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12 Money-Saving Habits To Weave Into Your Routine

Every little bit counts! We're all trying to save here, so try these money-saving tips to make your life a little bit smoother. Want one more way to make the most of your money? Look for the Box Tops for Education™ logo! Each Box Tops clip is worth 10 cents for your child’s school!

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1. Take cold showers!

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This will save money on your energy bill, and if you can't stand cold showers, you'll probably end up having a cheaper water bill too! It's a win-win.

2. Only shop for groceries after you've eaten.

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Shopping when you're hungry might lead you to buy a lot of things you probably didn't need.

Bonus tip: use a basket instead of a cart to limit what you purchase!

3. Cancel your cable subscription, read more books.

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If you really need all those channels, find an online streaming alternative. Otherwise, relax and read that book you've been meaning to catch up on for so long.

4. Don't go out to lunch. Make something tasty yourself instead!

You'll appreciate it more, save money, and probably eat healthier too!

5. And to take that a step further, get a reusable lunch box and actual silverware instead of disposable stuff.

If you just reuse what you have, you won't have to buy new stuff when you run out! It makes so much sense!
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If you just reuse what you have, you won't have to buy new stuff when you run out! It makes so much sense!

6. Try to only eat out once or twice a week.

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In other words, learn how to cook!

7. Ditch soft drinks and juice, just drink water instead!

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It'll save you money, and it's honestly a lot better for your health anyway.

8. Get a change jar for all those loose coins in your pocket at the end of the day.

You'll be surprised how quickly it can add up!

9. Make your own coffee.

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Seriously, have you seen what they're charging these days at coffee shops? You can make the same exact thing without dropping $5 a trip.

10. Don't let your thermostat ruin your budget.

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Heating can be pretty expensive, so instead of paying massive bills each month, find other creative ways to stay warm! Sweaters are all the rage during the cooler months, just sayin'.

11. When scrubbing your dishes, turn the water off.

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Yeah, it takes some water to do the dishes well, but you definitely don't have to leave the water running the entire time. It all adds up!

12. Ride a bike!

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If possible, drive your car as little as possible! And when you absolutely must, see if you can carpool.

And most importantly, don't throw away Box Tops!

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Each Box Tops clip is worth 10 cents for your child’s school! Don’t trash those dimes in disguise.