So, here’s money tip number 6!!! Save money on your bills, as many of them as you can of course things like mortgage and homeowners insurance isn’t going to change, but you can control your water bill, power bill, groceries and things like that.
One thing we do everyday which is even better when it stays light outside until 8:30 or so but we open up our blinds all day everyday until it gets dark outside so there is no need to cut on any lights, and that saves us a ton of money. We also try not to run heat and air too much if we can open a window or leave the glass door open with just the screen closed we will, and during the cold times we try to bundle up a lot or start up the fireplace instead of turning on the heat, and get moving run around with the kids and that will take away the need for heat for a while.
As far as saving on water, use as little of it as possible cut the water off while brushing your teeth or while washing dishes, don’t just let the water run!! If you’re throwing a load in the dishwasher don’t turn it on until it is completely full. Another idea that is on our to-do list this spring it to get a large barrel to catch rain water in so we can use that to water our garden, when we had our vegetable garden last year we had a big increase to our water bill so this is going to be a great thing to prevent that from happening again.
You can save lots of money on groceries you just have to do some planning. We shop once a month for all of our groceries (except fresh produce) we save a lot of money that way because we know ahead of time what we have and what our meals are going to be so we don’t just go shopping all the time and end up picking up stuff we really don’t need. Also, stock up when items are on sale especially meats!! I found a wonderful sale on meats this months shopping trip and got it for half the price it usually is. Using coupons is another great thing, if you have the time, and I just don’t have the time to do them at all so that’s one tip I would really love to learn more about how to easily do too!! Hope you enjoy all the tips we’ve been giving and hope you learned something new, tell us about it in the comments!