9 Unconventional Ways to Save Money
Are you looking for ways to save some money?
Most of us do, but only a few people know how to really achieve this. Of course, everyone knows about savings accounts and putting change in a jar, but if you really want to do it right, you need to learn every trick in the book.
This article won’t speak of banks that return some of your spending or a good savings account plan you should follow. Instead, it’ll share some unconventional ways to save money.
Exclusive deals are one of the strongest marketing strategies sellers use nowadays. If you want to save some money, trolling for last-minute deals is an excellent start.
Some of the deals will be too good to be true. Some of them will be fake, created solely for the purpose of attracting more customers. The more you get into this, the faster you can determine which deals will save you money and which will only make you spend more.
Get Free Haircuts
We all need to have our hair cut every once in a while. By making an appointment with students who are training to become hairdressers, you can get your haircuts for free or for a minimal fee.
Cut Down on Shower Time
No one says you shouldn’t shower, but spending half an hour under the shower every day costs more than you know. Bear an occasional cold shower when the weather is too hot or simply minimize your shower time to save money.
Give Up Those Expensive Habits
Ditching the alcohol and cigarettes can save you more than you can imagine. This isn’t just expensive, but also bad for your health.
Become a Couch Potato
This is just metaphorical, of course. I most certainly don’t recommend that you become one.
What do you do for fun? Do you go out to have drinks, pay tickets to see a movie at the cinema or perhaps dine in a fine restaurant?
This is not a bad thing since it helps you socialize and refuel. However, it might be a good idea to stay in every once in a while.
If you want to save some money, it is time to cut down on those entertainment expenses. Instead of going to the cinema or grabbing a drink at every chance you get, turn yourself into a couch potato and watch some movies at home. This is relaxing and saves you some money you’d otherwise waste by going out.
See Also: 50 Ways To Relax Without Spending Money
Exercise at Home
The gym is beneficial to those who visit it, but you can actually save a lot of money by exercising at home. Stream some fitness classes or purchase aerobic videos at a low cost.
You can even use those free-of-charge YouTube videos to get your fitness groove on. No one says that you have to spend a fortune to exercise and look well.
Turn Off the Water When Washing the Dishes
You do need water to wash them, of course. But, do you really have to keep it running while you scrub?
People spend a lot of time scrubbing dishes in their lifetime which causes them to spend extra water unnecessarily. Water conservation isn’t just cost-effective, but it actually helps preserve our environment.
So, you’re basically being eco-friendly while saving some pennies in the process.
Make Your Own Home Products
Have you ever thought about the money you spend on home products?
Let’s start with the air freshener.
You are probably buying some aromatic sprays and candles, maybe even some of those fancy wallflowers with fragrance or the aromatic scent packs for the toilet seat. Wanting your home to smell well is perfectly fine, but you can actually achieve this without spending a small fortune.
A bit of essential oil and baking soda can help you deodorize almost everything. You can even make your own reed diffuser.
What about those cleaning products?
There are so many of them and they need to be replaced so often! DIY cleaners aren’t only cost-effective, but also good for your home and your health. Basically, they include the most basic natural ingredients you have in your home.
You can make your own effective cleaner by using a combination of some of the following products:
- baking soda
- olive oil
Turn Off the Lights
We often underestimate how much the little things can add to our electricity bills. To save some pennies, try to flick the light switch every time you leave a room. If you don’t have the habit to do this, it will be exhausting at first (make yourself go back to the room to turn off the light if you forget this). However, after a short while, it will become a very cost-effective habit.
Ready to save some money? These tricks should save help you save some money without causing you to eliminate those small luxuries you have in your life. Good savings!
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Author: Nadica Metuleva
Nadica is a freelance writer with over six years of content writing experience. She holds a Master’s degree in English and a Bachelor degree in translation. In her years in the field of linguistics and writing, Nadica has become highly efficient in research in order to create original work.