These are so much fun! See how many you do, how many you could do, and add any you don’t see in the comments section so I can do them!
Are you ready?
1. No more delivery pizza. Try your hand at making your own!
2. No more buying movies–use Netflix instead.
3. Take military showers.
4. For 6 months out of the year, consciously buy only what you need and not what you want.
5. Max out your ROTH.
6. Cancel cable, get Hulu.
7. Make cards instead of buying them.
8. Reuse Ziploc bags.
9. Catch water in dish pans the sink, in buckets in the tub, from the rain outside and use it to water your flowers or compost.
10. Make your own coffee instead of buying it while out.
11. Cook in as much as possible, instead of eating out.
12. Take the effort to cut coupons and purchase only what’s on sale.
13. Play the video games you have instead of buying new ones.
14. Don’t use as much toothpaste or any product.
15. Don’t turn water on at full force when you wash your hands.
16. Make your own products.
17. Make your own food products rather than buying them.
18. Dye your own hair.
19. Cut your spouse’s or children’s hair.
20. Don’t buy any more perfume or lotions until you’ve used up what you have.
21. Buy clothes from a thrift shop.
22. Buy used books.
23. Prolong the life of your clothing by washing them according to the tag instructions.
24. Prolong the life of tennis shoes by not keeping them in extreme temperatures (such as outside or in a hot or freezing car. Scrub them with a toothbrush or use leather whitener.)
25. Use ALL of the product, get to the bottom of the soap dispenser or shampoo by adding a tablespoon of water and shaking it up.
26. Cut open lotion bottles, and toothpaste with scissors to use the very last drop.
27. Don’t buy magazines, books, movies; use the library instead.
28. Take care of your health to keep medical bills down when you’re older. Make the effort to eat well and exercise.
29. Use the back of paper, especially when printing out.
30. Check credit card statements frequently.
31. If a bill goes up, don’t just pay it— call and complain, ask why, sometimes they’ll give you a discount.
32. Always, ALWAYS ask for a discount. Senior citizens, military, student, or frequent buyer, etc.
33. Utilize yard sales. No need to pay full price for anything if you don’t have to!
34. Choose credit cards, etc. with reward points and then USE THEM!
35. Pay your credit card off every month, if you can.
Saving is entertaining. With the bits you shave off from extras, you can utilize that money to take a trip, purchase something you really want, or reap peace of mind for a rainy day. Because they do come. My parents taught me: If you live like you’re in a depression, when one hits, you’ll never notice.
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