If there was ever a time to tighten the belt, it is now. While some people are experiencing an upturn in their finances, a lot are still trying to find ways to make ends meet. Even those who are experiencing better days will still appreciate ways to cut back on recurring costs. Let’s look at some simple ways to save money with regard to household expenses. Trust me, they work!
UNPLUG. My husband has the habit of leaving his devices on standby mode. He doesn’t like turning off his desktop computer. He leaves his cell phone charger plugged. He doesn’t turn off the AVR to which the TV and PlayStation 3 are plugged. His rationale is that they do not use much power anyway. Indeed, he has a point, but the costs from this habit can add up to a couple of hundred dollars per year! If I were you, I’d start unplugging things and turning them off when not in use.
Stock up on non-perishables. I like doing this. I buy cans of tuna, cereals, Spam, and other similar products by the bulk. When they are on sale and the expiration dates are not anytime in the near future, I buy even more. The small savings can add up over time. More so, you will always have a well-stocked pantry!
Go prepaid. If you do not use your mobile phone all that much, why don’t you try using prepaid services? This way, you will not have to pay for minutes and messages that you do not use. And even if you use your phone way too much, prepaid services can help you control your usage.
Little things can go a long way!