Owning a home can be expensive here are ways to save money around the house. By making a few changes you can start saving money around the house.
Being a homeowner is expensive business these days. The cost of buying a home in the first place is starting to get out of control. Even after you’ve managed to save up the money for a deposit and found a house that is in your budget, you’ll still be spending a lot of cash.
How to Save Money Around The House
The running costs of a home are always going up and first time buyers often underestimate how much it’s going to cost. If you’ve been renting and all of the repairs etc. are covered by your landlord, you won’t be used to paying for it all yourself. You shouldn’t let that put you off buying your own place though, you just need to use these simple tricks to cut the cost of running your home.
Other ways to help around the house:
Cut Your Insurance Bill
Home insurance is a necessary cost and avoiding it can easily come back to bite you if you end up getting broken into. Even though you can’t avoid it completely, you can massively cut the amount that you’re paying.
Installing security cameras and lights, reinforcing locks, and making sure all entry points are secured, you’ll make it harder for people to get into the house and the insurance company will adjust the price of your policy allowing you to save money.
Save money around the house by maintenance
Fixing up the house is time-consuming and costs money so you might think it’s better to avoid it if you want to cut the cost of running the house. The thing is, the damage that is left is only going to get worse until it gets to the point where you’ve got no choice but to fix it.
By that time, the repairs will be way more expensive than they would have been if you just made small repairs in the first place. Always do regular maintenance and see do things yourself as far as possible. Maintaining your house will save you money.
Things like paper towels, paper plates, and other 1-time use items can be a big waste of money. Switching to cloth towels, napkins, and other multiple-use items you’ll be saving a lot of money around the house.
Shop in bulk
Shopping in bulk can save a lot of money. If you have containers to store flour, sugar, and other pantry staples in you can really save a lot on your grocery bill.
Save money shop seasonally
Shopping for things in season will save you money. Things like fruits and veggies that are in season will be cheaper. Another thing to look out for are sales after big holidays like Christmas, Halloween, etc. You can get some really great deals.
Make Your Own Cleaning Products
Save money around the house by making your own cleaning products. I started doing this during the pandemic because I just couldn’t find the supplies I needed.
I’m now saving money and I’m not worried about being out of stock of any cleaning supplies I need. You can see those recipes:
Grow Your Own Herbs
I just recently made my own indoor herb garden and I’m so happy I did. Whenever a recipe calls for herbs I have them on hand. Our indoor herb garden hangs on the wall and doesn’t take up much room. See for yourself how easy it can be to make one.
Knowing where your money is going will help you save money around the house. Setting and keeping a budget is key to knowing where your money is going. It will also allow you to see where some areas of your budget can be cut if necessary. I’ve got a mini-budget planner you can download.
Eat-in and meal plan
Eating out costs a lot and having a meal plan together will help you stay on track. I’ve got a meal planning printable you can download to help you stay on track.
Save Money at Home Cut the cable!
We did this years ago and I thought I’d miss it but I don’t. There’s so much to watch on YouTube. We also have Amazon Prime and Netflix so really we never run out of things to watch!
Buying appliances seems counterproductive when you’re trying to save money but you’ve got to think of the long term. Older appliances are very inefficient and use a lot of energy while newer ones use minimal amounts.
With the price of electricity and gas going up all the time, anything you can do to use less energy will save you a lot of money in the long run. Replacing your fridges, washing machines etc. with newer models will cost a lot upfront but you’ll make all that money back in a year or two in reduced bills. You can also save loads of cash by swapping out your light bulbs for newer LED ones.
Make a few simple changes and you can make the cost of running your house a lot cheaper.