Home money saving ideas


We all want to reduce our monthly bottom line.

After all, keeping a household up and running can cost a bundle. The best ways to save money are those that reduce the cost of items we've already budgeted for.

If you consult this list before buying supplies or turning on power-hungry appliances, you can save a pile of cash on the items and services that directly affect your financial bottom line.

These money saving ideas can help.

Money Saving Ideas for Grocery Shopping

  • Purchase only what you need.
  • Buy products in bulk.
  • Download or clip - and use - coupons.

  • Purchase laundry products with boosters, such as color-safe bleach.


How to Save Money on Storage and Organization

  • Use baskets and ceramic mugs as catchalls for odds and ends. Easy organizing fix; no cost.

How to Save On Your Energy Bills

  • Turn off all unnecessary lights.

  • Lower the thermostat to 68 degrees F (20 degrees C) in winter; raise it to 78 degrees F (26 degrees C) in summer.
  • Lower your water heater's setting to 120 degrees F (49 degrees C).

  • Use your microwave instead of the conventional oven for reheating.
  • Choose the smallest pan for the job.
  • Turn off electric burners shortly before the end of the allotted cooking time.
  • Preheat your oven only if the recipe you're using calls for it.
  • Use a pressure cooker when you're making soups and stews.
  • Cover water that you've set to boil.
  • Run appliances at night or on weekends when rates are lower.
  • Use your dishwasher's Light Wash cycle for lightly soiled dishes.
  • Choose the dishwasher's Cool Dry setting instead of Hot Dry.










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