Simple Ways to Spend Less Everyday
Don’t Buy Things You Don’t Need
Think twice before every purchase. Is the item or service that you are about to buy a want or a need? If it’s something that you want, put it back. I can’t tell you how many things I have regretted buying because I realized later that it was an unnecessary waste of money. So stop yourself before buying!
Waste Less Food
Learning how to meal plan will help you waste less food every week. Make a menu for the week or month, make a shopping list, and stick to it! Buying extra food that will just go to waste is literally throwing money in the trash.
Shop Around For The Best Deals
When purchasing something that you need, make sure to take the time to shop around. Also make sure that you buy at the right time. Taking the extra time to research your purchase and buying smart will save you money, whether it’s a couple dollars or a hundred dollars, it adds up.
Always use coupons at the grocery store, and any other stores that accept them, like Target and CVS. Using a cash back app on your phone will save you even more.
Conserve And Reuse
Before you throw anything away think about any other uses that it may have. For example, old clothes can be used as cleaning rags to save you money on paper towels. Even egg shells can be used to help your garden grow!
Using cash rather than your debit or , especially credit card will help you to realize how much you are actually spending. The cash envelope system is a great way to keep track of your cash spending.
Go On Cheaper And Less Dates/ Outings
Spending less money does not have to mean that you can’t have fun. Just choose activities that cost little to nothing. You won’t feel like you’re missing out and you won’t feel guilty after spending a lot on one day or evening.
Eat At Home
Follow that meal plan! We can all get busy and choose the quick option of fast food or delivery. But this adds up quick. Creating and following that meal plan will relieve the stress of figuring out dinner and will save you big money.
Follow these simple steps to save extra money on a daily basis. It’s so easy and will become routine. Have fun, eat good food, and watch your savings grow! Let me know f you have any other simple tips to share!!