19 Money-Saving Tips You Should Incorporate Into Your Life, If You Haven't Already
It doesn't get easier than an app that tells you exactly how much you can save daily.
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1. Make your own iced coffee at home with a cold brew maker that basically pays for itself in the first week of use. Spending $6 every time you order coffee from a shop really adds up to more than you might realize.
2. Create a budget and track where your money is going using YNAB (You Need A Budget). What doesn't get measured doesn't improve, so if you want to work on your budgeting and spending, you should start tracking what you're doing with your money.
3. Save on purchasing makeup remover wipes by just using a reusable makeup towel. This one's water-activated and you'll get way more uses out of the towel, thus saving you soooo much on makeup removal.
4. Shop with reusable grocery bags to help you save money if your local stores charge you for plastic bags.
5. Prep your meals weekly using plastic containers like these to ensure you use all your ingredients before you buy more. It's also great so you aren't tempted to order in every time you find yourself needing a meal ASAP — you have food at home and all you have to do is heat it up!!
6. Use the Digit App to pull tiny amounts of money from your bank account daily (literally like $5) without even realizing it. Over time, it'll help you accumulate a sweet chunk of cash and you'll barely have to do anything!
7. Jot down what you'll need before you go grocery shopping with this meal planning pad. This way, you'll buy exactly what you need and won't be tempted to just wildly pull whatever off the shelves.
8. Divvy up your cash using budgeting envelopes. It's a good strategy so you can physically divide your money amongst your expenses and maybe even feel less tempted to spend more than you can currently afford. Plus, these come with budget sheets so you can write down exactly where your money goes.
9. Save the old-fashioned way with a cute 'lil piggy bank — make it your goal to make this 'lil piggy feel heavier (with cash) every month. It's a fun way to put money towards any small goal.
10. Make your produce last longer with these Rubbermaid produce savers. This way, you won't have to go back to the grocery store because your strawberries went bad literally five days after you bought 'em.
11. Reuse the same sheets of ~bamboo~ paper towels so you don't have to keep spending money on normal paper towels. They're super-absorbent and durable and can be reused over 120 times by just throwing them into the washing machine. They're soft enough to use on your skin, and you can even use them on your Swiffer!
12. Purchase reusable snack and sandwich bags instead of rebuying boxes of the disposable ones. Just wash 'em to clean 'em up for the next round of snacks you want to enjoy on the go.
13. Install a cash back app like Ibotta to rack up money back on your normal, everyday purchases. Even if you only earn around $2–$5 back on purchases, that's still way better than earning absolutely nothing, and the amount will definitely add up over time.
14. Wrap your cheeses in special storage paper guaranteed to retain freshness even longer. You paid good money for that Parmesan so it would be a shame to have to repurchase another block so soon because the first one went stale too quickly.
15. Funnel your favorite coffee into reusable pods that conveniently fit inside your Keurig — you can make a delicious cup of coffee without spending too much on boxes of single-use K-cup pods.
16. Save as much money on vino as possible with this vacuum-sealing wine saver. It'll remove air and keep your wine fresh for up to a week. It's perfect if you don't drink a cup a day or if you only use wine for cooking and want to make every bottle last.
17. Keep your bread fresh for longer by using bread-saving sheets. This way, you won't have to toss moldy loaves five days after you bought 'em, thus saving you from continuously running to the store to purchase more.
18. Make sure you get the very last bit of every product with these mini spatulas. It's perfect for saving on lotion, shampoo, conditioner, condiments, and cosmetics so you can prolong the use of one bottle for at least a week before you really do have to re-purchase.
19. Finally, add a Wikibuy browser extension so you can not only automatically find coupon codes for most of your online orders, but you can also receive cash back from different retailers when you order.
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