Does it seem as though your bank account gets smaller and smaller and your bills get bigger and bigger. The truth is many of us are spending more than we need to on everything from TV services to cleaning products. The good news is there are things you can save money on in your home right now.
1. TV Service
The average home spends roughly $150 a month on satellite services. There are so many options for watching TV shows that this service is way overpriced. Thanks to YouTube, network websites, Netflix, and Hulu, you can watch TV for a lot less money each month. A new service is Playstation Vue that allows you to watch satellite/cable channels for a fraction of the price. You can get packages ranging in price from $29.99 to $44.99 a month plus tax. Best of all, there’s no fees or contracts.
2. Phone Service
How often do you use your home phone? Many of us just reach for our smartphone. If you hardly ever use your home phone, it doesn’t make sense to keep paying the bill. If you do use your home phone, bundle the service with your internet to save money. You can also sign up with internet based phone companies that charge a small fraction of what the traditional phone companies charge.
Electricity is another expense you can start saving money on right now. Open the curtains and use natural light. Replace your light bulbs to a more eco-friendly option. Upgrade your appliances to energy-efficient models. Open a window and use a fan instead of air conditioning. There are so many easy things you can do to save money.
Foods is a huge expense for any household. Sadly, people throw out so much food each week. Instead of tossing those leftovers, freeze them for later or transform them into a new meal. You can also save money by making more food from home instead of buying store-bought. A garden will also cut your expenses on fresh produce.
5. Cleaning Products
Last, but not least, there are ways to save money on cleaning products. Instead of buying special stain removers, combine hydrogen peroxide and dish soap to remove stains. You can also use vinegar to get your whites whiter. You can even stretch your liquid fabric softener by mixing it with two parts water and soaking wash clothes in the mixture before wringing out and throwing in the dryer.
It’s not hard to save money. There are things you can do right now to cut your expenses. Whether you turn off the lights or transform your leftovers, there are things to save money on in your home right now.