Saturday, May 11, 2019

Everyday Ways You Might Be Wasting Money At Home


You wouldn't (we assume) bag up your weekly income and put it outside for the trashmen to incinerate. You wouldn't (literally) put your money down the drain. But you may as well be, because while you probably aren't wasting money in either of the ways we mentioned, you might still be disposing of your money in other ways around your home.

So, if you're looking to have a financially stable life, and if you're hoping for a great retirement, consider the following, and if they relate to you, make every effort to change your frivolous ways.

Everyday ways you might be wasting money at home

1. You are reliant on repairmen (and women)

We aren't telling you to do all of your home maintenance jobs yourself. When it comes to your plumbing and electrics especially, you really should call out the professionals. Your life and the state of your home might depend upon it! However, there are a few tasks you can probably do yourself. You could learn more about your refrigerator, for example. When it shows signs of failure, you might able to manage the problem yourself before calling out a professional. And the same applies to any other issue around your home. We are often too quick to pick up the phone to ask for help, but sometimes, a little bit of common sense and DIY know-how is all we need to rectify any problems.

2. You haven't switched to a cheaper energy provider

Are you paying a fortune on your electricity bills? You might be, for all kinds of reasons. While referring to the linked article will help you to save money, you need to think about one obvious solution to your high utility bills. And no, we aren't recommending you hire a guard dog to keep the mailman at bay! Rather, we are suggesting you switch to a cheaper energy provider. This will be old news to you, of course. You have probably seen the ads on the TV telling you to do so. But have you actually bothered to make a switch? Many of us put it off because we can't be bothered with the hassle, or because we don't know how, but that is to our detriment. It takes five minutes to switch using a price comparison site, so consider doing so today if you haven't already.

3. You eat a lot of junk food

Are you reliant on microwave or takeout foods? Not only are they not very healthy, but they are costing you a fortune too. Instead, perhaps you should think about spending more time in the kitchen. If you can start cooking healthier foods with fresh ingredients, not only will you do your physical wellbeing a lot of good, but you will start to see an improvement in your financial wellbeing too. Of course, we are assuming you know how to cook. Many of us eat a lot of junk food because our culinary skills are lacking. However, you could always take a local cookery class, buy yourself a beginner's cookbook, or learn how to cook online. Tastier, more varied, and cheaper meals await!
Have you related to anything we have mentioned in this article? If so, follow our suggestions, and start to make savings around the home. Your long term financial future might depend upon it!

xxo
Kim

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