A penny saved is a penny earned, and with our current economy almost everyone is looking to save even a penny if they can. As ladies running the house, you will be surprised at how much you can save by simply keeping a few saving tips in mind. These saving tips do not mean that you have to deny your home any necessities but it simply translates to not wasting your resources and making the best use of them in all possible ways.
Some of these money saving tips are listed below:
- Piggy bank – Every time our currency is broken down into anything lower than a dollar, we tend to misplace these coins. In most cases they will be left around in drawers or forgotten in old handbags when we change to another one. It will help to save up on these coins by putting them in piggy banks. So every time you get a coin in hand, promptly put it into a jar. At the end of them month you can count these coins and use them in a purchase.
- Multi use products – Instead of investing in products that are only useful for one purpose, try and pick out stuff that can come in handy in a more varied area. So a mop cloth that is suitable only to clean the floors should be avoided in preference for a mop that will work on the floors as well as the allow you to use a different head to clean the walls, and even the insides of a bath tub, etc. This will save you the money of buying different types of mop cloths and a single one will serve all the purposes. Right from toiletries to creams to even clothes, picking out the ones that have multiple uses will help tremendously as opposed to investing in products that are good for just one particular task.
- Optimum usage – No matter what the product is you must make sure that you squeeze it of its full utility. Do not discard clothes if they need a small fix, instead opt for a repair option. Similarly try and make you kids clothes and shoes last out till you can. If the clothes have gotten small, pass them on to cousins or younger siblings. Take this philosophy to the kitchen also and before you throw away any food, think if you can put it to any other use. Making full use of your resources will allow you to prevent waste at all levels, and help you save on money without compromising on your lifestyle.
Saving money is not rocket science, and with just a bit of care you will be able to make a huge difference in your monthly savings. So keep the tips listed above in mind and you will be able to save up money that you can put to much better use. So the next time to are planning to spend your money, think again and make sure that your decision is pro saving and not wasteful.