We all want to save but our day to day expenditures are always a hindrance. For all those who think that big changes are required to save money; You may be unaware of these little hacks that I have been using. These 7 tips will allow you to make a huge difference with your money.
1. Spend wisely on clothing and other accessories.
You can easily stick to your old wardrobe even when fashion changes and add to it with accessories when needed. When you’re buying clothes, try opting for ones that you can wash easily rather than spending money on dry cleaning. Buy outfits that match something else in your wardrobe, so you don’t have to buy different things each time. Most importantly, go to sales. Pay less and get the best!
2. Make a log.
Like many other things, keeping track of all your money is highly important. Make a spreadsheet on your computer or even better, on your phone. This will help you keep track of all the money you spend while showing you what you are left with. You can keep a critical amount in savings just to curtail your expenses.
3. Ever thought of generic?
We end up paying insane amounts for products just because of their names. Switch to generic brands, and you’ll be surprised by the money you end up saving.
4. Change your habits.
Over time we all get used to extravagant habits that don’t let us save. It can simply be your daily coffee or lunch that you consume every day. Start making food at home. Make your coffee and carry it to work. Instead of paying for your gym, start walking in the park on a regular basis. These small habits can cause a huge impact on your money.
5. Stick to the basics.
Whenever out for grocery shopping we all end up buying unnecessary stuff that costs us quite a lot. The best way to handle this is to make a grocery list and not buy anything excluded from it. All you need is control over yourself.
6. Save on energy.
Energy is an important part of the money you spend. Start turning off lights at home and use appliances that conserve energy. Whenever you exit a room, don’t forget to turn the light off. During winters, turn down the thermostat especially when you leave home. You will see that most of your money spent is on electricity, water, and heating. Once cut down, your expenses will decrease.
7. Don’t drive everywhere.
Many of us are used to driving everywhere we go regardless of the distance. The money spent on fuel is highly significant. Stop driving everywhere. Try walking to work, banks and utility stores. If the distance is greater, try opting for public transportation or simply carpool with friends. You can save a lot of money by switching to such alternatives.
These 7 changes seem pretty minor but once you incorporate them into your lifestyle you will be quite surprised to see the changes they bring in your bank account. Saving money does not always mean starving yourself but to switch to better alternatives. Start applying these and save up for your future.