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21 Easy Ways To Save Money This Month

Y'all, save those dolla dolla bills early for summer vacay later.

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1. Skip microwave bags and go OG with your too-cold-to-venture-outside movie snack with a jug of popcorn kernels and tasty parmageddon popcorn recipe.

Get the recipe from Soup Addict here and check out more life-changing popcorn ideas here.

Get a 5-pound jug of popcorn kernels from Amazon for $10.73. Prefer some quick flavor? Get a set of five popcorn seasonings for $21.50. (Don't even try to do the math. It'll hurt your brain.)

2. Air out smelly shoes (so they'll live to see a few more seasons) with a pair of charcoal odor deodorizers.

Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

3. Fight the lure of fancy boutique gyms' Instagram-able neon lights and break a sweat at home to YouTube videos. Tone It Up is the right amount of perky and instructional for when the last thing you wanna do is crawl out of bed.

Just remember that while you're enjoying these ~free~ videos, not skipping YouTube ads helps earn these fine people $ for their work.

4. BYO iced coffee with this cold-brew maker because you're weird and love cold caffeine in the winter, too.

It makes four servings. Aka, it basically pays for itself after one use.

Get it from Amazon for $17.78.

5. Nab a free Sephora product sample of an old fave to last you 'til you're feeling richer.

Just ask an associate and you shall receive. You can even — dare we say — game the system and always get a sample instead of shelling out cash for the product.

6. Cut off your cable, quit squinting at your phone, and hook up an HDMI cable to your TV to stream entertainment with the help of some loved ones' passwords.

As the good lord and David Lynch intended.

Get a 6-foot cable from Amazon for $6.99.

7. Check RetailMeNot before you buy ANYTHING (including noms) for applicable coupon codes.

Check out the site on desktop here or download the app from iTunes and Google Play for free.

8. And while you're at it, train yourself to save on the reg with our insider online-shopping tips.

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Practice makes perfect. Check out all the tips here.

9. Keep your grocery store haul fresher for as much as 10 times longer (!!!) in these BPA-free produce bags.

Just rinse a bag and let it air dry before each use! (I meeean, have you seen the Last Week Tonight With John Oliver segment on food waste?)

Get 30 gallon-size bags from Amazon for $7.99.

10. Get a head start on your day (for the whole week) by baking Morning Glory Muffins, mini quiches, or other breakfast concoctions in a muffin pan so you won't be (as) tempted to buy a croissant.

Get this Morning Glory Muffin recipe from A Family Feast here.

Get a 12-cup silicone muffin pan from Amazon for $10.99.

11. Invest in a snazzy gym bag-dedicated water bottle for the price of two (just two!) coconut waters at your trendy local yoga studio.

So your wallet will sweat less.

Get them from Typo by Cotton:On for $9.99 each. / Available in nine designs.

12. Conquer your resolution to read more with the eBook Source app and download FREE public domain books (aka classics like Jane Austen and Mark Twain). / Via

So you can stop pretending you've read these classics.

Download it from the iTunes Store or Google Play for free.

13. And if you're lucky enough to know someone with a New York Public Library card, use their login for NYPL SimplyE, a free app with access to 300,000-plus e-books.

It's time to take a break from your adorable neighborhood bookstore.

Get it from iTunes and Google Play for free.

14. Act like a clean freak on the cheap with a DIY bleach recipe and these clever clean-freak hacks. / /

DIY the bleach cocoction with 1/2 cup of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of dish soap, and 1/2 teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide. Apply with a cloth to a wet surface and rinse it well once you're finished cleaning.

Read up on more ways to scrub a dub your household for pennies here.

15. Quit throwing away your money at the drugstore at $3 a pop for fresh hair ties and commit to Hair Tie Society, a dirt-cheap monthly subscription of new hair ties and bobby pins.

Get a monthly subscription from Cratejoy for $1+.

16. Learn to love frozen fruit. It's great in overnight oats, smoothie bowls, and other DIY-able nutritious breakfast foods.

Read the recipe for this raw buckwheat porridge (that you can use blueberries and regular oats in) on Green Kitchen Stories here.

Get 12 bags of 10 ounces of organic harvest berries from Amazon for $56.25.

17. Switch out your winter-boot laces so your footwear will perform better ASAP and tough it out as keepers.

Get them from Amazon for $5.99+. / Available in 10 lengths.

18. Smear a little baby oil on your razor before each use to make the blades (safely) effective for longer.

As Budget Savvy Diva points out, you can also use baby oil as an ultra-moisturizing shaving cream.

19. DIY your own salad dressing out of stuff that's already in your pantry and store it in the fridge in a mason jar with a special pour lid.

Need a recipe? We dig Emeril's simple balsamic vinaigrette.

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

20. Spiff up your ancient office cardi with a tiny fabric shaver instead of spending your cash on a new sweater.

Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

21. And feel better about your money sitch by listening to the hilarious, super-helpful podcast Bad With Money With Gaby Dunn.

Download it from iTunes, or listen on Stitcher or for free.

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