How to Save When Budget is Tight

Who doesn’t need money today?

In a century when everything feels expensive and every product looks captivating, it’s nearly impossible to live without money. 

That’s why everybody is trying to get as much money as possible and try to spend as little as possible.

Money is that important in life and everybody wants to save it. But sometimes the painful question pops up: how could someone save the money when the budget is tight? Maybe you should try these tips!

Cancel your cable service

Subscribing your TV to cable service is an easy way to waste your money, especially if your family doesn’t watch TV that much and basically you’re not a TV person.

So go cancel it right away.

A happy life is way more than just a cable. my friend. There are so many fun things to do that will cheer your mind up.

Save the power

Electricity bills often come as a monthly money-sucker. So, how do you save money here?

It’s practically easy.

Only use the electricity when you really need it. If you want to read during the day, use the sunlight instead of turning off the lamp.

You may also want to check the watt of your lightbulbs or any other small electrical appliances. If the watt is too high, consider replacing it with the low one.

Put as little as meat in your meal plan

Meat is expensive. Eating meat for three meals a day can take a lot of your money.

So try to eat meatless meal for a while during the week. You can replace the protein with eggs, tempeh, or even tofu! They’re delicious too!!

Avoid eating out

Eating out is a fancy habit.

It needs a lot of money, am I right?

The price of 1 menu in the restaurant can be used for cooking for a family. If you do it seriously, you can even use the money to cook for a family in a day!

So, choose to cook at home. If you never cook before, start practicing now.

Get inspired by reading easy recipes on the internet. Try recipes that require only a few ingredients that you already have at home so you can practice for cheap.

DIY Simple Things When You Can

Need a new decor for your home?

Need new cleaning products?

Need new organizer?

Well, actually decorating, cleaning, and organizing can be done for cheap!

You can convert cheap finds from the dollar store into awesome decorations.

You can use multipurpose cleaning mixture to clean many things in your home. For example the mixture of water, lemon juice, and baking soda.

You can also clean many things with liquid dish soap!

And you can buy cheap things and then use them to organize your home creatively.

Shop online

Shop in the retail store often allows you to pick more and more things beyond your shopping list. It also makes you unconscious about how much you’re actually spending until you get shocked by the number on the cashier screen.

So try to shop online, guys. It will let you check and recheck your spending before the real checkout so you can control your spending. Oh, you can save so much money on the gas bill too since you do not drive to the store.

Shop with coupons whenever possible

No, I am not recommending you to go to the store everytime you got new coupons.

What I mean by using coupon is, whenever and wherever you shop something, try to use your coupon or find free coupons from internet or brochure. Why pay full if you deserve a discount?

Walk or bike whenever possible

Reach nearby locations on foot or by bike. Not only will it radically cut your gas bill, but it also makes you healthier by doing physical activity.

Downgrade when you can

Are you a family of three living in a gigantic apartment?

If you want to save money, then you probably need to downgrade the housing.

Moving to a smaller home can help you save money on electricity, heating, and the rent itself.

Don’t worry! Living in a smaller home can bring you the same joy and quality time with your family.

In fact, when you live in a smaller home you can save more time on cleaning so you can dedicate more time with your kids.

Stop indulging your kids with expensive toys

Instead of purchasing new expensive toys for your children, try to cheer them up with doing activities that are cheap and easy.

You can invite them to make simple DIY projects, print coloring pages you just downloaded from the internet, or teach them some practical science experiments.

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