I love to save money when I can and get such pleasure out of knowing we have a lovely home that we keep on a budget.
So many people throw money at their home and end up in debt to achieve the kind of life that they want and they really do not need to. There is a better way.
I’m goign to share 7 simple ways to save money in your home here and I would love you to share any ideas you have in the comments below.
- Invest in neutral hard wearing flooring. Whether this is robust carpeting or wooden flooring you want to purchase flooring that will last and that you wont get tired off and that will not show every stain.. Some things really are worth spending money on in the first place so you won’t have to replace them regularly as this is expensive in itself.
- Learn some DIY skills. The internet, and YouTube in particular are full of simple DIY tutorials and once you get confident and comfortable you will tackle many of these easily without the need to call in a handyperson.
- Reduce consumption. Books can be borrowed form libraries and returned, leftovers can be used iup rather than even more food bought. Contents in your recycling bin can be used for kids crafting projects. We can all reduce how much we spend on buying things with just a little creativity and effort. We need an anti shopping list mentality!
4. Try and lose the FOMO (fear of missing out) mentality that drives so many of us to feel we need to keep up with trends. Your home is your haven and should reflect what you love. Have a real think about what makes you and your happy and let that drive your home style rather than a magazine full of adverts that changes every season and really just wants you to spend your money. Knowing yourself and what you like really can save you money
5. Drying clothes outside is something I have a bit of a love hate relationships with. because of the blooming rain in this country I do feel its time consuming but oh I do like the smell of air dried clothes and it definitely saves us money.
6. Saving money on your energy usage is really important and all the usual tips like layering up, insulating pipes, using draught excluder etc. should definitely be put in to action. But what about replacing your boiler?
HomeServe Heating, have created an Energy Saving Tool to let consumers know how much they could potentially be saving each year by replacing their boiler.Take the simple quiz to find out how much you could be saving. You might be in for a surprise!
7. Drinking tap water is such a great way to keep your kids and yourselves hydrated. They dont need soft drinks and water really will do and cost you nothing. It quickly becomes an easy habit that saves a few pounds each week too.
Some of these tips require effort, some require changes of mindset, some new habits, some may even requite a little investment. – al of them wills ave you money in the short and long term.
You can have a lovely home on a budget – you just need to know how!