While I am doing the 52 Week Challenge, there are many more ways to save money than just 52. Here are 60 ways to save money that will improve your finances! And once you’re done reading and ready to take on some additional challenges of ways to save money, then reading tips on extra ways to save money, along with fun ways to save money will be perfect way to continue your quest on ways to save money!
60 Ways to Save Money
- Get as many free samples as you can through social media, newsletters and on freebie websites and blogs. The stuff you get here prevents you from having to buy it. You can check out the freebie section of the blog for the latest samples and freebies.
- Eat smaller portions. The less you eat, the less your grocery bill will be. There are also great grocery money save ways to check out to help you save on your grocery bill.
- Buy seasonings and spices in bulk. You will pay approximately 75% less for them than if you buy them in packages/jars.
- Downgrade your living space and rent somewhere smaller. If you are not renting, where can you downgrade in your home?
- Weatherize your home for both warm weather and cooler weather. Air leaks lead to lost energy in both heating and air conditioning.
- Cut your own hair and your children’s hair.
- Borrow everything you can. This can be tools, books and movies or anything you can think of! Look in your community for resources and lending libraries. Many communities even have lawn and garden lending libraries, so save your money on purchasing these and borrow instead.
- Wash some of your clothing by hand. Delicates, jeans and rags can often be washed by hand and hung up to dry.
- Make your own cleaning supplies. Just do a quick search on Pinterest and you will find many recipes for anything from laundry soap to toilet cleaner.
- Use vinegar to clean. It is amazingly versatile and had antibacterial uses. And, it is really cheap!
- Buy dry goods for baking in bulk. Don’t pay extra for packaging.
- Use coupons whenever it makes sense to do so. You can find these in newspapers, on websites and available to print online.
- Find free ways to entertain yourself. The best places to look for free entertainment is your local independent newspaper and the public library.
- Maintain your vehicle with regular tune-ups and oil changes.
- Carpool to work. If there is not a carpool system formed, make one!
- Take your lunch from home. Brown-bagging it can save you hundreds of dollars a year.
- Buy your clothing second hand. You would not believe all the name brand clothing in excellent condition at thrift stores.
- Create a gift closet. This is an area in your home where you store generic gifts for things like house warming, wedding, children’s birthday parties and holiday white elephant gifts.
- Avoid paying any fees by paying things on time.
- Do the 52 Week Money Challenge. By the end of the year, you will have almost $2,000 by just putting away a few dollars each week!
- Stop buying convenience food. Many of the things you pay for are simple things you could do yourself with just 5 minutes of your time.
- Learn to mend clothing so it lasts longer. If you have no skills, getting things like jeans fixed usually only costs $5 or less. This will save you from having to buy another pair.
- Know when to splurge and when to save. Some things really are “you get what you pay for”.
- Wash your clothing less frequently. If you only wore it for a couple hours or used a towel once there is really no need to wash it right away.
- Create a price book so you know when a sale is a good one so you can stock up.
- Cut off cable. Instead, so a streaming service.
- Cloth diaper. While this may not sound initially appealing, you will save hundreds of dollars over the course of your child’s diaper years.
- Buy from farmer’s markets. You can often negotiate price and most of the time, the food is local. This is a great way to get organic at a lower price.
- Get regular doctor and dentist checkups. Keeping an eye out for any medial issues before they become expensive problems will not only save your health, but your wallet, too.
- Send in rebates. It is easy once you get the hand of it.
- Wash your car at home.
- Utilize leftovers.
- Buy cheaper cuts of meat and cook them in your slow cooker. Doing so will tenderize them.
- Make your own bread. A homemade loaf can cost as little as a quarter.
- Teach your children about responsible money use.
- Eat food that is in season.
- Don’t automatically buy the larger package. Sometimes, the smaller on is cheaper per unit.
- Only make as much food as will be eaten and watch food waste.
- Re-use everything you can.
- Don’t automatically call an expert to fix your problem. You may be able to do it yourself.
- Go meat-free once a week. Doing so can save you up to $10 a week or more!
- Drive less often. Walking is not only good for you, but good for your car’s wear and tear and your gas tank.
- Drink more water. It’s practically free!
- Skip eating out as much as possible.
- Don’t shop for entertainment. Instead, find something else to occupy your time or set a very strict budget for it.
- Sign up for rewards programs. You could save on gas and groceries!
- Stock up when you find a good sale. If it is something you use a lot of, get ion the habit of buying at least 6 month’s worth when the sale is good.
- Comparison shop. You can do this in-store by just looking online.
- Apply for any help you qualify for. WIC, SNAP and LIEAP is there to help low income folks make ends meet. If you qualify don’t feel any share about taking the help that is there.
- Make lists before you go shopping. You will feel less tempted to do impulse buying.
- Plan your meals. Even if you just do it weekly, you will see the savings add up.
- Do some gardening. Just growing a little can save you when it comes time to harvest.
- Know when the sales cycles are and shop them.
- Buy off label medications. They contain the same ingredients as the name brand stuff and in the same formula.
- Don’t impulse shop. Practice waiting to buy especially if the purchase is big.
- Buy quality furniture. This is one area where you don’t want to go cheap.
- Sign up for Amazon Prime. You can get a free 30 day trail and with it comes free 2 day shipping on many products!
- Shop discount stores. You never know what you will find.
- Buy meat in bulk. If you don’t have the storage space, go in on a bulk purchase with a friend or family member.
- Don’t buy disposables items. Use rags instead of paper towels.
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There are so many other ways that you can save money. I know we just listed 60, but there are hundreds of ways you can save money. If you’re working out in the yard, there are ways to save money Landscaping. Then you can go all hard core- extreme like and find extreme ways to save money.
If you have teens, they can learn how to save money by reading tips on ways to save money teenagers.
What are some ways that you save money?
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