Monday, October 19th, 2015
Saving money around the house is easy and effective. There are some essential habits to implement at home that will save thousands of rands every month.
House mates and families can save a lot of money by carpooling. Instead of taking separate cars.Bband together, share petrol costs and save cash.
Not only will a water saving sprinkler system keep your garden watered without wasting water, you can even install a timer so hours spend hosing are a thing of the past.
Activities like painting, fixing, spring cleans, and the like can become fun family jobs instead of costly affairs.
While it’s an initial financial investment, installing solar powered lights, solar heating, and solar panels can save a ton of money in the long run.
Many household appliances have “eco” settings that are aimed at reducing the amount of electricity and water used while running. Not only does this help the environment, it’ll save you money too.
Dry goods, cleaning products, toiletries, frozen food, and many other everyday products can be bought in bulk to save costs. All you need is a little space to store them in and you’re ready to go!
If your home has a garden that requires a lot of upkeep, investing in a composter is a great idea. You can convert all of your biodegradable household waste into fantastic compost – and if you have too much you can always sell the surplus at a neighbourhood market.
Save money on water and electricity costs by showering instead of bathing, and keeping your showers short. If you really want to bath, use the water on plants when you’re done. Save even more on water costs by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth.
Movies, theme parks, and eating out can become very expensive. Instead of spending loads of money on expensive recreational activities, spend time together as a family or with your house mates. Play cards, cook together, or rent a movie and save.
Don’t throw leftovers out if you can help it. Large amounts that will last another day can be used for dinner the following day, and smaller amounts of leftovers make great packed lunches.