Part 1 of the Saving Money Series: The Electric Bill
Today we are going to talk about saving money around the house. You can save money everywhere! A lot of these could overlap with saving on the electric bill but I tried my best not to. Although you’ll probably have realised by now that the electric bill is the easier one to save on. As you can also use a site like simplyswitch.com to help you compare cheaper energy providers (it’s not just homes that do this, but also businesses as well!). So if you are a business owner, or want to save some pennies on your electric bill then you should check out cheaper energy (and business energy) sites.
Stop buying paper towels! At our house we buy 1 or 2 rolls a year just in case something nasty happens like Kaia has tummy issues or something. We use cloth towels 99.9% of the time.
Use cloth napkins. You can buy them or make them yourself. Very east project
Use a reusable duster that you just toss in the washer.
Ditch your swiffer or find reusable swifter pads on etsy.
Ditch the coffee filters use reusable ones or use a french press.
Make all your own cleaners. So much cheaper and good for the environment.
Sweep your tile/wood/any other kind of hard floors rather than vacuum.
Start a compost and recycle. The more you compost and recycle the less trash you have and the less trash bags you will use.
Use reusable snack bags and lunch boxes. Stop wasting money on disposable and start reusing them. There are adorable ones available on etsy or you can try to make them yourself.
Make your own pillows. When we moved into our apartment I made all of our pillows and stuffed them with the stuffing from pillows I wasn’t using anymore.
Buy used or slightly damaged furniture. Check out my post on inexpensive furniture. I learned my lesson and probably will never buy new again (except couches).
Create art yourself to decorate or find cool stuff at yard sales
Use drop clothes to create curtains, rugs, and pretty much anything you can imagine!
Yard sale to get awesome things so your house isn’t so matchy matchy right out of a catalog. Plus just the search is a fun adventure!
This is definitely just the start of saving money at home and I would love to hear how you save money around your house!