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20 Small Changes That Will Save You Big Money Around the House

November 12th, 2020

Everyone has their own ways of saving money. And while there are lots of “big” ways to save—like downsizing your house or getting rid of a car—there are plenty of smaller changes you can make to save money, too. You probably already know about some of them—like getting rid of subscriptions you don’t use, for example. However, these are more of “one time” savings.

The good news is that there are plenty of other actions that can save you money. Over time, these actions can become habits that will save you a ton. Even better is that these small changes will add up to a nice chunk of change. 

Ready to stop overspending and start saving with small, actionable goals? Here’s how to save around the house: 

  1. Get a quality case for your phone to avoid expensive repairs
  2. Have leather goods refinished instead of buying new ones
  3. Save jars and containers for storage and organization
  4. Take broken shoes in for repair instead of throwing them out
  5. Keep your drains clean to avoid plumbing issues later
  6. Save shoe boxes to use for storage and organization
  7. Sand down scratched wood surfaces and refinish them
  8. Use a de-piller to make fabrics look brand new
  9. Use old towels and t-shirts for cleaning instead of throwing them away
  10. Give area rugs a face lift with a deep clean
  11. Learn how to change your own oil and fluids to save money on auto maintenance
  12. Use baking soda, distilled white vinegar, and dish soap instead of specialized cleaning products
  13. Save coffee grounds to use as fertilizer
  14. Start a compost heap to create fertile soil for your garden 
  15. Hang dry laundry to save on electricity costs
  16. Switch from incandescent to LED bulbs
  17. Cut lotion, sunscreen, and makeup tubes open in order to get every last drop
  18. Make sure your windows seal tightly and aren’t letting in drafts
  19. Run wash cycles on cold instead of hot
  20. Always turn off the lights when you leave a room

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