Top Five Ways to Save Money at Home

October 31, 2018

1. Tailor your clothes to fit you so that you can finally stop saying, “I have nothing to wear!” Maybe you take a few pieces to the tailor so that they fit you perfectly. I personally like to tailor certain pieces at home. This may be taking up the hem of a pair of pants, taking in the waist on a shirt or adding in a lining to an itchy wool sweater. Does it take a little extra time? Yes. Will it save you in the long run? Absolutely, in both time and money.  

 

 2. Take clippings from plants and put them in a mason jar for a quick bit of color in your bathroom, on your night table or on the dining room table. When the clipping start sprouting roots, plant it. You have just created a new plant without spending a dollar!

 

3. Organize your pantry. Items that are about to expire set them on the counter. This also goes for items in your fridge. Create a meal prep using those items so that you don’t end up throwing them in the trash. One website that will create a recipe with the items you have on hand is called MyFridgeFood and the other is called SuperCook.

 

4. Don't throw out your shoes, until you check to see if a little TLC can save them. White sneakers can be polished up with toothpaste and an old toothbrush. The same goes for running shoes. Take dish soap in warm water and scrub shoes with that same old toothbrush. Throw some baking soda in the foot bed to freshen them up. As far as leather shoes go, find that shoe polish kit that you stashed away in some closet and buff out your shoes. They may not be new but they will look good as new and you will save on having to go out and buy a new pair of shoes.

 

 

5. Before going out to buy something look around your house to see if you already own that item or something similar. Often we go out and buy items that if we were a bit more creative we could use something we already own.

 

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