It’s not secret that saving money at home is at the forefront of everyones mind right now. But, noone more than homeowners as we watch bills rise day by day.
So, from one saver to another, I wanted to share my 14 best money saving tips for the home this year. So that you can go into the colder months with more confidence about your money.
Let’s not waste any time, and dive straight in to 14 simple ways you can save money around the house.
1.Be Brand Savy!
Being brand savy is a sure fire way to save money at home. Too often, we are drawn in by our trusted name brands when we could be getting the same product for less.
There are a number of swaps in my kitchen that have saved me hundreds of pounds year on year, and taste just as good.
So, save money at home and be more brand savvy the next time you hit the supermarket.
2.Reduce Your Water Consumption
Reducing you water consumption sounds like a chore, but in all actuality, it is a lot easier than you might think.
- Shave a minute off your shower to save you up to £43 a year!
- Turn off the tap between brushing your teeth
- Wash clothes and dishes sparingly and only when you have a full load to do
See? Really it is not too difficult to reduce water consumption and see the savings as a result.
Double-glazing is installed in the majority of modern homes, and for a good reason. It can help to save up to £140 a year from its improved insulation technology.
It effectively works to help keep heat inside a building, and not allow any wasted energy. Spend the money on installing it today, and see the long term savings.
4.Use The Online Tools At Our Disposal
We are fortunate enough to have a lot of online tools and guides at our disposal. Thanks to the internet and social media, money savers can come together online and share all of there best tips and advice.
My recommendation? Facebook and comping pages online. By googling ‘free competitions online’ you open yourself up to the world of comping. Comping is the practice of regularly entering free online competitions and seeing what you can win.
5.DIY, DIY, DIY
DIY is the way to go nowadays. Don’t hire someone to paint your fence, instead why not just use the hundreds of free guides available online.
Try YouTube, small business blogs etc to find advice so good, you won’t need to hire anyone to do the work for you.
You will save on labour costs and also the material costs by sourcing them for yourself.
6.Make The Most Out Of Your Food
The UK throws away around 9.5 million tonnes of food each and every year. This figure is staggering for several reasons. Think of the waste, and think of the money wasted.
We need to making the most out of every bit of food in our fridges by batch cooking, meal prepping and using everything for something.
Got left over bananas? Make banana bread!
7.Turn Things Off at The Plug
I know you’ll have heard this one a thousand times, but it is simply true!
If you leave a device plugged in, for example a microwave, it is still drawing power. Whereas if you turn the microwave off at the source, it stops the flow of electrical current to the microwave.
Doing so can save the average household up to £90 a year!
8.Just Ditch Your Daily Starbucks
There is absolutely no reason in 2022 why someone should still be getting a daily coffee from Starbucks.
Buy a decent coffee maker at home and a reusable cup just once to replace you daily £5 coffee from starbucks. Watch the savings, and then try to tell me it’s worth spending that money on your morning latte.
9.Take The Takeaways, Away
Learning to cook and how to make tasty meals from your own home not only saves you money but it can be fun for everyone.
Knowing how to cook is a valuable skill nowadays, and more and more people are finding a love in the kitchen.
So, rather than spedning £40 on a takeaway this weekend, spend £10 on some fresh ingredients and get cooking!
Bin the Bottled Water
Bottled water is not only horrible for the environment, but also for your bank account. All you have to do is purchase a good filtration system ONCE, and then you will never have to spend more for water again.
Buying a simple filter jug will cost you under £20, but will give you clean, fresh tasting water for a lifetime.
Second Hand Is The New New!
I myself have pledged to only buy my clothes from second hand sites and sources. This includes:
- Facebook Marketplace
- Chairty shops and vintage shops
This was due to a increase in my clothes spending and wanting to cut it back! But also, it is far more sustainable to shop this way as well as a nice challenge for myself too.
So, I encourage you to shop second hand for your clothes, i promise that you will find all the clothing you could possibly need.