Are you always on the lookout for ways to save a few dollars here and there but don’t quite know where to start? We have 20 great ways to help you save for that rainy day!
- One night a week turn off all the lights in the house and use candles and torches, lanterns. Relaxing and so much fun for the kids!
- Unplug all of the non essential electrical appliances when not in use. This easy trick can save you a lot of money over the years.
- Always hang your laundry outside in the sun. Your laundry will be whiter, smell cleaner and cost you way less than using a dryer – use a portable drying rack for quick loads.
- Buy laundry powder in bulk from Big W, K-mart or Bunnings etc.
- Buy what you can in no name brands. Sugar, flours, salt, pepper, dried herbs, sauces etc. You’ll have significant savings without noticing any difference in quality.
- Buy seasonal fruit and veges from your local markets before buying from supermarkets.
- Always turn the lights off when you leave a room. This adds up to big savings.
- Do all your washing of clothes in cold water.
- Keep a container in the kitchen sink and clean dishes by hand as you use them. Use the dishwasher only if it is full.
- Invest in a slow cooker or use your own more regularly to cook cheaper cuts of meat and create delicious dinners.
- Consider upgrading your older appliances for newer models as the newer models are more energy efficient and will save you money on utilities.
- Try shopping at ALDI and Costco when you can to make substantial savings on your grocery bill.
- If you can grow anything to eat then do! Try herbs, potatoes, pumpkins and tomatoes first as they are easy to grow.
- Cook your favourite meals in bulk and freeze in serving size containers for your ‘take away’ night. Consider curries, burrito mix, casseroles etc.
- One night a week try to only eat what’s leftover in the freezer or fridge. Make a soup, casserole, curry or pies.
- Eat any leftover dinner for lunch the next day if you can.
- Don’t buy takeaway coffee – make it at home and use a thermos.
- Take your lunch to work.
- Try making homemade pet food – Find one your pets will love. Or stretch bought food with boiled vegetables and leftovers.
- Only stock up on items that are on sale at the supermarket if you use them!
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