If you’re trying to save money, the best place to start is in your own home. You could save hundreds of dollars each month just by changing a few of your habits. To help you get started, we have come up with some easy ways to save money around the home, as well as some money saving tips. In Part 1, we will teach you how to save money by cutting your cable TV subscription, minimizing phone bills and starting energy saving habits around the home.
Reduce Phone Bills
Save money each month by re-evaluating your mobile and home phone bills. For starters, consider using Skype more often. This free service isn’t just for talking to your relative overseas. Imagine how much money you could save if you used Skype like you used your telephone? All you’ll need is an internet connection and a computer to start making free voice calls and video calls on Skype.
Cut Cable Television
If you’re cutting back on your phone bill, why not cut back on your cable TV?
Did you know, you can view all of your favorite sports games and television shows without paying for cable? The future is watching TV online. All you need is a Blu-ray player and an internet connection and you can access free programming online from network websites. Alternatively, you could sign up for a Netflix membership which allows you to stream all the latest television shows for a fraction of the price of cable.
Energy Saving = Money Saving
There’s a few ways you can cut down your utility bills. First, you can try all the free energy saving tips to save money. These include:
- Turning off lights when they aren’t being used
- Minimizing the use of your air-conditioner and heater
- Doing laundry in cold water instead of hot.
If you want to go a step further, and are happy to spend a little money to save a lot of money, consider updating your appliances to energy efficient ones. You could also install water saving shower heads.