To me saving money doesn’t always mean giving up the things you enjoy or the items you want. It doesn’t mean to live this weird crazy lifestyle like some people think. Give these money saving habits a try and see how much money you can put back in your pockets.
Doing some of the simplest things such as watching your bank account or your spending are great money saving habits. It’s little tips like below that can help you save the most. But you don’t realize it because you are already doing it. If you were to stop you will see what I’m talking about.
Enough with the talking. Let’s put some money back in your pockets.
14 Money Saving Habits to put Money in Your Pockets
1. Invest in your saving.
Make it a habit to put money in your savings with every paycheck. If all you could afford to put away is a dollar this week then you put that dollar away. You will be surprised at how much your saving start growing.
2. Budget your money.
Budgeting your money makes it a lot easier to make your money last. If you are looking for a budgeting method to try, learn more about the 50/20/30 Budgeting Method.
3. Save your change.
This one sounds like a obvious one but believe it or not a lot of people do not save their change. This is another way to save money without you even realizing that you are putting money away.
4. Change all your light bulbs to energy saving bulbs.
Sounds like something that’s too simple to save money right. Believe it or not doing small things such as changing out your light bulbs can save you money in the long run.
5. Change you air filters in your home frequently.
Changing your air filters when you should will help take some of the strain off your central unit. Which in return will save on your electric bill. If you have pets I would change it more often because of the animal hair.
6. Stop buying water bottles A.S.A.P.
Buying water bottle can get costly. It’s crazy the amount of money you’ll save from switching from water bottles to a refillable water bottles and a filtered pitcher at home. Here are a few if you are interested in buying one.
- Brita Grand 10 Cup Water Pitcher
- Pur Classic 18 Cup Water Dispenser
- Brita Marina 8 Cup Water Pitcher
- Brita Tap Water Faucet Filtration System
7. Wash clothes in cold water.
This tip is a 2 in 1. Washing your clothes in cold water not only saves you money but it helps save your clothes from fading. No fading means your clothes will last longer saving you even more money in the long run.
8. Get money back on items you are already purchasing.
Help you save money when you are shopping online. They help find promo codes as well as give you a percentage back on what your spent. Take advantage of today’s technology and save some money.
9. Plan your meals.
Having a meal plan for the week helps save tons. You will already have a plan for dinner tonight. So need to stop by a fast food restaurant. Every 2 days have a left over night. Planning out your meals will help you out more than you know.
10. Don’t impulse buy.
This one sounds like a obvious one. I see it every day and more times than none I also hear “Well I’ve been wanting it for a while” or “I got it at a good price”. Ok yeah I understand you got it at a good price but think about the money you would have saved if you didn’t but it at all.
Really seriously think, do you really really need or want that item. Say you do, OK that’s fine. Wait for it to go on sale and use coupons, promo codes, and rebate programs to save even more money.
11. Trade babysitting.
Find some moms or maybe even your own family that would be interested in switch a couples days out the month and baby sit each others kids. This is a win-win for everyone. It will help put money back in your pocket and them some in theirs as well. No need to pay for a baby sitter anymore.
D.i.y. to me is one of the top money saving habits to put money back in your pocket. You can create, make and do so many things yourself. Why buy hair wax and face scrubs when you can make it at home. Or why pay to have your oil changed when you can d.i.y.
13. Bringing your lunch to work.
Bring food to work definitely helps your pockets out. Eating fast food 3-5 times a week can get very expensive. So why spend money at McDonalds when you can bring left overs from last night. Helps cut down waste on food too.
14. Keep track of your spending.
Last on the list. Keep track of your spending. You can’t save money when you don’t even know where your money is even going. Keep up with your banking accounts. I hear it all the time about people not knowing something was being taken out their bank account for months. That could be money you are flushing down the toilet.
I really hope you enjoyed this list of money saving habits to put money in your pockets. If you have any ideas you would like to add. Please leave a comment below. We love hearing from you.
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