5 EVERYDAY SAVING TIPS
From washing your hands to dusting behind the dryer – here are some novel and easy saving tips. There are so many simple and small things in life that we miss or forget and cost us money in the long run… like the R45/m subscription to a magazine that you don’t actually read anymore, or that antique-looking bookcase that you paid a fortune for at The Block & Chisel that you could have got for a fraction of the price at an actual antique store.
Check out these 5 fresh saving tips and see how you can start to save, even more, today!
1. DO A MAINTENANCE RUN ON YOUR APPLIANCES
Check them to make sure there isn’t any dust clogging them and that they’re fairly clean. Look behind the appliances and use your vacuum to gently clear away dust. Check all of the vents, especially on refrigerators, dryers, and heating and cooling units.
The less dust you have blocking the mechanics of these devices, the more efficiently they’ll run (saving you on your energy bill) and the longer they’ll last (saving you on replacement costs).
2. CANCEL UNUSED MEMBERSHIPS OR SUBSCRIPTIONS
Are you paying subscription fees for a membership or service that you never use? Like, for instance, a gym membership or that premium courier service with Amazon? Cancel these memberships, even if you think you might use them again some day.
You can always renew the membership at a later date if it turns out that you actually do miss it, and what you’ve saved in monthly fees will probably cover your re-instatement fee should there be one.
3. CONSIDER BUYING SECOND-HAND BEFORE YOU BUY NEW
Quite often, you can find the exact item you want with a bit of clever shopping at used equipment stores, used game stores, second-hand furniture stores and so on. Just make these shops part of your normal routine – go there first when looking for potential items and you will save money.
4. KEEP YOUR HANDS CLEAN
This one’s simple – just wash your hands thoroughly each time you use the bathroom or handle raw foods. You’ll keep yourself from acquiring all kinds of viruses and bacteria, saving you on medical bills and medicine costs and lost productivity!
5. REMOVE YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBERS FROM YOUR ONLINE ACCOUNTS.
It’s easy to spend online when you have your card information stored in an account – just click and buy. The best way to break this habit is to simply delete your card from the account.
That way, when you’re tempted to spend, you’ll be forced to spend the time to dig out your card – and really think about why you’re spending this money.