You probably already know that remembering to flip the lights when you leave a room can save money in the long run, but what are some other not-so-common techniques that people are using these days to save money? These are 10 ways that people are spending less and saving more.
Get Permanent Makeup
It might sound a little ridiculous, but if you find yourself applying makeup every morning, wearing it throughout the day, wiping it off at night, and waking up the next day only to repeat the process all over again, it may make financial sense to just get permanent makeup. Tattooed eyeliner is rising in popularity as a makeup solution for those who tend to wear it on a regular basis.
Move Your Graduation Date Closer
If you happen to be in school, then you probably know that the longer you stay there, the more it’s going to cost over the long term. If you’re currently at part time status, try moving yourself to full time to reach your graduation date more quickly.
Garden Instead of Buy
Why buy vegetables and fruit when you could simply grow them for much cheaper. What’s even more cost effective is to become a vegetarian and live entirely off of your garden.
Flush Less Often
You may have heard of your grandparents doing this in the “old days,” but as it turns out, granny and gramps were onto something. Flushing only for bowel movements not only saves on electricity, but it dramatically lessens the water bill.
Double Your Recipes for Leftovers
Instead of cooking just enough to fill everyone’s stomachs with nothing left behind, cook in surplus so that you can have leftovers for the next few days. This will save you loads, and it will eliminate the need to have to dig into other groceries.
Detach from Bottled Water
Bottled water seems feasible when it’s marketed properly, but it is possibly one of the biggest wastes of money in grocery and convenience stores to date. Buy a water filter and bottle your own water at home if you can’t seem to shake the “bottled” habit.
Put Away 10 Dollars a Week
It probably wouldn’t hurt either to start putting $10/week away into a shoebox. $10 is an increment that most people can afford, and you probably won’t even notice that you’re saving due to the low commitment level.
Combine Cell Phone Plans with Relatives
If you’ve ever been a part of a family cell phone plan, you probably noticed that everyone saves more when there are more people on the plan. This is why it’s financially wise to bring close and distant relatives all onto the same plan so that everyone can save money.
Learn to Cut Your Family’s Hair
Haircuts are expensive, and this is especially true if you’ve got a large family that constantly needs trimming. Instead of shelling money out seemingly all the time, learn how to give basic haircuts and you could save as much as hundreds if your family is big enough!
Share Internet Subscriptions
Lastly, share internet subscriptions and split the cost between the users. Movie subscription services often allow unlimited users and devices to stream, so why wouldn’t you share this kind of service?
Overall, there are limitless ways to save all around you. Try incorporating a few of these tips into your daily routine to see how much you can save!