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It seems weird to think that the place you live in might actually be costing you more money than it needs too. But chances are your home costs take up a big chunk of your budget.
You can reduce these costs with some simple hacks and switches. The aim is to have your home costing you as little as possible whilst still being functional.
Here are my top frugal living tips for your home:
Reduce energy bills by stopping drafts
Don’t waste money. You can make your home warmer and therefore, cost you less to heat, by making sure that you are not letting the cold air in.
Spend time going around your house and filling cracks and plugging gaps. You might even want to invest in some draft excluders for your doors if cold air is creeping in through there.
There are more expensive actions you can take to reduce your bills, such as wall and loft insulation, but you need to weigh up the costs of installation against the potential savings.
Use upgrade hacks to improve your living spaces
If your house needs renovation or redecoration, stop before you start splashing the cash. There are ways that you can improve your living spaces without spending huge amounts of money.
Head to Pinterest to look for ideas and get some inspiration. There are great ways to upcycle furniture and completely transform whole rooms.
Just remember that it is one thing to save money on materials, but make sure you have the right tools to complete the job properly. You can probably borrow these.
Search Facebook Marketplace for bargains
If you need new furniture or just some decorative items, then it is always worth checking out Facebook Marketplace. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure as they say.
You will surprise at some of the items that you can find on there and you can even pick up brand new products at a fraction of the price in the shops.
Even if you can’t find the perfect piece, you might be able to find something similar that you can upcycle or repurpose. It is worth a check before any big purchase.
Grow herbs to brighten your home
Plants are all the rage right now. We love filling our homes with house plants and fresh flowers, but these can be expensive.
Consider instead, growing some fresh herbs. These turn out to be a double win as they will look nice around your home and provide you with fresh herbs for as long as you keep them alive.
If herbs aren’t your thing, then you should check out Facebook Marketplace because lots of people sell plants on there too.
Ditch the tumble dryer
The tumble dryer is a great convenience. I know that I have chucked a top or two in there at the last minute because I wanted to wear it on a night out, but they are expensive.
Whenever possible swap the tumble dryer for the airer or the washing line. There is a great sense of satisfaction that comes from seeing your washing all pegged out too.
Do you have any more frugal living tips for your home?
Please make sure that you share them below and I will add them to the list. I can’t wait to see what you have been doing to save money at home.
Disclaimer: Remember the information you read here does not represent advice. Any ideas or suggestions are just that and may not work for you. Read the full disclaimer here.