so good being hung outdoors.

Feb 05, 2019 08:26 AM
Cara Palmer

I don’t hang my clothes outside either because I have allergies, but I hang most of my clothes in my laundry room to dry

Feb 08, 2019 08:24 AM
Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

I'm glad that you added budgeting at the bottom of your post. I am not the best at it, but when I do budget, I save money and feel better. 

Feb 05, 2019 05:49 PM
Cara Palmer

I don’t enjoy budgeting either, but it has helped me achieve my financial goals

Feb 08, 2019 08:20 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Cara, stopped by again to see any new posts, hope you continue to share your ideas! 

Feb 16, 2019 05:23 AM
Cara Palmer

Thanks, Joan.

Feb 20, 2019 02:56 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

These are wonderful tips, Cara.  Many people could benefit from following your advice.

Mar 12, 2019 06:42 AM
Cara Palmer

Thanks, Gabe.

Mar 12, 2019 02:30 PM