Skip to main content

Wednesday Five Saving Money Tips


Here are some quick tips on this Wednesday--the first day of October!

1. Turn off the compute/laptop at night.
I admit I am so guilty of not doing this simple thing--and guess what? Leaving the computer on 24/7 is one of the biggest drains of electricity.

2. Try shopping at consignment stores for great values on clothes and more. Consignment stores are different than thrift stores because they have high standards for what they'll accept and thrift stores just tend to sell whatever is donated to them regardless of condition. Also, check out consignment stores in high end locales.

3. Size up a sale When you find a great sale on kids clothes, buy the current size of the item, plus the next size up.

4. Turn of running water. Don't let the water run wen brushing teeth and washing dishes. By turning off that running water you can save up to two gallons of water a minute!

5. Use only your debit card (no cash!) for a week. You can track your spending and chances are that you will cut back on impulse buying (don't really need that pack of gum after all) if you have to go through the process of using your card. Just give it a try...what have you got to lose?

Comments

Lori P. said…
Great ideas! These little things add up quickly.

Another thing you can do is unplug electronics when not in use (cell phone charger, toaster, etc.).

Confessions of a Baltimore Housewife

Popular posts from this blog

How To Make Some Extra Money From Home

Need to make some extra money so you can save some money? Or if you need some extra income to help with living expenses, try some freelance writing on the weekends.

Here are some sites to check out that will pay for articles submitted. Read each site's terms and conditions to make sure you are comfortable with how and when they pay, rights to articles you write, etc.

1. AssociatedContent.com
2. Sheknows.com
3. Suite101.com
4. Examiner,com
5. Internet Brands
6. Demand Studios.com
7. JustAnswer.com
8. Helium.com
9. Mahalo.com
10.wisegeek.com

How to Save $10,000 This Year

I first posted this last Jan. (2011)- thought it was worthwhile posting again this year! Also, I mistakenly entered $24.40 in the original post as the amount to save each day-the correct amount is $27.40. 




Yes, you can save (or make--depending on how you look at it!) $10,000 by the end of this year, and it is really pretty easy.

Save $27.40 each day, and after 365 days, you will have saved $10,001 dollars.

Of course, since we are now about 14 days in to Jan., you will need to adjust that savings a bit- but still, you get the gist, right?

And if you save $10 a day, you can still have $3,650.

How about $5 a day? That will give you a nice savings of $1,825.

How to save money each day? Here are a few ideas:


Skip Starbucks--make your own coffee
Skip the take-out lunch--make peanut butter and jelly snadwiches
Make spaghetti 2 times a week--skip the meat
Buy a water filter and drink tap water--skip the bottled waters
Put back one item from your grocery cart each time you shop--and save the co…

Things To Do With Empty Cans of Soup

All of these ideas start with a clean empty soup can with no jagged edges. For some you may want to peel off the labels, others you might just leave the labels on!



1.. Having a picnic? Use empty Campbells soup cans as utensil holders for plastic forks and spoons on the picnic tables. (leave labels on ..adds a colorful unique touch!)

2.. Make a Halloween Decoration. Cover a soup can in black construction paper or fabric. Add some cut out eyes. For wings, color a paper plate black, Cut the plate in half. For each half, cut scalloped edges along one side, then glue "wings" to the side of the "bat can."

And a few more easy ways to recycle empty soup cans:

3. Use a nail and hammer to poke hole sin the bottom of sop cans and use as herb planters. Place a plastic lid under can to prevent rust stains.
4. Make Candlesticks (great tutorial from "Me Making Do")
5. Make a Flower-Shaped Cookie Cutter.
6. Make a Hanukkah Gift out of a soup can.
7. Make a Christmas Lum…