Sometimes you have to spend money to save money in the long run. Being cheap all the time can actually cost you money. I have compiled a short list of a few things you can buy that will actually save you money. These things will help you save money and stay on budget.
Things to buy to save money:
Most of these things are cheap and easy to use! They will help you save every month on your power bill and cable bill. These cool gadgets will help you reign in the energy usage and cut down on your power bill every month!
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This will help you drink more water and save you money by not buying bottled water. Your water will taste better, be healthier, and you will save money!
There is also the added benefit of saving the environment by limiting your plastic usage.
LED light bulbs are a lot cheaper than they used to be. They are great for saving energy and money on your power bill. Plus they don’t have to be replaced as often and don’t create heat like candescent light bulbs.
According to the Solar Electric Power Company “LED lights are up to 80% more efficient than traditional lighting” and only 5% of it’s energy is wasted as heat. That’s pretty amazing.
Also, I have been able to find name brand LED light bulbs at Dollar Tree! They were 2 for a $1 at Dollar Tree!
Batteries are so ridiculously expensive and seems so wasteful to just throw them away. There are batteries that you can recharge and use over and over. They are more expensive in the beginning but after just two uses, you have saved money!
An electrical usage monitor can tell you how much power your appliances are using. Some can even monitor your HVAC system! This can give you an idea which items to unplug to save on your electric bill.
See the top 5 energy myths most people believe to learn why you should unplug appliances.
Programmable thermostats are a cheap and easy way to save money. A HVAC system is one of the largest energy user in the house. A programmable thermostat allows you to turn the temperature up when you are not home and then back down when you will be home.
It can help save you 3% on your energy costs with each degree.
A space heater can help lower your electric bill by making your HVAC system not run as much. It can also help keep unused rooms from wasting energy heating them when not in use.
Just make sure to use a high quality one and keep it safe. Don’t have anything near it and don’t leave it on when not in the room.
For the same reasons as the last two, fans help keep your HVAC system running less which saves you money. Turn up the temperature and turn on some fans to save you money on electricity.
Fans are cheap and cheaper to run than your HVAC system.
A streaming device can help you cut the cord with cable or drastically reduce your channels which will save you a ton of money! I believe that cable will be a thing of the past just like home phones!
You can also get a HD antennae to get free local channels.
This is the coolest little invention ever! It was even on Shark Tank. It is a little spatula to get every last drop of something out of a bottle. This works for make-up, peanut butter, jelly, ketchup, lotions, really almost anything.
It’s pretty cheap and comes in two different sizes.
This little device is so cool! It is a surge protector and has outlets that shut off automatically. It also has outlets for devices that need to always be on.
This drastically reduces “vampire” energy waste.
You can even just use a regular power strip and shut everything off when you are not using it. This is what I use for my computer and desk area. When I am not at my desk, it is shut off.
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This is a short list of things to buy to save money. There are many more things you can buy to save money but these are the easiest to implement quickly. Even if you implement one a paycheck or one a month, you will save money.
Hi, I am Ashley and I am here to teach you how to budget, save money, and pay off debt with simple and easy to implement tips. I was able to pay off $45,000 in 17 months including $25,000 in student loans in just 10 months. I am now a Ramsey Solutions Master Financial Coach and help people like you manage their budgets so they can live the life they want. I also have a degree in psychology and help you get to the root of your money problems. I have also written two ebooks to help save you money and how to budget for beginners.