I’m a big fan of my little woman-cave.
Sure, it doesn’t always have matching towels or dishware….
But it’s comfortable and it’s a space that I love being in.
I heard a quote once that said “Home should be the treasure chest of living.”
I loved this for so many reasons. On one hand, it can be a collection of your most prized possessions. On the other hand, it can be a treasure chest of the mind and spirit too.
Are you making it an environment that inspires you creatively? Or has it just become this financial burden housing lots of junk that just sucks up your electricity?
Saving money at home isn’t just about more money in your bank account. It can also help you create that treasure chest you deserve.
Here are our favorite tips to help you save you money at home and create a space you love:
1. Order Household Essentials Online
There are just some things that you KNOW you’re always going to need.
Like shaving cream. That stubble is relentless!
IS THERE SOMETHING ON MY FACE?
Since online discounts are plentiful, buying the essentials can be super cheap! Plus, depending on how much you buy, you might even be able to score some free shipping. This means you don’t have to waste time going to the supermarket AND you save money on gas, too!
Toilet paper and shaving cream at your doorstep? UM,YES.
2. Make Your Own Cleaning Supplies.
Did you know that most cleaning supplies can be made from ingredients that are just sitting in your pantry?
You can make anything from a grease cleaner to a stain remover. Often times the base ingredients (made from things like vinegar and baking soda), are not only cheaper than the kinds you find at your local drugstore, but they’re environmentally friendly too.
3. Embrace The Minimalist Lifestyle.
This is one case where less truly is more.
More Space. More peace of mind. More money.
The philosophy is simple: You should only have items in your house that either serve a daily function OR bring you immense joy.
If the item doesn’t fit either, then it should go. You can either donate it because you’re a benevolent soul, or you could do this next thing…
4. Sell Your Stuff.
If you’re looking for the reason why, please see above.
The added bonus here is that you get a little extra pocket change that you can put towards doing the things you actually love.
Like booking an amazing Whale Watching tour with the family, or treating yourself to that discounted manicure.
Trust me, once it’s gone, you won’t even miss it.
5. Upcycle Your Furniture.
If you appreciate the shabby-chic aesthetic that seems to be flooding every person’s Pinterest board, then you’ll love this savvy money saving tip.
Building furniture doesn’t require you to be a lumber jack. (Although LOOKING like a lumberjack is VERY in right now.)
BUILD ME ALL THE THINGS PLEASE.
You can make some pretty amazing looking stuff with pallets, crates, and some good ol’ fashion creativity.
Just implementing these 5 little tweaks in your home can save you thousands every year.
What are some of your favorite ways to save money at home? Please comment below with your tips!
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