25 food storage tips

These are some fabulous storage tips for anyone wanting a more organised fridge or freezer.

Ways to save money fast around the house today

Make saving money a habit like brushing your teeth. I like to think of my finances as a ‘rinse and repeat’ process. Make the saving and then keep repeating that action.

Perfection is when there’s nothing else to take away

Some people think they’ve done enough. They think there’s nothing more they can do to save. Wrong.
 
There are endless ways to save and penny-pinching is an ongoing habit and journey. Think of saving as ‘preventative maintenance’ if you’ve reached this point.

Today I’m dishing up a few super fast tips on ways you can save money fast around the house.


Cook In Bulk

Let’s talk ‘hump day’ Wednesday. We’ve made it through Monday and Tuesday cooking each night and heading off to bed at a reasonable hour. But then Wednesday hits. For some, Wednesday is that ‘into-the-week’ but ‘not-quite-the-weekend-day.’ Boredom and lethargy often sets in.
I know. You might say to the family ‘Let’s order takeaway!’
 
This could add some excitement to the week without any of us leaving the couch – yay!!!
 
Plus. We won’t have to cook and leave the house – especially if we order delivery. Bad move.
 
You’ll likely spend three times what a trip to the kitchen or freezer might cost. If you do this often, you’ll find this habit soon burns a hole in your pocket. For the average family this amounts to up to $40 per week.
 
Here are some solutions; 
  • Make up a big soup on a Sunday night using leftover veggies from the week
  • Freeze the soup and keep it for Wednesday when that takeaway craving hits
  • Think ahead: Buy frozen chips, fish and pizza and keep in the freezer

Learn DIY tricks

When you own your own home, things go wrong. The bathroom tap might come off its spring or a fence paling might come loose. Your first instinct might be to hire a tradie to get issues fixed. But this can get expensive, when you can find a DIY fix instead.

Avoid Calling Out The Handyman

When you own your own home, things can and will go wrong. Our first instinct is often to hire somebody and get them to sort out the problem. But that can often end up being very expensive and unnecessary.

Suppose, for instance, you’ve got a blocked drain. Instead of calling out contractors, look for things you can try to unblock a drain first that are much less expensive. The same applies for if you’ve got a problem with your guttering or if the caulking in your shower is peeling away from the wall. Home remedies often work just fine in these circumstances, without having to pay out money for time and labor.


Lose Bad Habits

Your home environment can be your worst enemy if you are trying to quit smoking or drinking. There’s nothing worse than knowing you’ve got boxes of ciggies in the cupboards. Or you’re tempted by cheesecakes and chocolate in the fridge. These temptations test willpower and are usually hard for good-meaning people to resist.

The solution is to remove all temptation from your house. Don’t buy these items when you go shopping. You’ll save money in the short-term, while you pay out less in the long term on health costs.

Avoid The Clothes Dryer

Air drying your clothes is a great way to save money. Dryers are money-sucking monsters.
Here are the benefits:
 
2. Clothes will last longer and you’ll avoid shrinkage

Got outdoor space?

Rig up a retractable clothesline. These only cost a few dollars and fold away when not in use. 
This way you can enjoy the space in your garden when you’re not doing laundry!

Save money at home tips that make life easy

Save money at home and you will certainly make life easy. You can do this from the couch, your oven, through the walls, while switching on lights and many other ways. You won’t have to do any heavy lifting. Read on to discover some quick tips for saving money at home that make life easy.


Insulate your home

Bad insulation is by far one of the biggest energy and money suckers. Do a complete home inventory of all the cracks and spaces that you can better insulate. Remove gaps under doors, put tint on windows and invest in energy efficient systems. Definitely put insulation in the roof and walls if you can afford it.


Bake bread

There are hundreds of types and styles of bread these days. We are spoilt for choice. But take a closer look and you’ll find many additives you wish you didn’t have to decipher. Consider baking your own wholesome bread. You’ll know exactly what’s in your bread and you’ll save money too. You may even become an expert and start a bread baking blog. Now there’s a thought! You will not only save money at home, you might make money from home too! I love a win-win.


Borrow from the library or invest in an Apple TV

Rather than pay for expensive TV subscriptions consider borrowing entertainment from your local library. Depending on your library, you’ll get a couple of weeks to watch them before you have to take them back. Do this for a few months and you may never want to pay for expensive subscriptions again. If you want a solid money-saving investment consider an Apple TV or ChromeCast box. You’ll be able to watch internet TV and YouTube vids on your telly. You’ll save money at home instantly.


Change Lightbulbs

There are plenty of government incentives out there you can take advantage of. Change out those old lightbulbs into more energy efficient ones using a government contractor. You’ll save stacks on energy and your own energy installing them. Enjoy the savings on your next electricity bill.


Buy a house you can afford

Don’t get sucked into the mortgage trap. When purchasing a house, go for one you can afford in an area that won’t break the bank. Prepare to spend time on renovations or living in a less than perfect house. You can do nothing while you wait for your home to gain equity without even lifting a finger. Buy an older house in the right area and you’ll reap the rewards.


Cut down on electricity

Make sure you switch appliances off at the wall between uses. You’ll make big savings over time. This is also a good general fire prevention measure.


Barter with people

Get good at bartering to save money at home. Trade a web design skill with a tradesperson and get some renovation jobs for free. Offer a friend babysitting in return for some home-cooked meals. There are plenty of ways you can barter without exchanging money.


Create your own wall prints

Don’t go buying expensive art when you can print your own. Buy stock photos online. Find an online digital printing company who can deliver the print to you. There are many print-and-deliver services who will get your beautiful artwork up for less.


Reuse empty boxes

Don’t throw out cereal or shoe boxes. Repurpose them and use them for storage to save money at home. Store kids socks, jewellery and ties in drawers. You’ll also save a stack of space in your recycle bin while you organise your house.

Got some great ways to save money at home? Leave them in comments below.

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