08 Feb 8 Easy Ways to Save Money Around the House.

The start of each year is a good time to take a look at your daily spending and start budgeting! One of the easiest ways to start saving a bit here and there is to take a look at your own home!

Consider these ideas that can help save money around the house.

  1. Seal drafts to save energy. Air leaks account for much of the heat loss from an older home. Sealing these drafts can hundreds of dollars per year.
  2. Lower the heat. Turning down the heat a degree or two or installing a programmable thermostat can save up to 2% on your heating bill for every degree in reduced heat!
  3. Go fluorescent. Change incandescent bulbs to compact fluorescent, which use less energy to operate.
  4. Run full loads. Avoid running half loads of laundry and dishes to save water and energy.
  5. A splash of cold. Use cold water in your laundry.
  6. Read the news online. Cancel home delivery of newspapers or magazines that pile up unread.
  7. Get handy. Tackle household projects on your own, if you can, instead of hiring someone for painting, garden work or tending the lawn.
  8. Go green when you clean. Learn how to make homemade solutions of vinegar, baking soda and dish soap.

 

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